Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Been busy!

Obviously we have been BUSY! The flooring was done on Thursday and we spent all day Friday putting the house somewhat back together. Then Saturday morning our water went out and was not fixed until Monday morning. Thankfully, the well did not go dry; a pipe just rusted and broke, the "well guys" fixed that. So we are back to a normal functioning house now. There are still a few things that need to be put back in their proper place, etc. The flooring is very nice though, praise the Lord. Hopefully I can get some pictures up of it within the next few days.

On another note, the weather has got very cold the past few days, and it has been lightly raining also. So I have been feeding a lot of hay out to keep everyone warm.

A few days ago, "Grandma" (Laports Mahogany Sage), as we call her, was limping pretty bad on one of her back feet. She could not keep up with the herd going out to pasture, so we brought her in and kept her in a stall for the day. We checked her foot that night and found a sore/cut in her foot that had some proud flesh in it. Ouch! So we cleaned it and I have been putting 7% Iodine on it 2 times a day, and I have been keeping her in the stall. Now today, she is hardly limping on her foot at all and I'm sure it feels much better! Praise the Lord! Tonight I let her come out of the stall and was going to let her sleep out with the rest of the does, but she followed us half way out, turned around and decided she liked her stall better. So she's still staying in there tonight ;).

I am now only milking 7 does at night, and about 10 in the morning. Nobody really wants to be a milk goat anymore, which is only somewhat fine with me :).

That's it for now. . . I am tired (had a long day sitting in the car in town).

Here are some photos from over a week ago that my little sister took, before it got cold and it was very nice and sunny then. Anyway, I thought they were pretty.

Have a great night,