Monday, October 13, 2008

So today I was off for "Discoverers Day".........


I am blessed to have a mother that I love so much, who has inspired me to be who I am today, who listens to me rant & rave (on rare occassion obvisously), and of course who makes these beautiful crafts. I thought I would share a very special one she made for me on my birthday a few years ago............

Now of course, I have no idea where she got that idea from.........

Today was "Discoverers Day" and my school district where I teach was off. So today was a day to do a thousand things......well maybe 3 things. I was taking hay out of the loft so I thought I would share this "lofty view" with you of my back property. That's the horned Shetland shelter below, well actually T.J., Cotswold ram, lives there too.


And speaking of hay, I received an email from the guy who I bought hay from in July. It was $4.25 then, today it is $6.50 or $7.50, depending on what I want.........hum.....let's see, I need 160 bales so I am thinking, "Heck, *?!!** So, I called my mom to rant & rave, swore up a storm, refocused, refocused again, considered bankruptcy, and refocused. I mean, I am a single, woman hobby farmer, I can handle the pressure. I made a phone call and found 1st cuttings for $5.00 a bale, its not super high quality, but I have a good 80 bales of real nice stuff in the barn now. I will be having those 160 bales delivered at the end of the month.
Now, I told everyone that ever blade of hay needs to be eaten, I don't want one blade left to be stepped on.......

Nor do I want animals to use expensive hay as an ass rubber!!!!





10 comments:

Pat in east TN said...

Wow Kristi, again your place is so beautiful and well kept ... yikes, you have a lot of mowing to do! Glad you got the hay thing worked out and HAHAHA, that last picture is priceless!!!

Nancy K. said...

OMG! I was reading this post at work, during a break. It was so nice ~ I love the picture your mom did for you and the aniamls following you are so cute. How precious is the photo of everyone eating together? And then I almost spewed pop all over my keyboard as I scrolled down to the last picture!

ROFLMAO (which can be rather embarassing when at work!)

Deb said...

Kristi,
That picture your Mom did is priceless...what a wonderful treasure.
Love the animal photos - your place is so charming and peaceful. Of course, the last photo was the best....OMG, that was just too funny - leave it to a goat!!

Christy said...

The sheepy following you around is just too cute. So is the picture your mom made. I hope they respect the hay you got for them.

melanie said...

That final picture had my sides splitting...

Glad to know I am getting a "bargain" with $4 a bale organic hay, first cutting. I wasn't happy about paying that, but I guess it could be much worse!

If you really ARE visiting next summer, I am going to have a lot of work to do to get this place as tidy and cute as yours...yikes! Thank God it's Vermont you really want...I can distract you easily while kicking the dust bunnies and rusty tools under the porch...

Susan said...

The goat parked on the hay was to funny. I lucked out on hay, bartered with a local guy. His wife got a mural of a horse on their storage trailer, I get 200 bales of hay. Now to find someone needing a mural for next year!!!

kristi said...

Pat,
the patch of green grass I push mow & give to the guys to eat:) I think that means "Here's my sign"!

Nancy,
I always enjoy hearing from you & it makes me happy to know I made you "smile"!

Deb,
I do treasure what my mom makes me:) And you are so right, goats so have their own sense of humor!

Christy,
I will have to post some of my Nigerian pics 4 you...that was Briggs, one of my Nigerian wethers.

Melanie,
I was thinking my humor might match yours:) I still am planning to visit next summer...how about a turkey??

kristi said...

Susan,
yeah, well Miss Dixie & I have been fighting w/the green little burrs...I think I pick out at least 20 a day from her coat!!! If she only had Ivy's smooth coat.....

Tracey said...

Kristi,
I love the picture your mom made for you!!
I love seeing all the pictures of your property! Its so beautiful there. I don't know what I will think when the snow comes...well, do know that I will think it is beautiful, but can't imagine living in it.But I'm sure many people can't imagine living in Florida either. I'm gonna have to guess the last little goat missed the hay speech you gave or is just a REBEL!!!
Ass rubber....you are so funny!!!!
I too was ROFLMAO
Tracey

ae1501 said...

Kristi,
Thanks for my laugh of the day. I know what I'll be picturing during team meeting this week! ;)