Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Catching Up

I remember the good old days, when I used to blog daily!

I just looked, I have not blogged since March 18, and so many things have happened since then. 

It was a cold morning, and I had HUGE surprise!
Can you see her, just behind the rotund Fluffy? 

There was a ram lamb in with the sheep that were boarded here last year, and they were moved the first weekend of November.  Sheep gestation is five months. 
I thought we were in the clear, and Fluffy had not been bred. 

She was a sweet little doll, and a complete surprise!

This is Niblet two days ago, growing like a weed at almost six weeks!

As is her BFF Cookie, who is almost as big as his mama at two months!

We have had some beautiful days. 

(though it is currently raining and storming, and will be for the next two days). 

The ducks LOVE the rain, and yes, the yard is that deep in water in several places. 

Lilly Ann, on the other hand, hates storms.  We have been up several nights, lately, 
because she gets so scared at lightening and thunder. 

Grandson Chris came up several weeks ago, and got the garden beds ready for planting. 

I could not have done it without him, the heavy stuff is getting away from me, folks. 

Spring has, indeed, finally come to Calamity Acres. 

Fluffy got sheared... thank you Dr. Jim Sears, and shearer Jim, who made a special trip for ONE ewe when I had despaired of it happening. 

Another morel season has come and gone.  (at least, for me) 

And Jester has been soaking up the rays on the deck. 

So, here is your blogger with her current situation... I have a torn tendon that I walked on for three months before we discovered what was going on.  I am in an orthopedic boot, but... after a week, have a very, very sore upper leg below the knee.  The doctor's office is figuring out what to do, I may be too short to wear the high boot.  I have had it on all day, but just now set out to do chores, and the pain on the upper part of the leg is worse than the tendon tear at this point.  So... we soldier on until a solution is found. 


  1. I feel for you Mary Ann. Getting over knee surgery and now in a ankle brace because of walking funny and PT for the knee.

    You have a whole herd of sheep now.

    Hope they figure out what is going on. Take care,

  2. So no idea how you hurt your leg in the first place? SOOO sorry you're hurting; farm ladies don't have time for that!

  3. So glad to see a post from you when I checked today.

    Lucky you are to have grandson Chris to help you! I haven't done anything about planting yet and then we got 6 inches of rain so it isn't going to happen soon. Your ducks would be happy around our place right now. Hang in there with your injury. I know there is so much you want to do.

  4. Hari OM
    Oh my word, Mary Ann... would you beleive I am staying with my cousin in the land of OZ at the moment - nursing her poorly knee with mystery pain! Heal well my dear. LOVE little lamby &*> YAM xx

  5. My best wishes for your leg to get feeling better.
    How frustrating to not be able to do the things that you wish to do.
    Getting older is fraught with frustration it seems; at least it has been that way for me... I sure run out of steam a lot quicker these days!!

    Lovely little lamb, and your farm animals all look happy and healthy.
    Your Grand is an angel, and sure is good to his Grandma!

    Smiles :)

  6. Oh my goodness, a torn tendon? Ouch! But you look great, Mary Ann!

    I've had patella femoral syndrome and tibialis anterior tendonitis. I guess it's a good thing I didn't ignore it and got started on PT. I sure hope you feel better soon but I imagine it will probably take some time. Just be careful, please!


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