I haven’t posted since June 12….mind blown….and I see it’s all new around here with the beeps and the boops. Still not very fast, though. ;)
I will admit that back in May, when I was informed that my brother was going to prison, most of my creativity/blogging/focusing on much was put into a paralyzed state. Not that I have been depressed-depressed. Just sort of frozen.
I have still continued work and caring for animals and plants and family and friends as always. I have been on six long distance bike rides (around 20 miles each) with friends and family.
My tomato garden overcame the cold summer and we are enjoying wonderful tomatoes!
It was a very bad year for raccoons. We lost 13 chickens. Trapped and released two raccoons. Then the third raccoon would not be trapped, so after three nights and the loss of 7 out of 8 of the baby chicks we finally got the shelters raccoon-proofed and finally caught third raccoon and dispatched him. We have been securing the old chickens and my 8 new babies at night and are having no more problems.
Friends from Oregon were here for a lovely long weekend. They got to know our dogs very well. :)
Orion and Ellie loved Paula and Steve!
The one baby chick to survive the Raccoon Wars started crowing the end of July. This is when they are supposed to start laying eggs IF they are hens. I was calling her Dove, but when she started crowing I had to change it to Doug. This is Doug.
He’s lovely and friendly, but he won’t be laying any eggs. :P
So, I have eight new babies, six Isa Browns and two Aracuanas that might start laying eggs (unless they are roosters!) in October sometime. Lol.
Ashlee’s alpaca farm had the biggest excitement yet two weeks ago! The first two crias to be born at her farm were born on Thursday and Friday. Here are the adorabibble pictures!!!
Mayor Todd, at 2 hours old. Born two weeks ago, Thursday.
And born on Friday….Mischief! This is Mischief at ONE hour old! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
I was able to travel to Ashlee and Ross’s farm in Ohio this past weekend and got some more pictures.
Ashlee got a “guard llama” for her birthday. The guard llama is very territorial and always on the lookout and will protect the smaller alpacas from stray dogs or coyotes. This is Tina, the guard llama.
Tina says “Pffffffft on your picture taking.”
There, I do believe I have caught you up on what’s going on in my life. It’s pretty much all good! :)
Ellie says “Bye bye!”