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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Praise God - Marshal's better

We praise Him in the good times - and we praise Him in the bad.

I prayed for a goat ... I did ... and I believe that's OK. I have a loving Father that cares about what hurts me, and seeing my goat suffer, hurt.

Marshal is better...Today
It's really a daily battle for a while.

Marshal is a total stud :) He mounted Miss Kiddy for MAYBE 2 seconds and SHE'S PREGNANT.

Pictures to come shortly of our new little buckling.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Marshal's sick :(

You have heard the warnings before about boy goats getting urinary calcium stones - Well Marshal has some serious blockages.

Poor thing is in so much pain. Knowing him and his habits may have saved his life. We got him to the vet pretty quick.

We have taken him to the vets twice in two days, they say it's up to him now :(

This weekend has been expensive, but I am praying Marshal pulls through.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Lots of exciting happenings around the farm!!

Bought some plants today ~ Woohooo
Getting so excited about getting my hands dirty :) - Probably less excited in July but hey ...

Planted my Parsley, Lavender, and some potatoes today ... YAY
I have SOO much more to plant ... but first I need to ask my sweet neighbors to borrow
their tractor. I have WONDERFUL compost I can't wait to add to my gardens.

Second exciting thing... I think I found a new buck :) ALL the breeding I've been looking for.
Really wish he would have been polled, but ... He's beautiful.

Isn't he purdy...
With Spring around the corner, lots of work to get done... Come on over and give me a hand :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Conspiracy ??

Is it just me or do grocery stores NEVER have "healthy" stuff on sale ~ It's always stuff like Totino's pizza, sugary cereal, etc... never the good stuff.

AND why is healthy foods more expensive?? Can it really cost THAT much more to make? Usually there are less ingredients, wouldn't that make it cheaper?

Does the government want us to be healthy? Do food makers WANT us to be healthy?
I personally don't think so.

Sugar is addicting - It took me 3 days to detox from sugar. I had headache's, fatigue, and mood swings - I was in full blown withdrawals... If this is the case, why does the majority of our foods contain many kinds of sugar?

I get that it's all a choice, I would just like to know why making 'better' choices cost so much more.

Can't wait to get my hands dirty in some good soil and get my plants going - bring on Spring :) Then I can eat my own veggies that only cost my time and labor :)

Isaiah 45:2  I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.