Tuesday, July 21, 2009

This & That this Week

This week so far has been a little of this and a little of that.

On Monday, I decided since the temps were cooler, I would tackle trimming goat hooves. Let's see, I did 10 Nigerian Dwarf goats and 8 LaMancha goats and yes, Nigerians are much easier than LaManchas except Sassy's little Nigerian girl (pictured under her brother). She screamed and carried on like nobodies business. She really needed a time-out in a stall by herself:) I told Sassy her daughter is a spoiled brat.

Ram lambs are thinking they are little stud muffins regardless if they have horns or not.....
.......silly boys! I did get some of the Black Cotswold fleece entered in the fair on Monday! Last year I forgot.......would have forgot this year to but I was able to do it online.

I was attempting a cleaning and organization mission in my house this week (fyi...its still in mission mode) and often when I attempt these types of things I find "stuff" I forgot I bought. For example, this very beautiful piece of fabric from an Amish quilting/sewing store. I was going to make a purse but have decided now to make a pillow with it.

While I was weeding in the garden on Tuesday, I found a visitor hanging out on a sunflower leaf......I love little frogs and toads in the garden!

I got a nice collection of goodies from the garden today. Such a nice feeling of accomplishment when the garden comes to fruition. The chickens are laying from 8-10 eggs a day, though I am having an issue with some of them being egg-haters and breaking the eggs.
Well, Dixie and I are off to see her friend Tim tomorrow. He is going to get her looking pretty for the regional Cardigan Corgis Show in 2 1/2 weeks here in Ohio. On Thursday Mom and I are canning some pickles and going fabric/craft shopping (I heard Fall "stuff" is out:). Friday is back to mission organization at my house..........probably will need another ice cream break by then.


Nancy K. said...

Please tell me you didn't trim 18 goat's hooves ALL BY YOURSELF!??

And I thought I was exhausted just from catching and carrying 5 ewe lambs from one pasture to another. Well, AND from reinforcing gates so that they were (supposedly) escape proof...

Kara said...

Wow great goodies from the garden! I have some egg eaters too. What can you do about that?

Penny said...

Yikes that's a lot of trimming at one go!
I love the fabric. My sis made me a bag last Christmas using that fabric. I get lots of compliments on it.i

Susan said...

Ms. Dixie will be even more Beeutiful if that's at all possible :). Been working with cousin Ivy's gaiting the past few weeks.Loved the pix of your little hoofy gang. They are soooo cute.

Christy said...

That fabric is so cool! Trimming goat hooves is always an adventure.

Tracey said...

Sounds like you have been busy and productive as usual, and enjoying the fruits of your labor in the garden :)

Mountain Woman said...

Beautiful pictures from a wonderful day. I can't imagine trimming all those hooves. Wow, what a job.
Your veggies are so much further along than here and I'm envious.
Love the fabric and it will make a fantastic pillow.
We have tiny toads all over and snakes as well (non-poisonous). It's one of the wonderful parts of the country.