Saturday, April 18, 2009

Recap of Springbreak Events

Well, let's see. I have been on Springbreak since Good Friday. Tomorrow is my last day off.
Yep, I have not even scratched the surface of what I intended to get done. Yesterday and today were actually the only 2 super nice weather days.

The goats love a good sunbath even the 2 1/2 week old little Nigerian Dwarf baby thought he would soak up some rays with the big guys today.

Today I cut the front lawn for the first time, gosh knows once you caught it, its gonna grow like crazy. I trimmed up some branches on trees and cleaned up some of the flower beds, of course with the help of a few LaMancha babies.

Tuesday was shearing day and I am so thankful it is over. These are the fleeces from Ira and Ethan, my Black Cotswold wethers. Ira's fleece is on the left and weighes 12.1 lbs.!!!! Ethan's is on the right and came in weighing 10.8 lbs. I love it!! I also have T.J.'s fleece which is very similar to Ethan's fleece. Now, all I need to do is learn how to work with it:)

On Friday, my parents, my sister, and my niece & nephew went to Amish country for the afternoon. I stopped at Maysville to stock up on feed. Brought home 400 lbs in grain so that should hold me for a while. Gracie and Bobby were enjoying their first ice cream of the season in the picture above. They had a good time seeing everything!

And today was finally Johnny's BIG DAY........today he became a proud GELDING!!
YIPPEE!!!!!! It was an expensive day as he got gelded, West Nile shot, 5 way shot, and 2 wolf teeth pulled. He and I are going to get along much better now I believe. Yes, I admit buying a colt, now a 2 year, was NOT one of my better ideas esp. since I have the most novice experience with horses. My 2 miniature horse mares are very easy to deal with but Johnny was a whole new experience. I was torn between selling him or gelding him. The horse auctions are heart-breaking right now and I know I would get very little money for him and the thought of not knowing what I might be putting him into would eat at me. He is not a big eater so the food is not the big factor. So, hopefully this will help him and I to the right path of getting along.

Today I put out my new little bird waterer I bought down in Amish Country and the ceramic snail that just made me laugh.

This is my new garden toy that I bought. My dad picked it up from Sears and brought it out to my house on Wednesday. FWB is going to put the handles on it and get it set up for me and then Dad and FWB will give me Tiller 101 lesson. Look out garden!!!

Now of course, I have to save the best for last!! Okay, I found the perfect garden clogs in PINK with PINK FLOWERS to match my PINK gardening tools!!!! Is that not too fun???
And for all that fun, the shoes only cost me $1.99 at my favorite store. Of course, once I showed my sister and my mom they made me go back and get them some, but they only got plain colors because they have big people's sizes. Fun stuff like that comes in size 5 1/2:)
Whatever makes you happy Mom!!!
Let's see tomorrow I will be on a paper grading marathon but first I will make more chocolate chip cookies to get me through going back to school.
Think positive....the last day of school is June 10th!!!!









4 comments:

Jennifer said...

I loved the pictures of your goats and those adorable, cute dogs!

Rayna said...

5 1/2???!!!! You're soooo lucky...me and my 11/12 clod-hoppers think so at least...

melanie said...

Clearly, I need to re-think your next pair of socks....I don't know if I have a yarn THAT pink...I may have to dye up a special lot...

kristi said...

Jennifer,
thank you for stopping by!! I see you also have goats! What would a farm be without goat antics?:)

Rayna,
yep, size 5 1/2 to go with my staggering 4'10 height!! What happens if I start shrinking as I get older? LOL

Melanie,
Your the best blogger pal!!! Blue demin and pink are just my favorite colors!! I always enjoy when you stop by the blog!