Saturday, May 7, 2011

Of Lambies & Mud

Its hard to believe that the Shetland lambies are pushing 3 1/2 weeks old already! One would think that in 3 1/2 weeks I would be busting out with all kind of news like how wonderful the garden is growing, all the yard work I have gotten done, the painting of fences I have started.... HOWEVER, I can report that I am becoming a successful mud wrestler.  In addition to this new talent, I have learned how to integrate swear words with the word "mud" to create a whole new language.  Sometimes I even impress myself with my creativity and in all honesty, I think the animals are impressed with me because secretly they are thinking the same thing about the #@*! mud!

I try not to swear around the babies because they still think I am alittle strange and I don't want to scare them as we are just gaining trust with each other. Actually they are becoming quite friendly and are enjoying their adventure days.

So gas prices have busted into the $4.16 range and because its costing me a sh*t  crap load more to drive to work, I am refusing to spend that kind of money to mow my lawn.....well when I can mow the lawn due to saturated state of the yard.  The goats are providing a nice mowing system as long as they leave the pine trees alone!!

Poor Dixie is sick of getting a bath but she is such a low rider and a mud magnet.  I tell her every day, "You play, you pay!"  The weather channel's forecast has very little rain in it for the next 3 days so I will keep my fingers crossed and hopefully I can get some work done in the garden.

Hope all is well with those of you who stop by to read and that gas prices and rain haven't taken over your life too!

5 comments:

Barb said...

Your babies are adorable. I went to the Shepherd's Harvest in Lake Elmo, MN today and cooed over the baby angora goats (the colored ones....be still my heart). But with lame sheep of my own currently I can't get too excited about adding more to the flock. May have to call the vet in on this one....sigh.

It was gorgeous today. Last year it snowed at Shepherd's Harvest. Much improved today.

Gardening? What gardening? I think we'll just eat the seed potatoes and save ourselves the trouble of planting and weeding.

Teri said...

We're in the same boat as you Kristie - rain, mud, and the high gas prices ...although in the last two days those have come down to $4.08.
The babies are precious! Love looking at your pics. We are taking the plunge with goats and getting 3 Nigerian Dwarf's next month - can't wait!

kristi said...

Barb,
You and I have to keep the faith that gardening will commence!! I hope your sheep comes around this weekend and is ok:)

Teri,
Yippee! Welcome to the goat world! My first goats were Nigerians! Your gonna love them and their silly antics! Isn't it sad when we think anything below $4.00 is gonna be a deal? Cna't wait to see your goat pics!

Tammy said...

Same here, Kristi--mud, mud and more mud. The weather has been unseasonably cool but now we have gone straight into hot, humid summer. At least maybe the garden will like that. It sure hasn't liked all the rain and cool weather. I'm spending a huge chunk of my paycheck every week for fuel, and so going to work and back is pretty much all I'm doing at this point. Hope you get some sunshine! My sheep are doing most of the mowing for me too! I'm not pouring money into a gas mower when I have four leggeds to do it.
Tammy

Sharrie said...

Your Dixie is a doll. I have a fluff who is also an extreme "low rider". She comes in the house full of mud while the other two are just barely muddy. Fluff problem or mud lover? That is the question. Luckily she loves getting bathed. Your lambs are beautiful, and I sure understand about the gas prices!