Thursday, May 7, 2009


What sad sad news. Our longtime friend and the reason we have dairy goats lost her husband on Tuesday. We lost the doe we got from them, who started all this madness, in Feb. Her husband got sick in Feb and lost his fight this week. We have kept in sporadic contact for the last 7.5 years. We always see them at shows and catch up. They were a lovely couple, and she is a nice lady.

When I heard I immediately sent her an e-mail and prayed she hadn't changed it since we last talked. I told her how sorry I was, but that now I knew Peaches had a great tender until we could join her ourselves.

She e-mailed me right back. Asking about Peaches. Offering us her togg herd. Which I hands down offered to take. So much for downsizing. So funny what people find comfort in. A quick conversation about something totally unrelated to the tragedy at hand can be like a little break in the storm. So it looks like the Peaches clan will reign again. Not that they don't already. I did have to ask to not get anything to closely related to Abra, Peaches' mom, since everything I own can go back to Peaches, with the exception of one doe and her two kids.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The nice thing about waking up early is I get so much done before I would even normally be UP.

I woke up an hour before my alarm went off and by the time it did I already had all my paperwork done, the milk samples ready to ship, my meds taken, blogs read, and babies fed. Right now it's just about the time we would normally go to milk and Greg is loading the car so we can go milk and then get feed.

And this weather could make up it's mind for fucks sake.

I mean I'm ok with the fact it rained. We did need it, it dried out way too soon for my liking, but 1.5" in a DAY... people.. NOOOOO we did not need to go from 0-60 in .50 sec. And yeterday? Fucking Lovely.... where was I? In a barn with 636 of my closest 4 legged friends. At least they are calm pretty girls to look at. *sigh*

Today I want to catch 2 yearlings (goats) because we have a show in a week and they are wild as hell... and the weather can't make up it's mind. Rain or Sun.... hummmm lets keep them guessing ALL morning. I mean it is only 8:40 but sheesh people I don't have ALL day. Well ok actually I do... but SHHH.