Okay, you may all laugh .
THAT is a sock monkey hat!
It keeps me warm.
I wear cotton gloves under neoprene gloves, and if I have to, I put a pair of thermal gloves over them... but the neoprene lets me grab things.
It is 35 out right now, but it was 8 last night when I went to bed, and 14 when I went out just after Keith took this picture.
The peppermint fudge I showed you last night did not set up.
I just realized why.
I can't tell you, it will make me look even stupider than the picture above!
So we had something bad happen here yesterday.
The goats attacked Lilly, and hurt her.
I try to always make her come in if I am turning them loose, because Delilah has threatened her many times.
However, it was the two baby girls who attacked her in concert as Keith came down the drive and Lilly was hurt and frightened. I hurt her helping and called the goats to me, and got them back to their pens, and Lil spent a very quiet evening in the kitchen, laying in the dark on the big dog pads.
She is fine this morning.
I fixed the goat's gooses.
I went to the hardware store and bought bungee cords and tightened the door of the henyard. I closed off the opening in the door where they were getting through. The ducks are out in the pasture, but if they can figure out what to do... they can get through the pophole back into the henyard. Right now, it is nice out and they are in the goatyard. The goats TRIED to get into the henyards, but they are blocked, I think.
They are actually back in their own yard, and wandering in and out into the pasture, which is JUST WHAT THEY SHOULD BE DOING!
I know now that with a little work every day, I can make the henyard impervious to the Houdinis, and turn them loose to roam the pasture.
The ducks are ALWAYS grateful for that first taste of warm water in the morning!
Abby actually blends in with the colors in the pasture right now. I am encouraging her to get out there and be a dog... she is on Hill's Metabolic Diet, and I want her to get as much exercise as she can.
We're on Day Two, and we're really trying.
And this picture, Friends... makes my heart sing.
I have been watching them through the window... they are running back and forth between their pen and the fence of the henyard. I can see Big Mama Jamma with her head down, browsing in the pasture... as she should be!
Andddddd the 2014 catalogues are rolling in!
I have not ordered from the bottom three for some years, but I am on the Catalog God's list now... and I am getting them.
Up top is Baker Creek... I ordered many seeds from them last year, online... no catalogue, so it's nice to have something to hold in my hands.
I'm almooooosssssttt wanting a snow day to sit and look at them!
This is the book I am currently reading.... and let me tell you, it is GOOD, well-written, and chockfull of good information.
I used to follow Leigh's blog on Blogger... it is now HERE, and it has always been a very well-written blog.
I will do a review of the book when I have finished it, and it is not a book I want to rush through.
DFW, if you see this... thanks for letting me know about this book!