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Baymule

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Horses have an uncanny talent for doing things to themselves. Then they act all innocent like they don’t know what happened, but fix it please! LOL

So sorry about the flooded basement. No basements in east Texas, water table is too high. What a mess to clean up. Good thing you caught it when you did!
 

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I have returned! All is well. Last year was a whirlwind for us. Some huge family changes happened. DH and I had to make many changes to our farm and streamline our processes when we learned that we would no longer have family close by. It was a huge adjustment and it has taken us the better part of a year to cope. Our son is 2 now, and things are much easier to manage. Mainly because he is older and easier (in some ways).

The goats we purchased last year we had to rehome. I just couldn't make it work at the time, and I was devastated. By chance, I am visiting a friend next weekend and a family farm local to them has just decided to get out of breeding Nigerian Dwarf goats. DH and I have decided to take two of their adult does. They will be joining our family some time in March. My son loves goats, so they will become a passion project for both of us.

We are grateful to be able to grow our animal family again.

And because I am a glutton for punishment, we have a now 5 month old German Shepherd puppy. Nothing like potty training a toddler and a puppy! 😂


I hope to journal here more often. I had the best of intentions last year. But I am looking forward to this year, with a renewed spring in my step and twinkle in my eye.
 

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Sometimes things don’t go as planned. You could give up or hunker down, regroup and try again. Good for you for not letting things going awry stop you. Hang in there, farming is full of changes and you are rolling with it!
 

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Sounds like this time you’ll have a little helper! Hope everything works in your favor. I’m pretty goat crazy myself, just added my 8th goat to the herd. I have two mini Lamanchas (olive and Brianca), one Pygmy (Notre Lee), one mini Nubian (Adeline), three Nigerian Dwarf does (phoebe, Margo, and Josephine)and one Nigerian Dwarf buck (Enzo)
 

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Oh my goodness, thank you for sharing pics! They are SO cute! I had Mini Nubians and I miss them terribly. I loved the pendulous ears. I will probably work my way back to them. But I will be very happy to just have goats again!
 

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We had a long day yesterday.
I ran around town grocery shopping and getting various things at Tractor Supply. I had to run back out to get hay at the local Agway, because my usual hay guy is having transmission problems with his truck and cannot deliver.
I ran out of time to get the hay, so DH picked up a few bales and also got bedding.

I am very excited to get the goats! We decided to postpone the trip this weekend to go see them, because we are expecting another snow storm. I will go down one day next week and pick them up.

The Does names are Rose and Myrtle. Which is funny, because I am really getting into flowers this year. I am determined to find the beauty in everything this year. I feel guided towards flowers as a reminder of the beauty and grace that surrounds us.

DH and I have several large changes coming our way this year. It will be a stressful time as we learn to cope with our new normal. But we are both adaptable, and I know that we can handle anything life throws at us - because we always have.

It will mean continuing to streamline our chores and other responsibilities, in order to accommodate our new schedules. I'm hoping we can push through this year and come out the other side of it next year. But I will also remind us to stop and smell the roses, because I don't want to wish a whole year away when our son is so young. He is growing up so fast and I want us to be intentional with our time.

I guess the theme for this year will be flowers. Sow now, reap later. Stop and smell the Roses. At times, Rose colored glasses.

My favorite flowers are Sunflowers and Zinnias. I think I will buy some seed packets and toss them around the garden, and let them decide to grow where they are planted. :lol:
 

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