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Ragdollcatlady's Just a Little Patch of Weeds Farm journal

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by ragdollcatlady, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. May 9, 2019
    ragdollcatlady

    ragdollcatlady Herd Master

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    Well..... she declined my offer of half down for a deposit and the rest in 4 weeks, the soonest I will have 2 open days off together to make such a long trip. So no goat for now.

    This was me this morning.....
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    ….. before Dusty decided she needed a date with the mechanics! :barnie Oh Come on Dusty!!! Seriously! Guess she is a wanting a little bit of attention or something. Waiting for her date to figure out what is wrong… I heard a rumor it might be just a fuse.... :fl
     
  2. May 9, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    :thumbsup you look wonderful. ....
    From Barb & MEL.....:flypig
     
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  3. May 11, 2019
    ragdollcatlady

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    :thSo the car doctor says it is the catalytic converter. I can have her by tomorrow.... for almost $800 or wait for them to order the part and get her next week for $600. :thDusty and my feet are my only transportation options that don't rely on anyone else. :\ And I am supposed to go to grandmas this weekend, drop off Martinitiny and Delilahs dappled boer buck kid, take ARawrAsaurus and Doodles to play with grandma. My friend and coworker E has been very generous with giving me rides to and from work today and says she doesn't mind picking me up for work in the morning too, even though she lives on the other side of town. My other friend has a truck and doesn't mind figuring out where to put all the animals, so I am still OK going to grandmas this weekend..... but I have a tiny bit of a hard time getting into his beast cause I'm short! ;) I feel like a little kid actually, trying to figure out how to get up there!!! Good workout though, and I promised him I'd figure it out! I am a country girl and a princess of the goats!!! :old I'll do it myself, thank you very much! I actually think I like big boy trucks.... but I am not ready to trade in my girl truck yet, I still love her, even if she is getting a little bit high maintenance these days! :p Literally!

    We had a beautiful electrical storm last night!!! :love I love sitting on the porch and just enjoying the show. But I had some terrified baby and mama goats early this morning when mother nature added some thunder along with the light show.

    Gotta go, lots to do before we leave tomorrow.
     
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  4. May 11, 2019
    Bruce

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    You could probably rent a car with unlimited mileage for a week for less than the $200 difference on the CC.
     
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  5. May 12, 2019
    greybeard

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    It's rarely the easy and inexpensive thing... 800 bucks for a catalytic converter?

    I know they have some platinum in them but they aren't gold plated..
     
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  6. May 12, 2019
    Mini Horses

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    Sounds perfectly plausible to me...and, perfectly PERFECT! :D
     
  7. May 12, 2019
    Bruce

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    I found this:
    "Your costs for parts are going to be around $350-$1500,"

    https://autoservicecosts.com/catalytic-converter-cost/
     
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  8. May 12, 2019
    Baymule

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    Sorry things didn't work out. So do what we gals do when things go sideways.....pick yourself up, dust off the seat of your pants and do something that makes you happy. Sounds like you got a good grip on that, hope you had fun at Grandma's!
     
  9. May 14, 2019
    ragdollcatlady

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    I just got home and got everyone settled back in. :thumbsup

    It was a great trip altogether, but it started out a bit rocky. With the news that my truck wasn't going to be done til Monday, we were going to take my friends beast of a truck. OK sounds solid. But come Saturday morning, my friend wasn't feeling well and was unable to go with me. He generously let me borrow his truck anyways so I could still make it. He is OK now, but I was worried about him too.

    I had a nice, winding up the foothills detour, to drop Martinitiny off at his new farm. He has a wonderful herd of new girlfriends awaiting their turns for a dance with their handsome new beau. I heard he had his first date tonight! :D =D

    Made it to grandmas safe and sound.

    Met the other gentleman on sunday morning at the local starbucks. He already sent me pic of his handsome new boer buck kid mixing in the herd with his new pals.

    We made it to the later church service... and this time I didn't frighten any children. :old (Last time, a young girl didn't want to sit next to me.... presumably because I have purple hair and might have looked a little bit rebellious! :hide )

    My sweet uncle came by and we got to visit for a little bit, had a wonderful mothers day dinner, and stayed up way too late visiting every night. We talked about family, friends, and nutrition, how things are going for me and some of my favorite family members, my aunts surprise visit from Wales (grandma hadn't seen her for 8 years) and of course, all the new babies our family is expecting! :) I also shared a couple of videos of a beautiful young girl playing the violin in street performances, on Utube. Had grandma in tears, this child I so passionate and her music just gives you all the feels!:love

    Grandma loved bottle feeding Arawrasaurus and when she would drop little pellets on the floor, grandma would gleefully scoop them up in her dustpan and thank her for her donations to her garden! :lol: Bet you can't guess where I get my laid back, hippie genes from! ;)

    Doodles loved being spoiled and sleeping in bed with me. Until she rolled in poop and tried to sit next to me on the bench outside! :sick She was so sad that I wouldn't touch her! She gave me the saddest puppy dog eyes ever and rolled over so I could pet her belly. Bathtime in the laundry room sink! Dirty dog! :th

    I spent plenty of time just relaxing and enjoying the peaceful quiet of grandmas property. She has wild turkeys that come by so she puts out food for them. She left some weeds in the corner of the yard for the hen that is setting on a nest over there. :fl Hoping for some babies soon! Since my baby goat is used to foraging several hours a day with the herd, I took her out a lot to graze and taste test all of grandmas plants. Her favorite was, of course, the yellow rose bush! :D =D Grandmas rock gardens have expanded some since the last time I was there and she was telling me about her plans for more rock paths. I didn't think to get pics, but they are beautiful. She has so many different flowers everywhere! The magenta butterfly bush a gave her a couple years ago has grown into a 5 foot bush. It is so pretty!

    I did wake up with a really bad headache this morning. Bad enough that I tried to take an aspirin but it didn't stay down. :( I think it was a lack of caffeine, I didn't get enough yesterday. But there was a tour blocking the road.... the only main road to the closest starbucks! :barnieFinally, after half hour, I turned around and found my way out the other side to a different Starbucks....Thank heavens for cellphones with googlemaps! :p

    P.S. I love driving the beast! :love He even has AC and a radio.... :yesss: I felt downright spoiled this weekend! LOL! And it was much easier to stay awake with music on the drive home.... Apparently when I am alone, I tend to bore myself with my own thoughts :p and I am usually super sleepy the last hour or so.

    Oh yeah, and Dusty isn't fixed yet, the shop said her part is stuck in Monterey, they expect to receive it tomorrow and will fix her as soon as it gets there. I asked if they could bring her to me at work when they are done. They usually bring her to me since she is my only vehicle.

    I hope all my friends had a wonderful mothers day weekend! :frow
     
  10. May 18, 2019
    ragdollcatlady

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    Sooooo.... I had Dusty back for all of 2 days. Then, at lunchtime, she threw enough of a tantrum, I had to take her back out to the repair shop. Problem: impersonating a lawnmower without actually mowing any lawns! :he They got her back to me by this evening thank goodness! So far she is behaving. I suspect she was just a little bit jealous that I spent the weekend with a bigger truck! :\

    Mowed a bit of the front yard tonight, got along the street and the driveway anyways. I had some help getting both lawn mowers tuned up and running again. Last year, Alaska had my push mower going, but I couldn't get her started this year on my own. My riding mower now has a battery and was able to be driven, just not by me..... (I might be in need of a tiny little bit of help refreshing my memory on how to drive it! :hide)

    Cleaned up the poop in the dog yard with my new, bigger "Randall #2" claw style poop picker upper. I tell ya, if you don't have one of these and you clean up dog poop, you should definitely get one. The job is just so much faster and easier this way! :old

    I have tomorrow off to work on chores, but then I have a CE event (continuing education) that I will be going to in Berkeley with my boss and 3 coworkers on Sunday. Gonna be a long day. Hopefully we learn a lot of new stuff we can use. I personally love doing the dentals at work so I already know that I will like the subject material. :)