Monday, August 30, 2010

Well here's a start!

So I have been putting off starting as I have so much to catch you all up on, I haven't known where to start. So instead of starting with a bunch of pictures, I will just start at the last post date. That was a while ago!! I want to take time to up date my page, it looks old and I need something new. I keep thinking about just starting a new blog, but I have so much to move, I think I will just  re vamp! Since my last post months ago, we have lost our last old friend Penny, she is center on my photo. Bless her heart, she made it to the ripe old age of 12 1/2. She started getting so un comfortable, couldn't control her urine, when she started looking at me with those eyes like, "mom don't make be go thru this" I knew it was time. Very tough decision to make. We took her to the vet, they gave her an IV and then a shot, she went to sleep. I miss her every day.
We still have our rescue Jackie (Captian Jack Sparrow) and he has been a God Send. He goes with me everywhere and has become quite spoiled. He seems to know it's his turn to take over.
We also have aquired some new family members. We have 2 LGD Reggie and Elsie. They are Pry,Komodor and Anatolian Shep. Sweet Sweet dogs. So smart!! They love the outdoor animals and Jakcie. We are down to 17 chickens, we lost several to nasty Bob Cat attaches, it really broke my heart. Then we have added 2 Peacocks, Dancer and Vixon. What fun they are and so pretty. Only 1 year old so there isn't too much color yet on the tails of the male, but he's a looker anyway. Also have a gaggle of guinea's! Now that is an ugly dumb bird LOL but they do love bugs and ticks. We haven't had a tick since we got them. I got 14 3 day old ones and figured I would loose 1/2 anyway. Nope, I still have 12! That's alot of poop. After all that, we had got some beautiful Shetland Sheep and one Shetland/Babydoll ram. First I got 2 Ewes Cleo 3 a white with spots on her face. I know there is a name for that, but I don't know it yet :) Then a moorit Sheeba 4 . With them came 2 Shetland/Babydoll ewe and ram lamb (5 months).A beautiful Shetland Ram from Norma named Matte. Not to be partial, but they just don't hold a candle to the personality of the Shetlands. We lost Matte after a few weeks, I think to bloat :( I was crushed. I talked with Norma, who was so gracious, and we agreed I would take her old ewe Joanie and she would take my Shetland/Babydoll ewe. Then I would purchase GloFly another beautiful Shetland ram. Soon I had come across someone selling some Shetland lambs so then came Nette 3 months balck ewe with a cream collar and white underneath her black coat. She also is going to have horns!!! Then Wolfie 4 months ram, tan with cream underneath cute as a bugs ear. I will have pictures following later today. Now we have a herd, 4 ewes, 3 rams. Now I know that is too many rams, I am not breeding but 1 Glofly and 2 ewes Cleo and Sheeba. Everyone else will be seperated so we have no accidents. I think we will move Sherman (Shetland/Babydoll) and Wolfie (4 month old Shetland) into one front pasture and  Joanie and Nette ( old and new ) into the other front pasture. I'm thinking we will wether Sherman before next year. His fleece is so pretty, soft with the length of the Shetland.
So I have been very busy, hands full with animals. Got a new studio set up. Added it onto the house, much nicer than the "used to be studio" that rolled down the hill! But it has been alot of work getting it all set up and still isn't.
Well this was a start. I have much much more to post. Little bits at a time to start, just need to keep up on it! I know alot are doing the face book thing, but that just isn't me.
WooHoo I got a start!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Blog???

You want to know how long it has been since I posted? Long enough that I had to look up my pass word!! For Pete's Sake!
This post is to confirm to myself that this week, I am updating my blog. I am going to have a new look and lots of news to share. I am going to be faithful in my postings :) yep, that's what I'm gonna do, first thing tomorrow. LOL

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Well Shoot!

Here it is the New Year already and I have been so bad about my blog! Shame on me. I really think it is my list. It does keep me busy. I have a personal relationship with everyone on there and it takes me a lot of time to keep up on their daily lives and post so I can keep up with things. I have made such good friends from that list, I never expected that to be the case. I am truly blessed to be able to talk with these people on a daily basis!
I am such a hermit. I will do almost anything to keep from having to venture out during the week. Yet I can participate in all my friends daily "doings" and only have to open my lap top! Isn't the internet great!?
Last year was a very poopy year. It seems to me this time last year I had great hopes LOL. Well this year I am going to take it a day at a time. Try to roll with the punches. We have had a few! But it is up to me to get it together and make something of this year. I almost feel like I have the mental energy to do it. So I just need to not over whelm myself, I do that often. I need to not put unattainable demands on myself, and them get upset when I don't meet them. I mean really. 
 I hope to post more often, get more done, enjoy it more and make more online friends this year. I hope to be mentally stronger this year. Not as many wimpy wimpy days, just a few LOL. My goals will me more daily goals not huge chunks of time or huge projects. I also am going to try to a lot my time better. Spread it around a bit. Reward my self for doing the drudgie housework that no ones ever sees but hubby and me! Get my butt outside and do smaller projects a little a day, instead of going out and  totally  exhausting ( usually hurting) myself trying to get it all done in a day.  Pace will be my word for the year 2010. Ha, here I have been trying to figure out a way to describe what I wanted for this year  and all I had to do was post to my blog, and I figured it out. Yes, I need to post to my blog. I always find out thing about myself!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Oh My!

I have had so many Oh My's this year, it is what has kept me from posting. Let see if I can re cap quickly. Oh My, my studio rolled down the hill, Oh My I had a terrible allergic reaction to poison sumac, Oh My I got mixed up in the yarn and dye sales for Marion, Oh My we got chickens,pheasants and peachicks, Oh My we have finally gotten a start on the "new to be studio", Oh My it that time of year again when Jeffery died.
Well, I guess that about sums it up!
I haven't posted in ages and everytime I have felt guilty and almost posted, I didn't want to sound depressed. Well for the most part, I have been. I just can't seem to get to a point where I can take a deep breath and relax and enjoy life. I don't know if it is a left over grief thing, just shitty luck, or maybe the way things will be for a while? Everytime we seem to take one step forward, we get 3 back. Hubby's work is awful, haven't been this strapped for money since we were kids. Of course lost a good part of our savings when we had to close up Jeffery's business. Still can't talk about that. I can't seem to get a place set aside for my fiber stuff. I am getting to the point I have mostly lost interest in it for now. I have gotten the birds, they have given me alittle sanity. I could just sit out with them all day. We still have Penny and Jacky, both are doing well. I am fairly healthy as is hubby. Maybe just a cycle I am going thru. I feel like I need to withdraw and take care of me, and yet I feel like I am giving in if I do :(
So here is the poopy post I have been trying to avoid. Now that it is done, I will take some pictures of the birds and "new to be studio" and come back and hopefully sound alittle more content!