Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Short week

Took off some much needed time from work on Friday and again on Monday of this week.  I wish I could say I'm refreshed, but we kept so busy doing stuff, that would be an exaggeration. Did some swimming on Friday, then supper that night, rode the Harley all day on Saturday, ran to Byron, IL on Sunday to see my dad for father's day, then went to a drive in movie with Mike's brothers and families that night.  Monday, got both the llamas sheared, trimmed, vaccinated and wormed.  Another job to check off the list.  The farrier comes tonight to reset my foundered mare.   See why I'm so tired? 
Wish I could say I don't love all the activity, but once in a while, it drags me down and I have to slow a bit.  My good friend, Kristi, from Argyle Fiber Mill came to help us with the llamas.  Kristi and her husband generously gave us about 2 hrs of their very busy lives to get our llamas done.  I have such great friends in my life, and feel truly blessed to have so many wonderful folks around me. 
The new sheep from Karen and Meghan Valley and Stephen Rouse are doing very well in their new home and I'm hoping to mix them with the rest of the herd sometime this coming weekend.  I see them looking longingly in the direction of the big pasture.  The nasty storms that moved through our area this week didn't seem to both the new residents in the least, they are such a calm little group. 
Moving the pullets into the big coop with the seasoned layers this week too.  I'm hoping we don't have too many feathers ruffled with the introduction of new girls.  I've always taken great pains to purchase chickens that are mild tempered to avoid that very problem.  Crossing my fingers. 
More storms coming to our area this week, so I'm sure none of the equestrian trails will be open again this weekend.  I might have to haul my horse several hundred miles to find a park with trails that are dry.  Very frustrating to have horses and the trailer all set up for riding and camping and not be able to utilize any of it.  At least it's not snow!
Tata for now

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