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No more mile jogs with Bay for the foreseeable future. She has the will but not the endurance. She did it with me then after a drink she deflated in the trunk and went to sleep and I had to drag her out and to the barn pen where she passed out again. Poor dog. Her owner is a crazy lady. Pen guarding and patrolling for her it is.
 

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Maybe she should start on short runs and work her way up. No one in shape or out of shape starts with a full out 5K :)

Lol, I'm afraid if that were the case by the third time my boys would have the hammer and they'd be nailing or breaking everything in sight. Might be safer for us to hire out, and keep the kids :weee away from the cool new toys and people to take them from.
How are they going to learn if you don't show them how things are done? Of course "everything in sight" better be rocks or something if they are bent on destroying things.
 

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Aw, I thought a mile on flat terrain was short!

Good sentiment, but my kids are more at a digging holes to china with spoons and butter knives stage or the learning not to color on themselves and the whole house with markers stage, and also the learning not to lie when the aim is not true and they pee on the toilet instead of in the toilet stage. Hammers come later for everyone's safety. Four and six are not a good point for them to have any tools (or scissors, please no scissors). I love them, but I have no illusions about them not being little chaos-ites. Maybe at 6 and 8.
 

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I think Miss Rachels.haven didn't want them to learn from me, holding the wrong end of the hammer! ;)

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I love that you are so able and willing to laugh at yourself for some of the things you have "messed up" ??? Reminds me a little of @Latestarter. Sure do miss his escapades, and his daily doings.
 

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Coyotes are gathering on the conservation land behind my 6.81 acres. Had to hurry and bring in the goats from browsing. Waiting on conservation guy to get back to me, waiting on LTC to come back still so we can skip down to Cabellas or Bass Pro if we need to, crossing my fingers those fat, surley, bold coyotes leave my goat pen alone and don't eat Bailey, the puppy, and the goats.

I'm sure we'll survive, but man, I hate that exposed feeling when you know the authorities won't help you because they blame all the trouble you having on stock no matter what, they won't let you defend yourself, and still not knowing for sure if they will let you fence your land to run your dog (and goats).

On the positive side, the bucks are locked in the stall, the does have a 115-120lbs dog guarding them, and conservation people haven't said no yet and I don't have to go outside in the dark with a pack of giant howling coyotes nearby.

And Saffron's brisket edema almost seems smaller and less saggy. She's been kneeing my hand off her when I try to mess with it, which is odd for her. So I am hopeful and doubt liver flukes or a heart condition if it's sensitive.
 

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Oh, and I'm making cheese right now listening to the dog bark. I've left that out of my journal. Every few weeks I put up a couple of pounds of cheese in the extra fridge that was left with the house downstairs turned up to 55 degrees. It's pretty good cheese so far. Tonight I'm making jack and maybe ricotta from the whey.
 
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