Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Goats = pain in the butt ;-)

Well, I finally got a larger pasture enclosed for my scrub goats. Guess what? They don't seem to know what to do with it. I opened the gate from one part to another and they just sit there near the entrance looking at it. I coaxed them out but they went back. Feh! Should have worked on the other fence. The other goats would appreciate it more.

My other set of goats need a more permanent fence to have a bigger pasture. They are fine with the temporary one until they see me on the other side of it, then they HAVE to be with me. This is a problem when I need to do things like work on poisonous shrubs that need removal so stupid goats don't eat them. ;-) They have a good solid 40 x 40 pen which is quite large enough, but they do love to come out and run around in a bigger area. I have the shrubs blocked off, and the goats stay in their fence away from them unless I am working on them. All my goats are very human oriented, but some of them seem to have a real fixation on me. I should see if they do the same thing with my husband or if it is really me.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Annoyed evening

I have a Halloween Advent tree (up on my webshots http://community.webshots.com/user/pumpkinaddict). I finally got 30 ornaments done 2 years ago. I worked in a haunted house last year and was just too tired to play with the tree last year. This year I was doing it again, but last night I realized 2 of the ornaments had gotten lost. Now, I know I saw one of them this year, and really, it was the easy one to replace maybe half an hour to stitch and cut, but the other is a major work one. I was going to make an ornament and be done this year, but now I will be short again unless I spend all my free time(it's Halloween, what free time?) stitching. I spend an hour last night looking for ornaments that since I didn't find I should have spent making new ones.

Oh well, I suck. life goes on. I had planned to make more ornaments and sort things out to different trees over the years. I think I have something like 4 miniature, inside the house type, Halloween trees now.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween is coming

Haven't been able to get too into the mood this year. While it has been cooler than last year (downright pleasant, for the most part) I have been too busy to get in the groove.

My newest challenge is learning to milk a goat *laugh*.

Tomorrow I will work on clearing the garden some more and maybe get up a few more Halloween decorations. Frost pretty well killed the garden, but if I don't get a move on, it'll be planting time and I still won't have cleared out the debris.

I am trying "no till" gardening, so I thought I'd rake up the mulch, dump on some compost and then re-mulch for the winter. No telling how far or fast that project will go, though.

Currently (re) reading: A Night In The Lonesome October. It's one of my favorite Halloween mood setter books.