Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Almost a Month Since My Last Post....!?!

It's been a weird month.
I swear I have written full posts. Witty, engaging, entertaining and informative. Unfortunately, I wrote them all in my head and they never made it to my blog.
So...here's a very abreviated update:
My next to youngest son (age 25) has moved in to help us get ready for the Big Move North. We are also helping him as he lost his job in Virginia.
We lost 3 animals; Perfection the peachick, and two chickens.
We will miss Perfection. We buried him out in the yard. I found a shoebox and lined it with fabric and we tucked in some peacock feathers ...so he could go to rest with the tail he never had a chance to grow himself.
We are not sure what he died of, but we suspect he ate something that caused him to die.

Our turkeys hatched a chick and we removed the chick and put it in a private coop (the old bunny hutch).
Named it Sammy as we figured that name was good for a girl or a boy. So far, so good.

Our rent-a-goat is doing his job well. I think all the does may have caught. We have him until the middle of the month, so we will rotate him among the girls until his owner picks him up.

The Darlin' Mans retirement plans are stumbling forward. He takes leave Nov. 1st. At that point he will head to Vt and NH to find a house, buy the house and get basic arrangements done for the move.
We have found a good real estate agent in the area and are fine tuning our search for property.

It has been unusually wet the past few weeks. Lots of rain and thunder. The ducks and geese love it, the chickens and goats......not so much.

The alpacas are doing fine. Alberto has been doing a lot of humming to his ladies, but hasn't been trying to mount them. We *think* Alice and Ana are pregnant, but need to get a vet out here to check.

Been *paring down* stuff here. You never realize how much stuff you have that is basically unneeded until you have a move coming soon!

I'll be posting again with a day or two. Have a lot of stuff on my mind.


  1. Man, oh man. I can't imagine trying to move all our "stuff"! You've got your work cut out for you. At least darling man will be able to do the house hunting & getting ready while you're taking care of the farmstead and critters. Hope all goes well & glad to hear from ya!

  2. Lamb,

    I'm sorry to hear your son lost his job. I'm happy though that he is there to help you move. Down sizing things, oh I so hear you there. After the tornado's going through here, I decided were going to down size too and possibly have a yard sale.

  3. I'm in the same boat trying to downsize, Lamby ...not because of a move though. I'm hoping to NOT have to move. I lost Yeoldfurt on August 2nd and I'm trying to position myself to maintain this place on just my own steam. Not an easy task when all I really want to do is be sad that he's not here with me anymore. There are tools that are too big, too heavy or I just don't know how to use ...those will be the first to go. Then assorted 'stuff' that has just been following me around for the past couple of decades. Someone might as well get good use from it. All I've been doing is storing it.

    I hope your move goes smoothly and I hope you will continue to post from your new digs up north. Best wishes to you and the Darlin' Man and your assorted critters.



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