Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ranch Chaos

Well yesterday WAS an adventure to be sure....I fed the horses and proceeded to the Alpacas to find them in combat with each other..4 of the boys need to be "fixed/altered" soon.... They are to be sheared this week...We'll see just how they adjust to being tackled and groomed....Ha....

I proceeded to the barn shortly after 9:45 am at 10:15 I was in the walk in clinic with swelling face....Hornets went up my nose and down my wide open mouth....I have been known to call 911 after being stung ..... So off I went to have liquid shot into both cavities....Yes I'm fine if not annoyed by the fact that 4 hours of barn time was spent in the clinic. Thank heavens it is a short 3 miles away. By the time I returned home I started the meatloaf.....

I then put the irrigation on and found a killing field full of dead rodents...Oh Thomas you are a great killer...A curious sight was that the slugs ( Hubby says they are hideous) where eating the back ends of the dead field mice.....It seems the cats no longer think to eat the entire animal just the lush warm organs and leave the rest for the chickens and the slugs...I too have wondered what these darn things eat other than my new tender plants....Sometimes the plants do not last a day....I am hoping that they will eat all the goods from the cats...

I finished up a new design of necklace and was hoping to do a few more "tests" on them....Like abuse and water resistance and what not....

Travis is planning on returning to work today and Inkling is doing better as well. I'm hoping she will take it easy and not PUSH HERSELF....We redheads tend to do that.. Buluga ate all her raw burger last night and I was pleased she did not walk away from it. Bondo's daughter is off to school in Idaho and will beginning her adult adventures....Have fun and stay safe honey....Ang is going to have a day too, worrying about her honeys return to work.....

Today I am going to the barn and will finish as much as I can.....I too will be getting ready for our nephew and his girlfriends visit for 4 days starting Thursday....My friend will be out tomorrow to assist in the g-sale stuff and then come Friday we will have a part day of hard work and the boys will do some fun stuff.....

Hubby worked on counters in the garden shed, which it seems will be his tool workshop before it will ever be a garden shed at least the Alpaca grain, chicken scratch and halters will all remain.....

So finally some photo updates for you all...

5 comments:

ang said...

Your other brother up and left last night for california to take his tail between his legs back to his wife..Any bets of how long before he calls and says I wanna come home she's being mean to me?

Inkling said...

I promise to take it easy, although I can't promise not to feel a little guilty about leaving laundry and cooking chores undone. Henry David made me promise the same thing too. And here I thought pushing myself had to do with avoiding guilt-trips from my mom and grandma. I had no idea it was a redheaded thing..... =)

HALLEYVILLE said...

Geminis do that too!!!!! Glad to know your taking it easy...Good girl.

Country Joe Gilhooley said...

.....slugs eat rodent butts?.....

HALLEYVILLE said...

yes wanna picture?