Monday, July 20, 2009


The abandoned Pug has been improving. We have been giving her small and frequent small meals of rice, chicken, scrambled eggs and cottage cheese. Dog food too. She is still skin and bones but when you pick her up you can tell she has more substance to her. I imagine it will take time until she looks normal. I will update with pictures when she does.
We have wormed, de-fleaed (poor thing was FULL of fleas) and given her a bath. She has stopped her nervous pacing and seems to be making herself at home.
She is really sweet and likes to be held. She follows us everywhere right on our heels.
We really like her.

Friday, July 17, 2009

This is so Sad

I have 2 beautiful Pugs that I may have talked about before. Abby and Lola. Lola was a rescue. My son and I saved her from traffic. We found her owner who seemed so happy to have her back only to turn around a couple months later and ask us if we would go get her out of the Humane Society..said she had been there a couple days...turned out she was there for over a week!
But anyway that is not the story I bring to you today. See the pictures above? We went to let our 2 Pugs in this afternoon and this poor starved Pug came in with them. At first I thought I needed new glasses. Then I just started crying. This gal is absolutely starved! Here's the kicker..Someone had to physically put her over our fence. I am confused...Maybe someone dumped her and she came to be starved and then someone else found her and thought to put her in our yard knowing we already have 2 Pugs and soft hearts. Or do you think someone just couldn't take care of her anymore and thought to bring her here before she died. It looks like she has had pups too in the recent past. She also has a white patch over part of one of her eyes. Cataract?
I scrambled some eggs..(thank God for the chickens) mixed them with some cottage cheese (thank God for the diet) and gave them to her along with dog food.
What else should I do for her as far as food goes? I am worried about her eating too much too fast. Any ideas would be appreciated.
I will do the best I can to take care of her even though we are stretched to our limits with dogs. (She makes 8) and it will be a bit before we have the money to take her to the vet.
This road is notorious for dumping unwanted pets, but I have never had someone actually put one in my yard.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I Miss My Blog

Wow! What a busy summer I am having! My blog has taken a back seat I see. Glad I still have a few followers. Here's what I have been doing.

Tending the 58 goats.

Driving my boys back and forth to their jobs and extra activities.

Swimming..everyday. Sitting at the computer everyday in the winter takes a toll on the rear. I have been swimming and walking, determined to be more svelte by my 50th birthday.

Working at my paying job.

Selling food at auctions every other weekend.

Getting ready for a huge barn sale.

Making goat's milk soap. So Fun! Will put some in my shop for sale soon.

Ducking all the stormy weather we have had lately.

Thinking up different ways to make stir any ideas?

My Dad and his wife came to visit from California so we did some fun touristy stuff..the zoo, the Trueman Library and an old civil war jail.

Visiting with friends.

Summer is just too short to sit at the computer. It will be winter soon enough and I will have time for it then.

If I do have time to sit at the comp I have tended to research a cold case I stumbled upon. It is really creepy and not for the faint of heart. Not something I normally do either..but there is something about this case. I just can NOT believe it hasn't been solved. There is a whole message board devoted to it with some 22000+ posts. Some are family and people who live or lived in the area. It gets pretty emotional in there and it takes a bit just to figure out who everyone is and how they relate to the case and their angle on it. There is a documentary too. I haven't bought it but I have been tempted. You can see clips of it on youtube. If you do have an interest just google cabin 28. Or go to

Hope you are all having a great summer!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sold this in my Etsy Shop

I was organizing my shop getting ready for a sale. I was putting all my Etsy store items in a certain spot to be kept out of the sale. I came across this wonderful primitive abacus/chalkboard that I had crafted and the thought that went through my mind was, " Wow, This is so nice. Can't believe it hasn't sold yet!"
The very next day.....Bingo! Sold it! Crazy. I have done that a lot with my thoughts. I will be needing something..thinking about it( and knowing the chances are slim to none for finding it) and suddenly..there it will be at a yard sale or something. I am always amazed.
Hasn't worked for a million dollars yet but I have toned it down to wishing for a mere 100,000.00 maybe?!?!
Have any of you had this happen? Maybe not the money part, but the whole concept of wishing for something and having it happen or appear?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Here! I'm Still here!

Truly, my apologies for not keeping up with my blog! I know some of you loyal readers are disappointed in me..I will try to do better!
I had a busy spring with the kids and all. Kidding season is over and everyone is healthy and happy.
My youngest human kid just returned from his Washington DC trip. He had a great time. I can't believe how many things they pack into 5 days of sightseeing!
My oldest is life guarding at the pool this summer so I get a season pass for half price. So far I have gone everyday using it as a workout tool.
And now for my big news..... (drum roll)

I started making cold process Goat's Milk Soap! I am obsessed! Every nook and cranny of my house has soap in it, curing. Today I am going to make some with hemp oil. Can't wait to get a few of them in my shops to see if people like them. Soon, I will get some pictures and put them on here. I am still developing the packaging.... translated as I am almost out of printer ink and it's not in the budget this week!
I can tell you this..I will never go back to store bought soap! Home made is so much better!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Have a Blessed and Restful Sunday

Have a Blessed and Peaceful Sunday. Rest. Let the stress of our chaotic world fall by the wayside. Enjoy each moment of the day.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Meet Nanna. She is a lifesaver. Literally. If you remember, last Saturday when out goats were having all these kids my BF went to buy us a milk goat. Why you might ask? The truth is, while triplet goats are awesome, the chance of one not surviving is huge. Yes, we lost one from our first set of triplets. I am sorry. He went to that big goat bridge in the sky. We talked to our goat expert friends and they told us that a Mom Goat just can not raise triplets successfully. One either dies from being pushed out or the Mother gets her health compromised. Your choices are to take one off and bottle feed it or take it to a sale and let someone else bottle feed it. I don't know why Mother nature is cruel like this. To those of you who read this and have had your Nanny raise triplets successfully, I say,"GREAT!" It doesn't happen for us. Perhaps because of the breed of our goats. But anyway back to "Nanna".
Bottle feeding is not what it's cracked up to be. It's expensive, the babies tend not to thrive as well and they will always consider YOU their Mother which is cute at first but then it gets to be a real pain when they are a demanding 150 pounds. Trust me here. Our compromise was to go out and purchase a Milk goat before we had any more triplets! So the goats are kidding. BF goes out to buy milk goat(a 2 hour drive). Son and I are home watching goats about to deliver and sure enough another one has triplets! We call BF and tell him. Soon enough we see a cloud of dust coming down our road. It's BF driving like no tomorrow on our bumpy dusty road, pulling our stock trailer with Nanna inside. I look at son. Son looks at me. I say, " Dang! When he gets here Nanna will be making butter instead of milk!" Son cracks up and says he was thinking the same thing!
Nanna arrives fine and we set about making her feel welcome in her new home. We milk her for a couple of days and let the triplets get all of their life giving colostrum from Mom. Then we take one off. We give her to Nanna. Well, we make Nanna take her. We still have to go down to the barn every few hours and hold Nanna while Baby Girl eats. But it's working out and all 3 are still alive. YAY! I thank Nanna everyday. She is invaluable.