Monday, March 30, 2009

Obamas to Plant Organic Vegetable Garden

Good for them! While I’m not a fan of the current President, I applaud the First Lady for finally doing something sensible with her position!  

Obamas to Plant Organic Vegetable Garden at White House

Feeding the goats... And the taming of Tippee

Well it's about time to feed Viv and Vash. The little darlings have grown leaps and bounds. I would have more pics of them, however they love jerking away or running up when your just getting ready to press the button. ARGH...

Now for the taming of Tippee. Well to say the least one person "shy" is another persons "nutz". Tippee, our dear sweet (ROFL and gasping for breath... also speaking things as not as tho they be) French Alpine is in desperate need of taming. She is way more than shy and since the previous owners have lied to me and refuse to take her back, I'm determined to tame her. At least to the point I can catch her without having to put her in a small pen, then taking a panel and cornering her. Sigh... it's not wonder some people think so ill of those who have goats. I can now understand why. On the other side of the coin, I've met some very nice goat people. I'm sure it's just how things are with everything.

It's Monday... AGAIN

It always amazes me that Mondays just sneak up on you after a weekend. I nice peaceful week-end (for the most part) I mean come on! Peace on a farm? HA I say HA! Anyway it's Monday... again. The beginning of another week. Where is the rewind button?! I want an extra day of rest and peace... OK maybe two.

If I could just wake up a little that would be just ducky, but for some reason I can't seem to get my wits about me. Oh well, like the bovines care if I'm fulling awake. As long as the feed get flung and bottle fed who cares! :)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Stills...

Things to come...

Last year's David Austin Rose Garden...

The road much traveled... I took my life in my hand to take this. Our Mennonite neighbors drive over 60 MPH on these roads. It's NUTS!

A Storm Cometh

OK, someone really does live in this house. They are even putting on an addition this Spring!
I love the Sun and Clouds.

Some WHERE over the RAINBOW, there is no STRESS. And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come TRUE. :) IF happy little brown cows milk beyond the rainbow, why oh why won't they here!

Landscapes... OK I could not bring myself to take shots of the brown, barren and lifeless trees and hills. I Do apologize from the bottom of my itter heart! So it's archiving I went. :)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Murders Row is almost complete

Well we have 5 new goats! Tippe, Tessie, Candy and her two kids Cotton and Casper. I've not gotten pictures yet, maybe tomorrow. We are looking at another milking goat tomorrow. So we might be getting another goat.

Tippe is a tad bit shy and umm well nuts, Tippe her daughter last year is a sweetie but stays with her mother, and Candy is just as sweet as can be. We've not yet put our goats with them, however they have seen and the little girls don't think much of them. Viv and Vash are a wee bit jealous. Anyone who says animals don't have feelings or are just animals, well their NUTS!

Sometimes I feel caught between the animal rights people and farmers (some farmers that is). I watch the last half of Death on a factory farm, on HBO. It made me livid! I'm sure I was the only farmer who thought that those farmers should have gotten more than a $250 fine and the one got something like anger management course. It has bothered me for almost two weeks now. It's a fine line we farmer have to hoe, but this doesn't mean we should torture or be cruel to an animal because we think no one is watch.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Smoking is a nasty habit...

I'm not the kind of person who would normally buy anything at a sale barn. However last night was the sheep and goat sale. So I just went to take a gander at what there might be in the milking goat way. WELL I fell in love with two nanny's. So I decided to come back later in the evening. After chores...

I got there at 8 and just waited and waited and waited. All the while I think half the people there smoked. EGADS! It about made me ill, besides the fact that I was getting tired of standing. Yes I could have sat down, but I have this odd thing about me that I don't like to be watched when I'm bidding on something. Silly yes... but it's me. Anyway the smoke wasn't as bad as it normally can be in a sale barn, so for that I was thankful. I just wish they would have turned the heat on! I was getting cold.

Anyway I didn't get my goats. They went for to much without checking their udders and the one I liked hardly had an udder. OH WELL. There will be other goats. And if I was going to spend the kind of money they went for I would rather give it to the farmer and know exactly what I'm buying. But that's just me.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's raining...

Well this seems to be an ever present Spring time subject. Oh the joys of a good rain... As you all know I'm not much into the whole moisture and precipitation thing. It's a necessary evil if you ask me. I suppose it's not the rain so much, it's what happens when to much MOISTURE meets up with to little dirt. Mud... MUD everywhere!

Nothing much new is happening here. I've been sewing some, falling asleep in the chair some, ordering a smart card so we can watch TV again. That was a saga in it's self. DISH had sent out 4 sets of "smart cards" well we never got them SO service went out again, I called. Come to find out I had reached my limit on the cards. So they are Fedexing a boughten card that I was then credited for (so I don't have to pay for it) and it should arrive sometime this week. I don't mind not having it during the day... but in the late afternoon it irks me. Oh well, whatcha gonna do.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Stills

Disclaimer! none of these shots are... well they are great to me, but in the whole scheme of things
they aren't very creative. There are only a handful of people who know why some of these shots have meaning to me. And I would tell the world but with pending litigation or arbitration the Lord knows I don't want to sued for defamation of character. HA! like any of these people have any! On with the show!!!! And please pardon me for being a little bitter... No one can believe what has happened or what has just lately been happening. I'm living it and it's hard for me to believe some days.

Ah the smell and sites of new construction. It's a beautiful compared to the old.

Oh look and the wavy lines of a modular house that has been sitting in our pasture since Oct. 22 2007! We have been assured the crowning and twisting will come out of it... for the most part. Doesn't that give you a warm fuzzy feeling... yeah me too.

A "line" of jersey bovines! :)

I was just playing here... at least there is green grass coming!

Isn't the site of freshly poured "mud" wonderful. Wonderfully straight lines. :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009


I don't know whats with my mood these past few days. Well I do but I don't. All this stress is just about more than I can take. I know God is in control and that everything is working out. It's just the getting to that final point.

I can't think and when I do all I can think about is the lies that have been told and seemingly everyone believes the it! It makes a person really wonder about their mental health. Let me tell ya! Oy vay! I would never dream of doing what these people are trying to do to us to even my enemy!

On to other things... I have another new title "saver of stupid geese who roam the highway" Boy was that scary! 3 geese decided to take a walk on the highway with a semi coming fully on towards them I honked my horn and they waddled away, upset that their plans were changed. At least they are alive to waddle another day. :)

Today I sewed, it's supposed to be relaxing... yeah well... evidently I can relax, stress out, argue in my mind all at the same time. :) I'm a gem!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New title...

Well, I never thought I could attain such a high status. Or maybe that's not the right word... I don't know. All I do know is that I now can add being accused of changing the locks of a home we can't live in. :)

Life is good...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Another great day...

Weather wise that is... I'm keeping hope alive on the realities of everything about the day. :) Today will be a busy day. Cleaning off the holding pen and other area's out there while I can and everyone else here will be going in various directions.

I was slow going in chores this AM. It would help if I could get used to the time change. I'm usually very good about it. This year it's troubling me. I just can not seem to get into the swing of things... I'm trying to keep outside as much as possible due to our current home making me not feel so well. I always feel so much better when I'm outside and away from this house.

Other things going are the following:
Birds singing
grass growing
flowers popping up here there and yon
calves and cows sunning themselves in the glorious warmth of Spring! OK late winter almost Spring...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What a day!

This is where they make their plans to over take me. *SMILE*

It's a gorgeous day here!!! The sun is shining, birds are singing, there is an ever so slight breeze, it's WARM (80's for a high!), grass is greening up and growing, and for the moment I'm good. Yup you heard it here first... ME in a good mood! HEY in my defence I'm always in a fairly good mood, when I'm not in a bad mood, or totally exhausted.

The little groats as I lovingly call them, are growing leaps and bounds... literally! I've never seen such big babies. HONEST! Sweet little babies that they are. They are also in their lets nibble a bite, and hit stage... I have the bruises, missing hair, and various bites to prove it. :)

On the calf front: I think they are all almost over the colds they had due to the past few weeks wild weather. I'll be glad when we have a constant warming trend over this highs to drastic lows. As for the big bovines, I do believe they are trying to milk more than a glorified goat! WOO HOO things are looking up. And even if they weren't I would still look up with thanks and praise.

Monday, March 16, 2009

To tired

I'm to tired to post anything more than this...

We have a WALL!!!!!!!!!!! It's the purtiest little wall y'all have never seen (I'll get pic's up tamarra).

Your hillbilly friend... and farmer...

PS. Spell check doesn't understand hillbilly typing... go figure!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday Stills

Since I couldn't get away to find any other water besides my own backyard or back forty as it is, I fished out some pictures from last year. Some how pictures of water tanks and a leaky faucet didn't seem all that inspiring.

Enjoy what few get to see, other than the neighbors when their cattle come visiting! I truly doubt they see the beauty of it all... my favorites are the last two. I can hardly wait for spring!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Nothing much

It's been a lazy day, enjoying the weather... and our floor! :)Silly isn't it. Oh well... if you know our story you'll understand why. Every bovine we have seem to think it's spring and are trying to graze. Silly little bovine! :)

I'm off to bed y'all. I'm TOOOOO tired!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Prayer answered

I can't remember if I ever mentioned Buddy, the Black Lab over grown puppy that had been dumped on us a while back. We just could NOT keep him. We already have 4 dogs of our own. And besides that none of them liked him and he was starting to get an attitude and almost knocked me down the steps. ANY WAY we have been praying that he would find a new home. AND TODAY of all days, just when we couldn't take any more, HE found a new home. PRAISE the LORD! He went to a loving family with kids and will be the only dog there.

Behold the power of prayer. It is such a relief that he is gone. We now have our little family back again. Ranger is over his depression, Scout is giddy and running around like a puppy, Wallace is finally getting back to his ole self and Whinny... well Whin she is just chillin'. I think I can sleep tonight... I hope I can anyway.

We have

A FLOOR!!!! Can you believe it!!!! I can believe it. I just want to go out and lay down on it and imagine things to be. It really is a wonderful thing.

I sold a bull calf today. We needed the money and it's one less to feed. I wasn't overly fond of him either so that helps. The guy asked if we had Guernsey's, since we have had some calves with a LOT of white on them. His wife just laughed when I said no and I guess from the expression on my face. We only have one half breed left. A dinosaur in the bovine world... a left over from when we had Holsteins. We even used to have them all registered. Yet the lack of funds and I never was good with all the paper work I had to put into it. Boy that sounds lazy of me doesn't it? So it goes, it's the truth.

The naming of them was rather fun... One dear cow who is long gone was Kountry Lass Ruby Red Slippers. :) Our prefix has since changed to MO-MOOS. Yes it was rather fun coming up with names. Dreaming of that one special cow that who would become the next great thing in the bovine world. Right now I would settle for something that gave more than a glorified goat. NO disrespect to goats! Since we do have some of our own now. :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Winter is BACK...

Today I don't think we got to our projected high of 40. It's been a cold,windy, mostly overcast day. We didn't even see the sun until about 5 this evening. Going from the 70's and 80's to the teens and somewhere in the 30's in less than a few hours is just down right hard y'all.

The cows seem to try to be doing better milk wise. I'm hoping for a miracle milk prices and milk weights. If you feel the inclination please pray for us along these lines and also SUPPORT you local farmers! :) Yes a shameless plug for the plights of farmers these days.

We are still on the hunt for a new goat. As of yet none have come our way. On our other goat front. The babies if you can still call them that! Are jumping, climbing, crawling under, and trying their best to get OUT!!! :) I've become (when I help feed them that is) a human: launch pad, jungle gym, bridge, pacifier, and the newest one is... hurdle! one almost cleared my head while I was sitting down. I never thought my life would come to this... but I love it. In fact it's the first time in a long time I can truly say I've smiled and laughed the tickly laugh of dare I say it... Happiness? It's I'm sure just something to keep my mind off of the other STRESS going on around here.

Speaking of stress, I have been on the search for something good. Just something that would give hope, and be uplifting. And I found it today...Go here Scroll down to the March the 4th post... THEN read the 5th. It made me cry tears of joy and happiness.


Just for your general information. You do not need hair styling products if you have baby goats who LOVE to suck and or chew your hair. This is cute at their age, HOWEVER as I keep asking mom "What about when they are 70 pounds?!"

Me oh My does the excitement never end. Please pray it does... I'm tired. :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Do what you can do...

It's very simple. To just do nothing over doing something. Or making a stand. One thing I've learned today is just how hard it is to keep quite when people are taking the truth and spinning it to better themselves.

Never in my life have I EVER been to the point when someone is on this ground we call home, that all their gushing and kissing butt made me ILL to the point that I literally thought I would have to go somewhere and vomit. It made me wonder and think how for what little I had to endure today... how much worse it was for Christ. The world was against him, not just a handful of people. We all have so much to be thankful for in knowing Jesus.

I'm off to bed... It's been a day.

Monday, March 9, 2009

My new favorite blog.

Me oh My! I came across this blog while poking around all my bloggy haunts this AM. If you love cooking GO, if you don't love cooking GO! So many simple, yet tasty things to drool over.

It's been a slowly fast paced day.Vashti is on the way to her normal self. We had a scare yesterday that involved calling a vet in MN! Making several trips in order to find the right medicine (and in one instance asking a store to open up and in another going into the office and getting what I needed... I felt like a kid in a cady store... however I would have to pay for all I would get) for treatment and trying not to worry of the life of a sweet little white elf-eared baby goat. Yup... this is Paradise alright. (rolling my eyes)

I found out this AM that my grandmother is indeed going to be sued by the company where we bought our modular home from. I wonder if they are still praying for us now. How snotty of me is that, but after trying to get a proper foundation for this home to sit on they are now not going to set it. It's all about to wear me slick.

So besides all that I'm good... I think. As long as we don't get any rain and the tractor tire holds air and the calves all stay well... I could go on but won't, at least for the time being. :)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday Stills... EGADS!


OK... I did. I don't like it. But this is as good as it gets. I wasn't going to do it at all, but oh what the heck. This was taken last night on the way out for evening chores. I was so tired at this point in the day it wasn't funny. Now on to better things!
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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Spring comes to the Farm...

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Organic farming to become illegal?

If you go to my MO-MOOS NEWS blog or go here. Just when I think nothing else will shock me. And after I had a small, tiny, almost microscopic rant on Hoard's Notebook today. On a totally opposite thing.

And I quote from Hoard's "Just today, we learned of the Majority Leader’s plan to prohibit schools from serving meat or poultry products from animals treated with antibiotics. The bill would also place a ban on antibiotics for non-therapeutic and prophylactic uses. Finally, the bill would require state and local governments, when purchasing meat supplies, to prefer meat supplies produced without the use of medically important antibiotics as feed additives. See the .pdf link below to view the bill."

Here is the bill.

Granted I'm not for the use of antibiotic's as a whole, however I'm not going to let an animal suffer and die because I would rather not have to use an antibiotic. If your animals are feed properly you won't have to use them on the whole. Granted weather plays havoc on animals the same as people. Right now I'm fighting colds and a possible case of pneumonia. All because we have gone from warm to freezing cold, to mild, and then to warm. It can be maddening.

Anyway back to government taking over farming. Hmm does anyone else think this smells a little like Communism??? Is it just me? ARGH!!! Why won't anyone wake up in this country?!

OK I'll go now... I'm getting upset. And I wanted today to be a day a relaxation... yeah right!

Friday, March 6, 2009

New Blog...

The MO-MOOS News (our farms blog). This is easier than printing out a real live paper newsletter. :) Enjoy!


As I was cleaning of the table beside my bed today, it made me wonder what other read at night.

Here is a list of some of the fiction and non-fiction books I'm reading or have read.

Bible (duh)
Loose Threads
How Judges Think
Out to Canaan
Confessions of a Subprime Lender

Feel free to leave your list. I'm curious :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Weather from heaven

We have been enjoying some loverly late winter almost spring weather. Highs in the 70's with SUN SUN SUN. Today was a wee bit breezy. Down right blow you over gusts of wind. I'm NOT complaining though. Wind is a good thing! It dries out mud. :)

Not much has been going on. The goats didn't pan out, but we met some really nice people. So not a complete waste of time. I do know however I don't do well in the Mark Twain National Forrest! In all honesty forests have TOOOOOO many trees. Then again some states to the west of here don't have enough. Maybe I should just stay here in my happy place.

Which makes think... what movie had that line in it??? Find a happy place, find a happy place, FIND A HAPPY PLACE. I don't remember... I must be channeling one of our Leghorn chickens. I'm just all over the place tonight. So much is running around in my head. The wondering of whys, how's, and whens. Frustrating to say the least.

How is it (or so it seems) that people who say your just wonderful and blah blah blah, would just as soon stab you in the back as to do what is right? I don't understand? Granted I don't see the full picture as God does. I'm trying to see past the blinders I know I must have on. The one thing I know for sure is that honest and true friends would not act that way.

Here is my Thankfulness for tonight. I'm thankful for our vet and his/her (depending on who I get to talk with) wonderful office crew. They are some of the best! I'm finally gaining (I hope) ground with the calves.

Have a good one!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Lovely People

I just love it when people leave comments. However I’m not very good at replying to them, as I’ve read a good blogger should do. Oh well just another area in my life I need to work on right?! SO in having said that I will now go and try my best to reply (if I can spell right) to my new peps! LOL :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Global warming where art thou?

It's been down right miserable these past few days. Weather wise at least. The cold is SO cold. I've never in my life been as cold as I have been this year. And it's playing havoc with the baby bovines. Between cold, possible pneumonia, and scours. It's been rough.

Saying all that you can guess that March has most definitely come in like a lion. I'm so hoping it goes out like a lamb. However I'm not holding my breath.

We are going to look at some nannies this afternoon. :) I hope they look good... If not the search for a milking goat will continue. We are wanting to get either a Sable Saanen or and Alpine.

Best go for now...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunday Stills

Scout was feeling ever so wonderful that sunny, warm, no snow, no cold, no wind day a few weeks ago. Maybe not the greatest in the sense of motion. But it's a start. How about posting some blurry shots?! That's an action or motion right?! :) I personally take the BEST blurry photo's in the world!

In other news... All the calves are alive... I know... that sounds so horrible but I worry about these things. Have sleepless nights over the calves. And this weather isn't helping one little bit. 70 one day the next 35 for a high with a low of 16 or less. I'll be SO glad when spring is here and in full force.

Well I'm off to cut fabric into strips. After all we have to keep this crafty since this is my crafting and hobbies blog. I'll be so glad when I will feel OK in moving the farm and such back to my other blog.