Ragdollcatlady's Just a Little Patch of Weeds Farm journal

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@Baymule Thanks... I am OK... though this one is certainly taking a bigger toll than most. I had a few tears posting those pics earlier today. But I have her genetics in all of my kids so I still have a bunch of her, just mixed in with some other lovely genes as well.
All 5 kids from last year are her grandbabies and here are this years... I am only supposed to keep the doe and 1 buck.... But I want 2.... :hide The more I look at Naty, the more I think I need to keep him!!!!

This is Summer Crush
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Blue Moons kids got the beer names, Summer Loves kids got the summer names cause their sire is Summer Romance.

I had a good day full of distractions, went to the Cherry Auction (swap meet), for the first time with a handful of my coworkers. Taste tested something called Tostilocos. It was chips, cucumber, jicama, mango, peanuts, pickled pork rinds and a spicy sauce over the top. Different. Then J and I shared some nachos. Temps are in the hundreds this time of year so we didnt stay too long. I barely remembered that our local fair was going on this weekend so a friend and I went and walked around.... man I miss that place! All the memories of my kids and I running around all hectic when they were showing.... Good times, Great times actually!

We came home and sat on the porch catching up for a bit as we havent talked in a few years. When I brought the dogs out Karma immediately scolded him (probably for being on her property without her permission) but after a thorough frisking, she settled down and seemed to approve. Until he went to leave. I escorted him out the gate to the driveway so the dogs wouldnt rush out. When he hugged me goodbye, Karma made it clear she DID NOT approve and told him to step away in no uncertain terms.... I said 'well I guess you can see why I dont have a love life..... That is a 106.5# opinion with teeth right there!!! ':thI was mostly kidding... but i guess I do have a built in excuse if I ever need it.... Sorry Karma disapproves, I simply can not see you anymore! Ill know that Karmas always got my back!!!
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I lost my Miranda when I moved. We were loading the trailer and she slipped on a patch of ice. She broke her leg. We loaded her in a neighbors truck with a camper and rushed her to the vet. Her leg was shattered, bins poked through the skin. Vet said he could do surgery, put in a pin, it would take months for her to heal-if she ever did. She could get an infection, it would be a long and painful, miserable experience and he did not recommend it. I would have done anything to save her, would have paid anything to save her, but I couldn’t do that to her. The vet put her down. She was one of the first sheep we bought. I have 5 of her daughters and 3 of her granddaughters. Miranda still lives.
 

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Another pity party!!! Kind of. We are toasting with the real stuff though cause it is actually a good thing. My last child has officially flown the nest. The tears started on my way home from work because I knew he would be gone when I got here. I love my kids and I miss them. Because of them, I havent been alone in 27 years. But we are toasting the launch of 4 compassionate, caring, loyal, wonderful humans.... and the fact that I survived having 4 teenagers at the same time and they all turned out to be good, productive members of society. They love each other and like to come home to visit me and the animals so I guess I did a few things right. I never looked forward to this day, but I am glad they are all out there healthy, happy and brave enough to do their own things. Tonight when I go out feed the animals and stop to look at the stars, the song, "somewhere out there" is going to be playing in my mind and I will be thinking of my kids. Right now i am feeling all the sadness.... I know Ill be fine, but for now, this is the pity party Im having.
 

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Yes, if we do our job right, our baby birds spread their wings and fly away. We raised them to be productive members of society. We are proud of them, but sure do miss them. You just go on and have your pity party.
 

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@Bruce not really. About 4 hours away. He said it might be temporary, but its just a temporary till DD gets her house purchase finalized, then the plan is to move there and rent a room from DD and her hubs.

But Ill be too busy for pity parties here in a second. I start my second job tomorrow. Without the extra help here, I need to increase my income, so it is a bit of a lifestyle change for me too.... I am actually working in the place DS just left, told his manager I needed the job and we knew a spot just opened up.... so there I go.
 

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Good thing Im (almost) still a spring chicken right??? I might not rise before the butt crack of dawn, but Ill be working til long after the cows and goats and cats all come home! And they may as well have dinner cooked, laundry washed and floors vacuumed.... since Im paying all the bills, they can at least cover the housework!!! Sheesh!

Wait a minute... I dont have any cows yet.... dag nabbit! Anyone got a mini jersey I can buy? The whole 'til the cows come home' bit doesnt really work without cows i guess.
 
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