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Monday, April 27, 2009

Rainy Soaping Day!

Soapy Clean scent with 1 part Black Currant/Pomengrante and 1 part Lime EO.
Wheewwwyy,,,did it attract some noise from the kids! Pretty powerful fragrance, but since I know it mellows out now, I should have a wonderful smell after it cures. I froze the milk pretty hard this time, and sprinkled the Sodium Hydroxide very very slowly. I got the creamiest and most irredescent color of mellow milky white milk I have ever had. It was like melted pearls. I really am excited about trying some other smells. This color is blended with Apricot Blush. The other soap I made earlier in the morning was a blend of Grapefruit Oil and SweetGrass! That was an amazing smell also. I really like the smell of SweetGrass. I think tonite I will try a Tea Trea Oil with SweetGrass for a really natural scent next. I am at least getting alot braver in adding some colors. I found a flower press at the 2nd hand store and next we will be hiking for some neat little flower buds and natural grasses to add...SHARON. I think the press could come in pretty handy for ScrapBooking too!! How gorgeous to have a little something added for "Bling" to the soap and a good reason for a hike also :D

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gaggle of Banditos!!

Today was the trip to the Vet. I have 6 little babies with their new"SuperHero" masks. Vet seems to take great joy in colors and carefully gave me a nice assortment of bandages. The Clinic takes a ton of photos for their collage and really enjoy the babies! Can't say that for the babies, but they all got a shot of happy juice and we were on the road again!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

some of what keeps me from posting......

We call her Pest, but will change to something a little more stylish later! ..............................................boy does she love that goats milk!!

She will be a permanent resident here, since all I needed is just 1 more girl to complete my herd!!

Nieces adorable little boy helped with the feeding on Easter, he was very dedicated!! Wanted to go out and feed so badly that he grabbed my shoes and headed out the door ....bottle and all!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Fat little Penguins..

These precious babies are from my Registered Myotonic girl named Pearl. Who visited several times last fall, a certain remarkable and proven young man named KokomoJoe. He is heir to a presitgious line of gorgeous little Fainters. I was thinking ...Pearl (my fat little girl) possibly was a bit to ahhh...portly...or simply wasn't interested in Family life but a pursuit of a career, which I think was Food Tester!! I finally had noticed a swell and have been waiting patiently! She is an exceptional mother and had them cleaned and gathered together by the time I got there..3:A.M. to be exact. Both Boys and absolutely the fattest little ones I have had yet!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!!

It worked...we were staying up late watching ..Austrailia. First time I had watched it and it was in the last few seconds when (while watching closely Peach on my laptop wth the webcam zoomed in on her) that I see she is really really uncomfortable. I had been noting her up and down and the far away look for most the show. She would dig,,she would lay...she would stretch and then she was just down and hollering for help!! I think I saw the last of the show...I think...what a good show it was though..anyway, I ran helter skelter for a bit and forgot the towels the blow dryer and my head. I got there with inside baby under arm and pulled off the diaper and set her down behind me while I crawled in pen and watched Peach to see if I needed to assist. She was hollering alot and see no real advancement, although I did see feet,,,no nose was following. I reached in a bit and see their is one Giant Head and my poor little Peach. I waited a short while and had to help. It was an awful tight squeeze and wonder now if I had left her she would of ever gotten that head out. I am again, so thankful for the camera. Meanwhile, inside baby is all over the place playing and hopping like a 2 day old should. Perhaps she was just so excited to have a Real Goat Mommy!!! Wish I had the video camera, it was amazing.

After a dousing of the bubble fluid, Peach snorted a few times at her and was most likely surprised at the energy of what may have just caused her alot of pain. I pulled her just born baby around to her nose and let her smell her also, and just stepped back.

Nature did the rest!! Take a look!! It was a little dark in her pen but all is well and Mother and her Two babies are resting very Happily!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

First of the Year-Official House Baby!!

It had to happen, somebody wasn't paying close attention and the First Time Mom liked one color over the other. Poor girl was running amok trying to decide who would like to be her Mommy. Nobody taking her up on it...well..we are making up for her rude arrival into this world. She will be well pampered I am afraid....and when the next girl goes...we will be there...sneaking her into the arrival. Hopefully that works!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

newest babies!! They are the cutest!!

Was worried I wouldn't be able to tell them apart, but one has waddles and one doesn't!! Made that easy for me!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

a day in a life!

DebLCRH: I didnt tell you the reeeesst of the story though
DebLCRH: Sharon..was a dear and grabbed Chance from Drivers Ed class over in Pierre
PKCromwell: what?
DebLCRH: and brought him home
DebLCRH: and Dan hollering into the cam...grab pizzas Sharon!
PKCromwell: funnyD
DebLCRH: so she arrives..two pizzas and Chance
DebLCRH: so we go in and start cooking after we see to new arrivals
DebLCRH: which meant I needed to quit in the middle of the chores and stop and eat
DebLCRH: so we had a beer,,,pizza and by 7:30 they were heading for home
PKCromwell: I bet that was hard to do, go back to chores..
DebLCRH: so I go out and finish chores..feed the boys...feed the cows...water the horses/cows...
DebLCRH: so finally at Nine ...after checking on new babies frequently and all is done...I walk back to porch...when out of the corner of my eye
DebLCRH: I look to the west...and see movement in the west pasture on my side of road...heading up the road toward Kips house
DebLCRH: nothing should be over there...and it is dusk...pretty close to dark by now
DebLCRH: I squint
DebLCRH: I am in is my horses
DebLCRH: running for freedom
DebLCRH: the gate down by the river must of gotten blown open or left open by someone
DebLCRH: fishing or hunting most likely
DebLCRH: I think..crap...dark...road...highway...horses are out...
DebLCRH: should I just call it a night...and hope they return
DebLCRH: CRAP...there they go...across the road and heading down the highway PKCromwell: not good
DebLCRH: I run in scream for Nicky to get car and park it across from the mailbox and wait with me driving horses back up the road and head them into our yard...
DebLCRH: she wants an explanation..but darkness is upon us and I have a highway to negotiate 7 horses back up and by now 5 miles of stretch as they are running
PKCromwell: keeping Nicky on her toes too
DebLCRH: I scream...get your CAR
DebLCRH: I am out the door...and down the road...breakneck speed...taking ditch if I have to
DebLCRH: so I get ahead of the cantering souls
DebLCRH: and jump now..i have worked up an awful sweat and take off coat and start running at them swearing like a sailor
DebLCRH: woke the neighbors
DebLCRH: scare the bejeebas out of them..they abruptly turn and run for home
DebLCRH: but....
DebLCRH: decide to take the approach at Kips house
DebLCRH: sonofabegeebas
DebLCRH: then I race ahead slamming into park...and again with the coat
DebLCRH: get them back on the highway..sorta heading toward my house...
PKCromwell: they were looking for safe haven?
DebLCRH: and they decide to take the south side of highway..putting them smack dab in the spot to avoid the gate at my house
DebLCRH: again...swearing...and hollering at Nicky to get out and flail those arms
DebLCRH: do not know if she heard me,,but she is thinking and raced forward into deeper snow with car and is out showing them nowhere to go but back across highway and into my yard..
DebLCRH: meanwhile I have my car parked sideways in road..with flashers and cars are starting to approach
DebLCRH: if one...just one would of crossed the line...there would be no fury like the hell they would of seen
DebLCRH: we got them in the yard and I run around closing the west end gate ,,then to get them headed to the hay bales
DebLCRH: I have nicky get the bucket of corn...I go try to navigate a way in for the horses...and see all drifts are covering all entry to get them back in from house side...
DebLCRH: I finally succumb a bit
DebLCRH: bout ready to cry
DebLCRH: when I get a second wind and decide that hay feeder could move
DebLCRH: I cut ropes and snipped wire and wallah...I have a new entry...but I have to shut the gate that leads to the river
DebLCRH: as I dont want them out again..I tell Nicky...I have to walk down and up the ravine to the other side gate and for her to try to coax them back in with the grain...she is hesitant
DebLCRH: I head across the pasture,,,which is very deep in snow...especially down in the ravine..where the drifts must be 10 ft deep where the wind has laid the snow through the day
DebLCRH: I had a little moonlight by now,,and the dogs were going across the ravine ok...staying on top...
DebLCRH: so i am pooped and decide...just walk light...walk light
DebLCRH: I made it
DebLCRH: halfway
DebLCRH: thats when I lost it...
DebLCRH: I lost a leg...and felt no threw myself forward..and start swimming uphill to the dry land I see in the dark
DebLCRH: I am laughing now,,,,close to tears....
PKCromwell: geeez
PKCromwell: making me laugh
DebLCRH: could of peed myself by then...but I had taken a couple of seconds to run in the bathroom before I started after the horses...I knew enough to stop and do that anyway
DebLCRH: got to the gate..and sweat is running down my face...I race back down and just decide to dog crawl on all fours back across...and help Nicky
DebLCRH: I got there just as she was leading the worst one...the leader of the pack back into the pen
DebLCRH: three others were straggling..but after I got behind and threw my coat....and the rest were quick to follow suit
DebLCRH: I ache all over is sorta working in the shoulders and the backs of my legs...well..they feel swollen....
DebLCRH: anyway...after my excitement of the whole day.with baby deliveries and vet calls..and I crawl in shower and took two excedrinPMs,,,I hit the couch to hopefully catch the news....but I finally notice..
DebLCRH: it is quarter to 11
DebLCRH: crap....
DebLCRH: I go to bed with food channel on and call it a day...
DebLCRH: I was afraid something else was going to happen in the night and Maggie would be laying there in trouble this went out at 1 and 4:30 ...just to peek..
PKCromwell: gad
PKCromwell: copy and paste this to your blog
DebLCRH: I think I have Some sort of Shock Syndrome
DebLCRH: no energy...wish I could ...but no energy...
PKCromwell: I don't know how you could fit that in to
PKCromwell: shock syndrome, that is
DebLCRH: me either...when I saw the thing on facebook from Nicky...and it all flashed before me
DebLCRH: entire day....
PKCromwell: uh-huh
DebLCRH: I finally said the bottom of the ravine last night...and sprawling across the snow trying to keep from going under..."What the hell???...are you trying to kill me Greg???"
DebLCRH: thats when I went hysterically into laughing....tears...
PKCromwell: made me laugh and tear up at the same time
DebLCRH: it was bad...but I can say...I survived and with no dead bodies
PKCromwell: could have been bad with horses on the road
DebLCRH: actually...was pretty calm when I went out this morning...everyone in there proper spots
PKCromwell: they thought the goats were getting too much attention
DebLCRH: it could of been...and I would never have left them wandering..
......................a day in a life!!!

Out like a lion!! cute as a lamb!!

and so the story goes.....I decided to have vet come out ,,raging weather...horrible roads...and very fat, pregnant doe in great discomfort. He decided she was lacking Calcium and was losing her strength. Gives her a large dose of Calcium via abdomen and we leave and back to work over blizzarding roads. I am watching her throughout the day on webcam from my office in town...when off in the corner...there in obvious discomfort and severe distress is my smallest and wildest newby I had recently purchased. No dates provided on any possible babies with that one, so my attention was not on could never get close enough without an all out tackle to exam so did it by observations from afar. She was wide, but darted around like a hyperactive 2 yr old. From webcam, I could tell...I was needed at home and 20 minutes later I arrive with a very large head out...NO FEET...none...nowhere...reaching in...I can barely grab the side of a little leg and pull that around..there was no going back. It needed to come out and with a few gentle pulls...I manage to get entire baby out with no ill effects. Lots of fussing from Momma, but it had to be done. I laid baby down and let Momma clean for a couple of minutes and get the pen shut off so she could be by herself. I closed the gate and by the time I turn around to help clean off and dry baby..she is down again...Now where she put that one is beyond me. Hard to imagine that One..let alone Two of that size Fit!! Amazing...and both Does to boot....Looks to me like she had a Saanen for a Father here. Two nice size babies for one so young!! Thank YOU WebCam!!!.....meanwhile...Maggie the Large girl who got the dose of Calcium is up and eating like a champ. I think she awaits the next snowfall, just to make it interesting!