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Not A Cat In A Hat But A Goat In A Coat

Published February 16, 2011 by glaumland

Mozzarella sporting the latest winter fashion

 

Something is afoot, or afeet as the case may be. Little Mozzarella is in the motherly way, and I’m afraid it may be twins. It runs in the family, as she was the smallest and last of a set of triplets. Mozzie is very pushy when it comes to people (since she is one herself), but at the bottom of the goat-em pole. We’re having trouble getting her to keep her weight on during this extremely cold weather.

So what to do? Electricity is sky-rocketing, and the goats won’t necessarily stand under a heating lamp. They’ve got lots of bedding and a nice shed. Hmmm…what’s left. Why a coat, of course. A goat coat that is. I pulled out an old goosedown vest I got about 25 years ago for $10. A bargain then and a bargain now. It fit perfectly, snapping under her belly. Now my goal is to keep an eye out for other clothing so all my goats can be so well dressed.

Mozzie warmed up and continues to grow very matronly looking. Can’t wait for the kiddoes to arrive.

Until next time…

Snowy Trails To You

Published February 16, 2011 by glaumland

As we speak, the weather outside is foggy and cool, but our warm up this past week has nearly melted all of the snow. Now we’re left with mud and muck, yuck!

But I wanted to throw in some of the pictures from our blizzard. It was so beautiful and peaceful, especially from the inside looking out..ha ha!

Looking towards the barn & the little pasture

Looking towards the woods

Need to scoop a path

 

It didn’t take long after the snow quit and the sun came out for the kids to be outside going everywhere. Any area of fresh snow is seen as an untouched canvas, waiting for trails and snow angels to appear. Other trails appeared as we went out to do chores, hauling food and water for the critters and hauling wood from the shed. So we have to appreciate the fresh blanket of snow for the short time we see it.

Until next time…

It’s Snow Much Fun!

Published January 13, 2011 by glaumland

Little Girl has a big day today. Her class at school is taking a field trip to go skiing. It will be her first time and we were all excited for her. There’s some hilly areas north of KC, so it isn’t like she will be alpine skiing or anything, but it is probably a great place to learn. I can’t wait to hear her chatter about it later today.

The kids have been out of school for the past three days thanks to the snow and cold weather. Monday was the only bad day really, but county roads don’t get much work done, so we tend to have more snow days than the city schools.

Our yard looks snow-mageddon with tracks and trails everywhere. No pristine snowy beauty for us! Then yesterday Little Girl and her BFF (who’s currently hobbling around with a bruised knee) decided to do some crutch-racing around the yard. How funny!

Little Boy spent most of his time inside playing with his Lego’s and doing some science experiments. It’s fun to watch and listen to him pretend, as that is something that is only recent to his development. Now he’s figured out the next Lego’s that he NEEDS, so good thing he has a birthday coming up, it’s something for him to look forward to.

I didn’t get as much quilting done as I would have hoped. Never do with the kids around. I did get the blocks done for the next baby quilt. I’m doing an off-set cubby-hole with a Noah’s Ark print for the center, then coordinating colors for the blocks. I couldn’t really find any instructions, so I’m making it up as I go. Hopefully it works out OK.

The fabric is mostly black with a stripe of animals down either long side of the fabric. I’ve picked up some color from he animals to use as the edges of the blocks. It will be colorful. And unusual, I guess. But relatively easy and fun. Now if I can just keep those kids in school so I can have some time to finish.

Until next time…

Our Wild, Wooly, Windy Weather

Published January 7, 2011 by glaumland

Smokey Joe & kids a few winters ago.

It was a very fun & productive day here in Glaumland. The wind was up today, blowing trash cans around and making it very chilly. Actually pretty nice for January. But I’ll take it over snow any day.

But according to the ponies, it was a day for kicking up your heels and acting like rodeo horses. I turned them out in the little pasture with the goats this afternoon. Yeehaw, buckaroo! However, the taste of grass soon overcame the need for speed and they settled down into a good feast. The goats followed them around the pasture, at a very respectful distance, but keeping close nonetheless. No baby goats have arrived yet, although our does are looking really big.

I finally finished my Christmas gifts for my staff. Only two weeks late, or a whole year late, depending on how you look at it. I’ll have to post pictures when I get them scanned in. This year I stamped a stack of cards for them, plus a thank-you note and a gift bag. Whew, I haven’t stamped that much in a while. And that will be it until I get some more projects done this year.

I got the blocks done for one baby quilt, and finally figured out how I want to do the second one. It will be a cubby hole quilt, so it should go pretty fast, too. Lots of bright colors and black…my kind of quilt.

Well, I’m walking around here like an old lady, so guess I’ll hop in the hottub and get some rest. Until next time…