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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Nice Weekend, Babble, and Goats

Snow? Yes, it just snowed here for about ten minutes! Why is it cold? Why is it SNOWING? Its supposed to be SPRING!


Okay, I had to get that out. Now onto other things. :)

Lets see...Thursday I got the other two emu babies...Friday Ian was off so we went out to Walmart, Big Lots and had supper at Sonnys BBQ.

I finished up the Golden Phonix pen, what was that..Thursday? I think so. I spent all day Saturday making the Sultans a new pen. Thank goodness they are in a nice roomy new pen now instead of in that cage on the porch or roaming around the porch pooing it up. (I felt sorry for them cooped in that cramped cage all day) Poo cleans up though..which I will do.

Ian had a birthday party to go to Saturday. I say just Ian because it is one of HIS friends. Even though I have recently struck up a friendly acquaintance with his friends girlfriend..I didnt go to his friends 40th birthday party. Why?

I found out from Brian that it was more of an adult party. What? What was going to go on there? Strippers? Porno flicks? What???

Turns out while I was talking to Brian about this..Ian overheard me, I told him what was up and he says, "Yeah, I know, it is. Hey, its his party."

Yeah, but if he wants any forty year old friends to come he has to realize that most of us have families now. He might still be stuck in 1985 but WE are not.

Brian decided he wasnt going because it was his weekend to have his twin daughters and he was most certainly not going to ditch them to go to the party. Turned out later the girls mom asked to keep them for Easter, something about they do something special every Easter..blah blah...so Brian said okay. He still didnt go to the party though, he said he had work to do on his new house.

I told Ian he could have any kind of silly old party he wanted but I wasnt going to leave Shelby here and go to the party. I didnt ever really want to go anyway.

Ian left about 4, which was early. The party didnt start til 6. Ian wanted to get there early so he could come home early.

Poor man, his friend thought it was going to be an all out party fest I guess. He was telling Ian after his parents left, he was going to break out the heavy duty booze and they could really party.

Ian said he would be coming home about then...lol. We are 40 years old people...time to settle down a bit. We want to go to bed early and wake up without a hangover thankyou. ;) We love our sleep and dont want to miss it.


Sunday Shelby got up and had her Easter basket. She ODed on candy of course. Not really, she didnt make herself sick, but she did put away some candy! ;)

I fixed a Ham, mac and cheese, jalepeno rolls, and corn on the cob. I dont know what happened, I had every intention of having green beans with it too..but it just didnt ever happen. Nobody seemed to be the wiser.


It started turning off cold here fast when the sun was going down so I made an early day of it and came on in. The wind was brutal on me all weekend and I had had enough of my hair lashing at my eyes and constantly having bits of dirt and trash blown into my eyes.


Troy and Eddie are doing great. I took a few more pictures and a really cute video of them. Last week I went out and found them a nice little house for the two of them. I shopped aroundonline to see what was available at places like Petsmart.com but didnt really find anything I really liked. Most were plastic or something you had to put together yourself, and for that, they were all overpriced in my opinion.

I knew they had some doghouses unpainted but put together over at the feed store that I bought the goats from. I called them up and asked how much their biggest dog house cost. 159.00. She couldnt tell me the dimensions of the house. I knew on the way to the feed store there is a outbuilding store type place. I would stop in there and see what they had available before I went on to that feed store.

Well it turned out they had really nice, heavy, real wood, painted, shingled houses. Did I mention heavy? Wow, were they heavy.

So I got them to load one into the truck and strap it on good and I went the back roads home slowly. Ian managed to unload it when he got home from work, but it was a strain.

Here are some pictures and the video. Ian made the door to go on the goat house so we could close them up at night and they would be safe. I still have to paint it. Oh by the way, I got this much nicer house for the same price as the unpainted one at the feed store.





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Some folks asked some questions I would like to answer in a seperate entry. I will do that another time, probably tomorrow morning. Now Shelby and I are finished with school and I need to get this house picked up! :)

Hope everyone is having a nice Monday. :)


rdautumnsage said...

I'm in concensus with you, by the time your 40 it's seriously time to grow up. Troy and Eddie are just adorable, as are the Easter chicks. One of the feral strays around here came on our porch to have her litter (We've been trying to catch her and get her fixed sigh..) The kittens were born on Easter too. We are going to give them a few weeks with the mom and then we are bringing them in the house. If we bottle feed them ourselves we can get them used to humans and litter boxed trained. They're more likely to get adopted that way. Sounds like Shelby had an excellent Easter. (Hugs) Indigo

madcobug said...

Oh No Snow. I haven't seen any here but it is going down to 29ยบ tonight. The wind has beed cold here also. Those are cute goats. You did good on the dog house. Good of Ian to make a door for them. The video was cute. Hugs, Helen

magran42 said...

Yep better grow up and enjoy those 40's cause you only have one chance!

myrdog said...

They look so cute with those little horns.

gen0507 said...

It snowed a little here too.  Where did Spring go????  I'm tired of this.  It's supposed to be even colder tonight.  I'm glad that y'all had a good Easter.  We did too.  I love the goat house!  Sounds like you got a good deal.  Ian did great making a door for it.


mumma4evr said...

too cute

plieck30 said...

Those little goats have the nicest home in town. John gets so aggavated because his daughter leaves  lights on for her goats and she can't really afford to. Paula

bojgill4375 said...

Those are really cute little houses. How big will the goats get? They are cute. Do they all have horns, you can get them without horns, right? Thanks for sharing, Janie

breakaway1968 said...

Oh My that is an adorable little house the goats have their!  I wouldn't mind living in that!!!  LOL  

browney44 said...

Snow!  Winter just will not give up this year.  I love the goat house.  
Kelly you would have loved my bird window I had on my house years ago.  My hubby and I built a cage on the outside of the window, I just raised the window to hear my birds or to clean the cage from the inside.  I had nest for my babies since most were breeding birds.  I could watch my birds all day long.


robinngabster said...

How do you make jalepeno rolls?

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly I love your little Goat house ~ and enjoyed the video  the pictures are lovely as well ~  you will soon have enough different animals to open a Zoo :o) ~ Ally x

nelishianatl said...

You got such a great deal on that house!  It's perfect for them.  When Katie went to the egg hunt at the church, she got to pet goats, rabbits, a sheep and some llama.  She held a baby goat that was so tiny, just born on Valentine's Day.  She was gentle with them and has gotten better with the kittens at home too.  I think she's just growing up a little bit.

I didn't get to see the snow as it didn't last long but Dirk called and said it was snowing where ever he was at the moment. I don't remember.

I am 46.  I understand about valuing sleep.  I never get enough.  I'd rather sleep than about anything. lol  How I treasure a nap too.  


wwfbison said...

Oh my...they are absolutely adorable!!! So sweet!!!  I don't blame you in the least for not wanting to go to that party, i surely wouldn't wanted to have anything to do with that.  It amazes me how some people "our" age still act like they are in their teens.  I find them difficult to be around.  The house looks great for the goats.  You've been very busy and spring hasn't even started yet...maybe by the calendar but not by the weather.

nay0114 said...

My grandson loves baby goats. He feeds them at the farm here. He keeps calling them lambs and I have to correct it's funny.
Take care, Chrissie

schoolgal040 said...

Cute, Cute and even Cuter!!!! My neighbors here about 3 blocks away have these and there precious. I LOVE them!!!!! Once she told me would crawl right in my lap and go to sleep.....if she likes you. And the way she was acting, she LOVED me...LOL

You take good care,