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Little Red Caboose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Angie
Three Rivers Michigan
USA
89 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2011 :  9:53:19 PM  Show Profile
Hello you busy little bees! How is everyone? I hope everything is going well for everyone.

I had a drs appt today and they checked my cervix. Only 1/2 cm dilated. I was hoping for a little more because the braxton hicks have been hitting me hard lately. It eased Wayne's mind though. He's so nervous that Evan will want to come before my doc gets back. He's been in the medical field long enough that there are only a handfull he trusts. He's rubbed off on me too. Come on Dr. Singh! Anyway, we go in Wed at 8 am to start the induction. Any and all prayers are appreciated, not just for me and the baby, but for my dear mom too. She won't get to make it and I'm sure she'll be on pins and needles wondering how we're doing. I'll miss having her and Dad here, but I'll keep in close contact with them the entire time. I plan to figure out how to blog from my new phone so that I can share the experience with everyone. Not the graphic parts. I'm not into sharing everything! LOL!

Monica, I'm so glad your friend is doing so well! I'll keep praying for her!

Sorry I don't have more time to post, but I've been hardcore nesting today and need to get to bed. I'll catch up with everyone tomorrow. Take care!

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oldfashioned girl
True Blue Farmgirl

2391 Posts

monica
oatman az
USA
2391 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2011 :  9:54:55 PM  Show Profile
I hope everyone is doing well!!! I have spent the week getting ready for an Art Show this weekend and I went today to set up and then it's this weekend for 3 days! I am still running around trying to get some things finished up to take to the show! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Grace, I am praying that the fires stay far away from you!!!

Sarita, Congratulations!

Monica
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amomfly
True Blue Farmgirl

658 Posts

Angie
LaGrange IN
USA
658 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2011 :  04:29:40 AM  Show Profile
Sarita- Congrats on the little lamb! She is so cute!
Angie- how are you doing? I hope and pray you can make it to Wednesday!
Beverly- how is you goat? I would get a vet out, blood is not a comfortable thing for me. I would also give her a squirt of drench [you can buy it at TSC or rural king]. I would also add a little molases to her water. I hope she and kids are ok.

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Beverley
True Blue Farmgirl

2707 Posts

Beverley
atlanta Michigan
USA
2707 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2011 :  05:30:03 AM  Show Profile
She has not had any more bleeding so I am hopeing the kids are ok too. the one time I have some one waiting for one of these babies and something has to happen. but so far so good...

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Cavalli Runner
True Blue Farmgirl

249 Posts

Brenda
Mercer MO
USA
249 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2011 :  05:43:22 AM  Show Profile
Oh, Beverly, that is scarey. Praying all will be okay.
Angie, it's so close! You must be on pins and needles! I think Jessica is going to go early, so she should only be a few weeks behind you! I wish I could be over there in Germany woth her...but can't go this time. She was even going to buy my ticket, but hubby said "no way, not for our first year of lambing!" LOL! I told Jessica she will have to time her babies better! HAhaha! They should be in Kirksville for the next one, so I should be able to make it for that one! Maybe your mom can even be there! Wouldn't that be funny? Jessica's MIL (who is a nurse) will be there and she is going to have a crowd of friends at this home/water birth, so she won't even miss me this time! All the best to you and am praying your little guy comes in a wonderful, memorable fashion.
Sarita, we will have to agonize together thatwe can't be with our girls this time.
Everybody, I missed a few days and I feel like I am spinning my wheels to catch up on everything, blogs, MJ's, facebook, everything. And now we have snow! It was summer the other day, and this morning we are back to a winter wonderland! I keep saying "this has to be winter's last blast"...and then there comes one more! I really do hope this is winter's last hurrah!
Rea, hope you enjoyed your extra time off.
Still waiting for lambs. I can see bags and pink butts on a couple of my girls...but nothing moving yet! Soon, soon, soon.

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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

2804 Posts

grace
larkspur colorado
USA
2804 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2011 :  07:36:48 AM  Show Profile
Congrat's Sarita - sounds like a sweet little one. Now the fun begins - I will catch up on your blog - computer was not letting me log on to you Thursday - will try again.

Monica I am so excited for your Art Show - can not wait to hear all about it and I will be sending happy thoughts your way. Remember to bring plenty of water, something to eat and breath...

Angie all too son your little one will be here - I know it is hard but enjoy this time with your husband because soon it will all change forever. My son did not believe me and in a couple of weeks Reese will turn a year old and Nick keeps saying to me "Mom, my life will never be the same, it is over flowing and at such a pace I can hardly keep up" So enjoy this time and know all good things will come.

Beverley, I am so sorry to read of your little mothers trouble. I am concerned that she might have a placenta issue so watch her closely. Especially if she is still acting stressed. Also do you have a scope to listen for heart beats? Is there still active movement of the kids? Those are very important issues to keep track of. If she drippled anything out that is reason for concern. I only give Rescue Rememdy but again I am holistic. I would give her smaller feeding secessions, give wheat germ oil on her feed, give warm water with a bit of molasses and do not give too much grain because that will keep her internal temp up and if she has a small bleed that will quicken it. I would make sure she stays quite but not isolated. Even if that means you get in with her and get her to walk and socialize. If they hide themselves it may be a sign she is in early labor or having some pain. Is she grinding her teeth at all??? Please keep us informed and I will check in today.

Well, we made it thru the night - another fire this time closer to us and effecting many of my friends. Sixteen farm friends of mine evacuated and took what animals they could to the fair grounds. Was a stressfull night for all and the winds are to still be here today. I really must say I do not know how much longer I can keep this up - 15 years of these ups and downs with things I can not control is becoming more then even I thought I could weather... I know the lack of sleep has not helped my outlook and at the 2 am feeding of Wynonna I spent the whole time crying which is so not me... Sorry to be such a mushy mess but I really am feeling lost right now. Anyway, enough of that - there is tons of work to do - revising my evacuation plans today since it is just my two hands to get everyone loaded in case of an emergency. I am also trying to figure out how to send important documents on line to a safe box - more computer things to learn...

You all have a wonderful day and know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Grace Gerber
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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

2804 Posts

grace
larkspur colorado
USA
2804 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2011 :  07:38:45 AM  Show Profile
Congrat's Sarita - sounds like a sweet little one. Now the fun begins - I will catch up on your blog - computer was not letting me log on to you Thursday - will try again.

Monica I am so excited for your Art Show - can not wait to hear all about it and I will be sending happy thoughts your way. Remember to bring plenty of water, something to eat and breath...

Angie all too son your little one will be here - I know it is hard but enjoy this time with your husband because soon it will all change forever. My son did not believe me and in a couple of weeks Reese will turn a year old and Nick keeps saying to me "Mom, my life will never be the same, it is over flowing and at such a pace I can hardly keep up" So enjoy this time and know all good things will come.

Beverley, I am so sorry to read of your little mothers trouble. I am concerned that she might have a placenta issue so watch her closely. Especially if she is still acting stressed. Also do you have a scope to listen for heart beats? Is there still active movement of the kids? Those are very important issues to keep track of. If she drippled anything out that is reason for concern. I only give Rescue Rememdy but again I am holistic. I would give her smaller feeding secessions, give wheat germ oil on her feed, give warm water with a bit of molasses and do not give too much grain because that will keep her internal temp up and if she has a small bleed that will quicken it. I would make sure she stays quite but not isolated. Even if that means you get in with her and get her to walk and socialize. If they hide themselves it may be a sign she is in early labor or having some pain. Is she grinding her teeth at all??? Please keep us informed and I will check in today.

Well, we made it thru the night - another fire this time closer to us and effecting many of my friends. Sixteen farm friends of mine evacuated and took what animals they could to the fair grounds. Was a stressfull night for all and the winds are to still be here today. I really must say I do not know how much longer I can keep this up - 15 years of these ups and downs with things I can not control is becoming more then even I thought I could weather... I know the lack of sleep has not helped my outlook and at the 2 am feeding of Wynonna I spent the whole time crying which is so not me... Sorry to be such a mushy mess but I really am feeling lost right now. Anyway, enough of that - there is tons of work to do - revising my evacuation plans today since it is just my two hands to get everyone loaded in case of an emergency. I am also trying to figure out how to send important documents on line to a safe box - more computer things to learn...

You all have a wonderful day and know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Grace Gerber
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio

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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

2804 Posts

grace
larkspur colorado
USA
2804 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2011 :  07:40:09 AM  Show Profile
Congrat's Sarita - sounds like a sweet little one. Now the fun begins - I will catch up on your blog - computer was not letting me log on to you Thursday - will try again.

Monica I am so excited for your Art Show - can not wait to hear all about it and I will be sending happy thoughts your way. Remember to bring plenty of water, something to eat and breath...

Angie all too son your little one will be here - I know it is hard but enjoy this time with your husband because soon it will all change forever. My son did not believe me and in a couple of weeks Reese will turn a year old and Nick keeps saying to me "Mom, my life will never be the same, it is over flowing and at such a pace I can hardly keep up" So enjoy this time and know all good things will come.

Beverley, I am so sorry to read of your little mothers trouble. I am concerned that she might have a placenta issue so watch her closely. Especially if she is still acting stressed. Also do you have a scope to listen for heart beats? Is there still active movement of the kids? Those are very important issues to keep track of. If she drippled anything out that is reason for concern. I only give Rescue Rememdy but again I am holistic. I would give her smaller feeding secessions, give wheat germ oil on her feed, give warm water with a bit of molasses and do not give too much grain because that will keep her internal temp up and if she has a small bleed that will quicken it. I would make sure she stays quite but not isolated. Even if that means you get in with her and get her to walk and socialize. If they hide themselves it may be a sign she is in early labor or having some pain. Is she grinding her teeth at all??? Please keep us informed and I will check in today.

Well, we made it thru the night - another fire this time closer to us and effecting many of my friends. Sixteen farm friends of mine evacuated and took what animals they could to the fair grounds. Was a stressfull night for all and the winds are to still be here today. I really must say I do not know how much longer I can keep this up - 15 years of these ups and downs with things I can not control is becoming more then even I thought I could weather... I know the lack of sleep has not helped my outlook and at the 2 am feeding of Wynonna I spent the whole time crying which is so not me... Sorry to be such a mushy mess but I really am feeling lost right now. Anyway, enough of that - there is tons of work to do - revising my evacuation plans today since it is just my two hands to get everyone loaded in case of an emergency. I am also trying to figure out how to send important documents on line to a safe box - more computer things to learn...

You all have a wonderful day and know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Grace Gerber
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio

Where the spirits are high and the fiber is deep
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Beverley
True Blue Farmgirl

2707 Posts

Beverley
atlanta Michigan
USA
2707 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2011 :  11:32:06 AM  Show Profile
well so far so good. She is resting but I could tell she has been to the water bowl so that she had to walk over too. She is not grinding her teeth so I think that is good too and she has no drainage . I will going out again later to check on her...

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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

2804 Posts

grace
larkspur colorado
USA
2804 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2011 :  12:57:04 PM  Show Profile
Sorry Ladies for the triple posting - my computer was doing some hiccups and I had no idea it was doing that - SORRY!!!

Grace Gerber
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio

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lsarah
True Blue Farmgirl

256 Posts

Lori
Greenwood Arkansas
USA
256 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2011 :  2:27:59 PM  Show Profile
Oh, Grace! I can't imagine the stir you must be in! I heard on the news just a little while ago that they are saying the fire is contained. I certainly hope so!

Angie, SLEEP!!!! And enjoy the last few days of just you and Wayne. Nothing is more precious than when you become 3 instead of 2. I know Sarita wishes she could be there. I will be praying for you Wednesday morning! So exciting!

We had one more little one. There are pics on the blog. It was more heart wrenching than I told on the blog. She had the first little one fine, but then came a tiny second, stillborn and very underdeveloped, then things stalled. After about 15 more minutes of nothing happening, Stan began to try and help. Turns out, the last one was stuck with it's head turned up over it's back. He tried and tried everything he could to help out, but the baby girl didn't make it. Sniff. Take the joy with the pain. But, the little boy is doing fine. He is cute and tiny. Avery is just facinated by him.

Almost out of fleeces. If the sun would shine and the wind would stop, I would finish skirting. I have two dark brown Shetland/BL cross fleeces left to skirt, but they photograph like big black blobs in cloudy weather. So I am still waiting. I got the last white ones done this morning. Hannah, our Cotswold cross mama, had a magnificent fleece. Even the skirtings were worth keeping. By now, a little poo doesn't bother me. Nothing hot water and soap can't fix!

Lori

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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

2804 Posts

grace
larkspur colorado
USA
2804 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2011 :  4:05:24 PM  Show Profile
Oh Lori I am so sorry to read about the misfortune of the babies - we can only do what we can do and then Mother Nature has to step in. It is a bitter sweet time I surely know but I am thrilled that the little boy made it. I think this is the part of doing what we do that makes us question at some point can we take one more hit? Hug each other and the little boy and know that you did everything within your power and that is all we can do... Hugs and prayers.

Grace Gerber
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio

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Cavalli Runner
True Blue Farmgirl

249 Posts

Brenda
Mercer MO
USA
249 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2011 :  4:06:28 PM  Show Profile
Oh. Lori...so sad. I keep hearing everyone's losses on here and on my sheep breeder's board and it makes me kind of nervous. But my vet and I chatted about it and he said, in the wild those lambs/kids/calves would die and so leave the stronger ones that thrive, making a heartier breed of sheep. I am hoping we don't have too much trouble (at least not for this, our first, year)...I just keep praying God lets our animals all survive our ignorances! But, I think we are as ready as we can be, and the vet is on speed-dial!
Monica, how fun. An art show would just be so neat. I can't wait to hear all about it.
Grace, I thought of you, and said a little prayer, when I saw the news about the fires out your way. I pray they really are contained and they come nowhere near you.
We FINALLY got paid for our hay...it only took 7 months (more if you count from when the deal was made...I'm counting from when the hay was cut). Now we can get the rest of the fencing we need to make a second pasture for the sheep and set up the mini-pastures within for rotating them. Hopefully we will have less trouble with the barberpole worms this year. We didn't have a whole lot of trouble last year, but I'd like to not have any!
Now we just need the snow to stop so we can put the new fences in! LOL!

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Sheep Mom 2
True Blue Farmgirl

1534 Posts

Sheri
Elk WA
USA
1534 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2011 :  6:41:17 PM  Show Profile
Hello all. It's been such a crazy week around here - lots of visitors and comings and goings. I am so sad to hear of your losses, Lori. I'm glad to hear the little boy is doing okay.

Grace, I hope all is well and the fires will be contained soon. Know I have been thinking of you and including you in my prayers.

You must be so excited, Angie. I will keep you in my prayers on Wed. for a safe delivery and a healthy baby. I agree with Lori - get as much rest as you can now. Your Mom must be on pins and needles with anticipation.

Hope you do well with your Art Show this weekend, Monica. What are you selling at the show?

Guess I'd better run and get some dinner going - I am late getting started. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Blessings, Sheri

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Old Spirit
True Blue Farmgirl

1492 Posts

Rae
MN
1492 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2011 :  05:12:40 AM  Show Profile
Hi all! Sorry about the losses, I understand oh so well but we rejoice in those that make it! I always think of my lost little ones running green pastures with Jesus

Been busy here to, this and that. Off to buy fence posts that area on sale and then to our grand daugthers first birthday!

Rae

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Old Spirit
True Blue Farmgirl

1492 Posts

Rae
MN
1492 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2011 :  05:14:04 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Old Spirit

Hi all! Sorry about the losses, I understand oh so well but we rejoice in those that make it! I always think of my lost little ones running green pastures with Jesus

Been busy here to, this and that. Off to buy fence posts that area on sale and then to our grand daughters first birthday!

Rae

Farm Girl #647

...those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles:...
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lsarah
True Blue Farmgirl

256 Posts

Lori
Greenwood Arkansas
USA
256 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2011 :  8:13:12 PM  Show Profile
Please pray. We may lose the new tiny baby goat. He isn't doing well at all. We gave him antibiotic, but, we will just have to see.

On a brighter note, we picked up an Oxford ewe this morning. She is beautiful, but missing one ear due to a mishap with a dog when she was small. We bought her from a very mature young lady who shows Oxfords for 4H. We were very impressed with her.

Been flick combing my black cotswold cross fleece tonight. It is very soft. I hope to get to card some tomorrow. Off to bed.

Lori

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oldfashioned girl
True Blue Farmgirl

2391 Posts

monica
oatman az
USA
2391 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2011 :  9:27:00 PM  Show Profile
I am praying that everyone is doing well! I will have to try and catch up on the posts, but I just wanted to let you all know that after a very dismal first day, today went very well!!!! I had a lady come back and buy a spindle, a diz, 2 skeins of yarn and about 9 batts! I was so excited that it was all I could do not to jump up and down while I was packaging everything up!!! At least now I have covered the booth fee and have some $$ left over which I have already spent on some fleece!!!:)

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Cavalli Runner
True Blue Farmgirl

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Brenda
Mercer MO
USA
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Posted - Mar 27 2011 :  05:20:21 AM  Show Profile
Oh, Lori, I am so sorry to hear that about your little one. I hope he pulls through. Congrats on the new purchase, though.
Monica, so happy for you, Greg and I were just talking this morning about what to do with all this fleece. I am still going to keep the one I am working on for hand spinning, but it is going to get overwhelming here very quickly when we add the fleeces from the spring shearing (IF I can ever get the shearer up here...Danny is great, he does wonderful work, but getting him to call back is torture). I am so anxious to break into the art world! I have my willow ready for weaving, now just need the wool yarn so I can start making my Navajo style wool baskets. And I want to try another saddle pad...this time with my Icelandic wool. It would take me years, I think, if I have to wait until I spin enough with a drop spindle! LOL! It is looking like the best bet is to send it off to be processed. Either that or start offering raw fleeces for sale. I do get inspiration when I see Sarita and Lori with their's on their blogs. And see that they seem to sell pretty well.
Off to town today. Church, then lunch, then farm store, then Walmart and home. The worst part? Putting the groceries away when we get home...usually all I want to do is head straight for my recliner and take a nap!
Still no lambs. How long can those backsides stay pink? I used to say that the ninth month of pregnancy was longer than the other eight all put together! Seems like I've been seeing pink for that long, too! I know, I have to be patient. It's just so exciting! And nerve-wraking! Especially hearing about all the babies (joys and sorrows) that everyone else is experiencing.
Lori, is your little guy a Nigerian goat?


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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

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USA
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Posted - Mar 27 2011 :  05:49:14 AM  Show Profile
We have joined you in adding two new additions to our farm. We added a 1 week old doeling and a 9 month old buck, purebred La Mancha goats yesterday. We will also be adding a 4 year old female, already in milk in about 4 months. I will most likely be needing advice, help and more as we travel through this journey. Our basic dairy supplies have already been ordered. Once I get the chance to borrow a camera, I will post pictures. They are rescued goats. The buck was dehorned, but one grew back, so he looks a bit funny. He's always excited to see us, by the way his little tail wags We have to bottle feed the baby, and she has been attached to the one daughter who will care for them (mostly). And of course, my 17 yo's dog (part lab) has adopted the baby as hers - giving her lots of licks and "protecting" her from anything. We are very excited and can't wait do some milking. We were also given the chance to taste the milk - yum! We are so blessed to find these goats.

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lsarah
True Blue Farmgirl

256 Posts

Lori
Greenwood Arkansas
USA
256 Posts

Posted - Mar 27 2011 :  06:01:38 AM  Show Profile
Well, the little guy made it through the night. We will keep trying! He is half Boer, his daddy was the billy we just lost, and his mama is a little crossbred goat.

Monica ~ I must have missed something! I am so happy for how well you are doing at the show!

Hey, Kristina! Welcome to the group! These ladies have helped me so much!

Brenda - I know what you mean about backsides! I just don't know how they hold the babies in so long!

~Lori

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Cavalli Runner
True Blue Farmgirl

249 Posts

Brenda
Mercer MO
USA
249 Posts

Posted - Mar 27 2011 :  06:19:11 AM  Show Profile
So glad to hear it, Lori. I pray he hangs in there for you.
You are so right about those backsides! I start wondering if something is wrong! But, they eat fine and act normal, so...I'll keep watching! Glad I'm not the only one who wonders how they can go so long!
Welcome, Kristina. This is an amazing bunch of ladies! They are a wealth of information, fun to share with, and just a blessing to know!


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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

2804 Posts

grace
larkspur colorado
USA
2804 Posts

Posted - Mar 27 2011 :  09:53:16 AM  Show Profile
Welcome Kristina - What exciting additions for your farm and family.. Sounds like you will be having your hands full with all the new ones but it also sounds like everyone including the dog is pitching in.

Lori I am thrilled that the little one made it thru the night - I did not read what was his problem? I know that the ewe had a mess on her hands and you all did your best but not sure if I missed what was wrong with the boy?? These things are always tricky and please keep us advised - we will by praying for him.. How is the Mother doing? Conrat's on the new addition to the farm - sounds wonderful..

Monica what wonderful news - I had hoped your event would a profitable one - sounds like the profits are going for more fiber but that is part of the reason we do these is to add to our baskets upon baskets of fiber... Are you seening any trends out there that are new and worth talking about?? Can't wait to hear all about your adventure.

Brenda I thought I read something about an article for the ISBONA - was that right?? Love to read it if you get a chance. Waiting for those new arrivals is never easy but soon you will have your hands full and then you will wonder where your time and energy has gone. Good luck on your trip into town - I just looked at the calendar and figured out I have not left the farm since Feb 3rd - WOW this might be a record but I really need dog food, chicken food and my grandson turns 1 year old soon and there is a party in town next Sunday so I guess I will be poked off the farm. Hope the trip runs smooth and I am with you - putting everything away takes so long.

For the Farm - Olivia is still getting around using her peg leg we designed. She is faster then I on three legs. Wynonna has been full of vinegar - she walked the whole farm Saturday while I did the chores. She however did not want to be in with the goat kids and she sure did not want to be around the goat girls even when they where nice. She screamed the whole time and ran to me everytime I move a foot away. Oh well, we will try it again today. She can not live forever in my house..

Hope you all have a great day.



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therealshari
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Shari
Beryl UT
USA
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Posted - Mar 27 2011 :  12:22:05 PM  Show Profile  Send therealshari a Yahoo! Message
Hi ladies,

We're still between winter and spring here, with snow every couple of days, and nights always below freezing. Highs in the mid 40's to 50's but so is the wind by afternoons. We get the weather just before Grace does.

Been reading about all the ups and downs, and can relate to all... even the pacemaker. I got one last fall, and have never in my life felt better. Tell Karen just to take it easy for about 6 weeks while everything heals.

Our lambs are due in early to mid April, 5 ewes. We're not sure one is preggie, either that, or she's going to have a single while the rest show like there are multiples. The cows are both preggie and springing. They're due in May.

We've been extremely busy as we made the decision to seek organic certification. That puts us eligible for several grants from the NRCS. We're the smallest place they've ever accepted here in SW Utah. Jason (the NRCS guy) even made a trip out here to help with the application. I think he really wanted to see if we are for real. Guess he found out!

The paperwork is enough to choke a horse, but we have more time than money, so will do everything we can to make this work.

Thanks to the gals who want fleeces after we shear in June. I won't forget you... got your addies saved.

Back to finishing the Certified Organic application... we're down to proof-reading and assembling all the attachments.

Shari Thomas, back after a 2 year break for heart issues. Ready to get on with life now.Four Country Gals
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Sheep Mom 2
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Sheri
Elk WA
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Posted - Mar 27 2011 :  3:28:09 PM  Show Profile
Wow - lots going on this weekend with everyone. The weather here is still wet - mostly rain but a little snow but it melted right away. Sure would be nice if this spring would dry out and warm up a little. I'm glad the little one made it through the night, Lori. I hope he is still doing well. Another ewe - how many sheep do you have now? You must have quite a flock going.

Glad to hear you did well at the show, Monica. Will you be doing more of them soon?

Welcome, Kristina. Always nice to have someone new join this thread.

Grace it sure sounds like Wynonna has some real separation anxiety....hopefully you can get her acclimated to being a goat. What will you do when you have to leave for GS birthday? I can't believe he is turning 1 already - time sure flies like the wind anymore. Sure sign of getting older!

Shari it must be a whole lotta paperwork to get certification but the rewards will be worth it in the end.

Any new babies, Sarita? You must be really hopping about now. I'll bet you are excited for Wednesday and the new arrival.

Had company again for the weekend - my step-son and wife, she is expecting in July. All kinds of babies, first my son's in May and then the one in July - I've been knitting up a storm.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Blessings, Sheri

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