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  1. January 21st in a California Garden

    by , 01-22-2011 at 12:14 AM
    Well, I checked, and it is still winter.

    At least the weather has been nicer. The sun finally found its way back, and the better part of the week has been in the 60's. I took advantage of the warmth to spend some time working on my bog garden.

    I have two bogs - one that is primarily reed-type plants and one that is primarily leafy plants. Both bogs border my fishpond (pic attached) and both are prone to overcrowding, as they contain very invasive plants, and those plants ...
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  2. Road Map for the Day - January 21, 2011

    by , 01-21-2011 at 09:41 AM
    Up early this morning (4:30a), so I spent a little time working on my knitted sweater. In about half an hour, the day starts for real. I need to catch up on the dishes, then go out and check on Samson again, feed everyone, throw a load of laundry in, then get ready for work.

    Yet another meeting today, but hopefully a short one. A few things to do around the office, then I'll head back for home, stop at the vet for meds, the feed store for some supplements, and the grocery store for ...

    Updated 01-21-2011 at 10:11 PM by madhen

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  3. Road Map for the Day - January 20, 2011

    by , 01-20-2011 at 10:47 AM
    Today's plan includes breakfast for everyone, then going out and checking on Samson, trying to get him to eat a little on his own, but also having his gruel ready (goat pellets dissolved in hot water) just in case. I have another meeting that I'm hosting at 10a, so I kind of have to be there! So after I'm done with animals, it is off to work for the meeting. If I can get out of the house early enough, I'll stop at the gym on the way.

    Once at the office, after the meeting, I have some ...

    Updated 01-21-2011 at 01:34 AM by madhen

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  4. Road Map for the Day - January 19, 2011

    by , 01-19-2011 at 09:53 AM
    Samson took a major turn for the worse yesterday morning, so I will be back out there as soon as it gets light (it is a little after 5am right now) to give him his meds and try to force feed some gruel into him. The vet is coming back out tomorrow to assess whether we should continue. Unfortunately, I have a meeting in the city (an hour away) that I can't miss, early this morning, so after checking on him, I will have to throw breakfast at everyone, then head straight to work. If I can get out of ...

    Updated 01-20-2011 at 01:35 AM by madhen

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  5. Road Map for the Day - January 18, 2011

    by , 01-18-2011 at 10:23 AM
    Back to work after a three-day weekend. I know I should feel refreshed, but it always seems to take me a while to get going after a few days off!

    So the plan today is to get everyone fed, checking on Samson in the process, then pack up my stuff and head to the gym just to get my blood circulating again! I have to drop my truck off at the camper shell place, so I'm meeting a co-worker there to pick me up.

    At work, I need to complete a report I have been working on, but ...

    Updated 01-18-2011 at 09:51 PM by madhen

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