Thursday, March 6, 2014

Some Semblance of Normalcy

It's been a whole two days since I've had my hands up the backside of a laboring goat.  I've been showering on a regular basis.  Donned a pair of "non-farm" pants today and put on some makeup.  I haven't had my "bling" on for over two weeks (since the afternoon of Nettie's udder accident) so today I decided to put my rings back on:
The blood red of the spot where the hen pecked me
compliments my rings nicely, wouldn't you say?
This morning wasn't quite as hectic so I was able to sit down and enjoy what is, in my unsolicited opinion, the only good thing about cold winter weather:
Roses? Kittens? Kettles? Mittens? Naw....
THESE ^ are a few of my favorite things.
(Try not to sing along)
The nighttime temps are going to be relatively mild (in the upper 20's to mid 30's) starting tonight so I turned off my "go check the goats" alarm which was jolting me awake every one hundred and fifty minutes in the wee hours of the night to make sure none of the goat kids had turned into caprine-sicles.  The kids, with the exception of Pickles' still gimpy buckling, are doing well.  Jumping around like crazy, well, goat kids and having a darned good time chasing the chickens around the barnyard.

The snow on the roads & driveway is just about gone (leaving a muddy, boot-sucking-off mess).  I'm was also able to finally get out of the driveway without having Paul pull the car up the road with the tractor (had to do that yesterday so he could take the car to work).  Which is a good thing since I needed to go the the vet today to pick up some Bo-Se for the gimpy goat and dog food for the GSD (Giant Sloppy Dog).  And since I was out anyhow, I got another week's worth of fresh fruits and veggies.

Have you thawed out from the latest Polar Bear Rolex event?  I'm talking to the people who live where there isn't normally a foot of snow on the ground in March.  I don't suspect we'll hear about anything green or snow-free from the Tundra Queens until, say, June.


  1. Still a bit of ice and snow in the shaded areas and it's a bit wet but after an inch or so everything is still frozen.

    We got a 12 inch snowfall last year on March 23rd so we are not out of the woods yet.

  2. Yikes, sounds like you're back to living an almost normal life! Although having to pull the family vehicle out to the road with a tractor . . . wait, that does sound like a normal life on a homestead.

    Just remember if you start missing that white stuff you've had on the ground, let me know 'cause I'm thinking we'll have plenty to share for a couple more months. Or into July. Or August.

    One of your Tundra Queens :o}

  3. Florida here but still colder than normal. Our kidding season should start today if the first breeding took , if not it will begin the 9th. Had piggies born yesterday. March is going to be very busy! Glad you were able to get out to a half way normal life!

  4. My hands have random scratches and red spots. I'm not sure where they came from and mine look like a shriveled up old ladies hands.
    We are thawed out. I've been slipping and sliding in the muck the last two days, fun times.
    LOL the Tundra Queens!!!!

  5. I was gong to echo Mama Pea and mention a normal life, but what is normal for us homestead folk! Nice clothes, make up, and the finer things in life are more of a treat than normal. :)