Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Visitors and Chores

8 pens are now all raked and cleaned. The dogs, chickens, geese and ducks are happy. Diva and the girls could care less. Still have the boys and the sheep to do today. We also got 12 blueberry bushes planted yesterday. William got a little work done on the rabbit cages so we can move the buck rabbits. One doe had 6 bunnies yesterday morning. 4 of them look like Oreo and 2 are gray like their mom. These are the biggest newborn bunnies I have ever seen and from a first time mom which is unusual. We also have a week or two old bunny inside we are trying to save. The neighbors cat found where one of the bunnies that is loose had her babies and wiped them out including the mom. We hope it will make it. There was a teachers work day yesterday so no school. No school means we had the neighborhood kids here most of the day. One boy came at 7am and didn't go home till 7pm. Off and on we had 9 neighborhood kids. Ro came back for a visit yesterday with a gift of homemade cheese bread! She brought her friend and her children to see the animals. Those kids had a blast playing with the neighborhood kids. Ro is going to bring her mom to visit when the kids are in school. We had a nice visit with the kids getting to drink goats milk and have a piece of goat milk fudge. I think everyone had a good time. William and I gave the kids (goat kids) their vaccinations yesterday and moved Mandy, CC, Baby and Tiny Tina over with the kids after giving them their vaccinations. Tiny Tina has a little fainting goat in her blood. Whenever you go to pick her up she gets all stiff and falls over. Its funny but can't understand because her dad and mom are full blooded Nigerian Dwarf. All in all yesterday was a very busy day. William is still waiting on the guy to get his broke transmission out of his big truck so he can go get the working one to put in. Every day is another day without pay. Wish God had given me patience when he made me. Have a blessed day!

19 comments:

Shellyann said...

Sounds as if you had a very busy day! All of that extra help must be wonderful. So many kids interested in this kind of lifestyle is a great thing.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is so neat, Peggy, that the neighborhood children come to help--and learn about all of the animals. Hope they are a BIG help to you and William also. Did you ever find some 'good' help??? I think you need someone there to help you both.

I have to read carefully when you are talking about the 'kids'.... HA HA---the goat-ones or the human-ones... Don't think you want to give the human ones their vaccinations...ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Patrice Farmer said...

Not only are you making great memories for your kids and friends kids but for the neighborhood kids. Who knows, you may be planting very important seeds with them.

Dana said...

I would love to live by you but not on the east coast:( When it's hot is the heat dry or sticky. When it is hot here it feels like standing in front of a fireplace not stuck in a sauna, yuk!!! Thats sad about the cat eating the bunnies. Bad kitty! I went to Costco yesterday and was offered goat cheese on a cracker. I declined. Does it taste like cream cheese? I will be praying for your guys truck situation. I know about breakdowns. have a good day Peggy:)

Brenda Eason said...

Sounds like a busy day and looks like a petting zoo. Im so sorry your hubby is still out of work.

Jenny said...

Hope your baby bunny makes it! I've read that goat milk is excellent for fostering orphan bunnies.
~Jenny~

ChristyACB said...

Great Pictures of a busy day!

judypatooote said...

After reading your blog, and still I complain....my yard works looks and sounds so simple compared to what all you and your hubby do... and all I have is one old dog Max, who just sleeps from morning into the night.....and I'm pooped...I must be much, much , much older than you....LOL

amelia said...

That's so sad about the bunnies and it makes me so mad. I shouldn't be mad because all the animals just do what they are put on earth to do but it's sad nonetheless..

American Way Farm said...

Does sound like a very busy day indeed. Be careful when you pray for patience - God will give you a long line to stand in. :)Sandy

Gail said...

It is fun to read about your adventures, and I love seeing the children coming to see the kids. I am sorry about bunny, I sure hope all goes well for it. It is a hard thing to see, we have just doctored our dog who was in a bad fight last weekend, she was in real bad shape but is doing good now.
I hope work comes your way soon. I pray God rewards your patients through these stressful times.

Amy said...

How fun and nice! Maybe she has some fainting genes her, LOL.

SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

Poor bunny. I hope he makes it. I also sure hope William gets on the road soon. You sure are going to miss his help and company though.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Looks like quite a busy day, Peggy!
Cleaning out coops and pens is on my to-do list.... *sigh*...

rebel said...

Sounds like you had a busy day and looks like so much fun!

Raggedy Girl said...

I have to type left handed but I wanted to stop by and see what you are doing.

from Roberta Anne
The Raggedy Girl

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Talking about money, I still say you should be charging for day care/day camp. Y'all are providing a real service to these kids. I'm not going to babysit unless I'm getting paid for it. I know, I know, y'all are big-hearted but you got a small pocketbook. :-)

Jami said...

Peggy, you are a sweet lady...I know how much time farm visitors take and energy away from chores but a nice diversion too. Glad it was fun for you.
Jami

PEA said...

Goat milk fudge??? I'll be right over!!! hehe Bless your heart for opening your home to all these neighbourhood kids, no doubt they just love being with the animals and learning more about farm life.

That's too funny about Tiny Tina having some fainting goat in her blood...just the other day I was watching a show about fainting goats and I thought it was hilarious how they would go all stiff and keel over as soon as someone scared them! lol

Praying that William can get his truck back on the road, sis. Love you! xoxox