Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke
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Sunday, April 17, 2011


I am rushing to get NOL-NOC ESTATES in order before we start our weekly travel again tomorrow.

1.) It appears that Dixie is pregnant. She is our white Spanish/Pygmy mix goat. She is acting strangely and does not want to go inside the pen with the others at night but I dare not leave her out. I hope she does not have her kid while we are gone.

2.) I saw buzzards landing at the back of our field and reluctantly drove the van back there to see what chicken or animal of the family had fallen. They were feasting on an unrecognizable cat. This morning all my felines reported for breakfast and I was so relieved but still sorry for the victim. I'm hoping it wasn't a cat belonging to one of the children nearby.

3.) Jack Bauer is not in charge of the hen-house yet, but he has moved back inside and Chicklet is not happy about it. It may just be a matter of time before we have another rooster ruling the roost.

4.) Slim is doing a good job being in charge while we are gone but she sure sticks close to me from the minute we get home. I have a feeling the cookies aren't going to keep her happy the entire five weeks.

5.) This morning while feeding sweet feed to the goats, I stepped on a board with a rusty nail. It went through my thick soled shoe and into my foot. Thankfully our doctor had insisted we update our tetanus shots last spring. Also, thankfully I was wearing a thick soled shoe! I've got a lot of Arkansan in my ancestral veins and tend to run around barefoot much of the time.

I have tried my best to catch up on reading blogs while we've had this break. One that really hit home with me yesterday was this one by sixtyfivewhatnow If you are retired, you will really enjoy this one. She had a huge response and the comments are as interesting as the post.


  1. Kudos to Slim for being such a good captain!

    Ouch for your foot - glad your shots were up-to-date!

    Safe travels, Annie, and I hope that Dixie waits until you are home for the birth!

  2. I think you should call your little farm Peyton Place with all the drama going on.

  3. Ouch! Glad you are OK. I love running around barefoot, too. My dad says I started taking off my socks as an Minnesota.

  4. Rusty nails are a hazard - keep an eye on your foot. Have a safe trip.

  5. Good luck with the new goat addition! Glad your cats weren't a Buzzy meal- ewww! Jack is so brave. Slim will get propbably get used to it after a few weeks, hopefully. I need a booster myself- Glad you didn't get nailed barefoot!

  6. It's funny we've so domesticated so many animals that we forget (and they possibly forget as well) that goats gave birth without the aid of humans years ago.

    But I still hope she doesn't give birth while you're away!! :0)