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  1. Road Map for the Day - January 17, 2011

    by , 01-17-2011 at 12:08 PM
    As usual, everyone needs breakfast. I have Samson's meds drawn up, so I will go give him those, then I have to get my work car ready and get some work clothes ironed for tomorrow. I need to move bird cages around again, if I'm going to be using my wood stove at night. One cage is too close for my comfort, but I have to figure out where I can move it. This may require the moving around of several large pieces of furniture and the dismantling of my dining room table. After that, if I have time, I ...

    Updated 01-18-2011 at 01:05 AM by madhen

    Fluff and Feathers
  2. A week on the ranch (January 10 - January 16, 2011)

    by , 01-17-2011 at 01:54 AM
    The big news this week was that Samson, my alpine dairy goat, was diagnosed with acute acidosis. I suspected something last week, but since the vet was coming out on Wednesday, I kept putting off a separate visit for him. He was up and moving with the flock, so I didn't realize how sick he was. On Wednesday, however, the day of the visit, he laid down, and that was the beginning of a very rough couple of days. The vet came out that morning and started him on several medications, including antibiotics, ...
    Ranch Diary
  3. Road Map for the Day - January 16, 2011

    by , 01-16-2011 at 11:35 AM
    Today, my plan is to check on Samson, give him all his meds, then breakfast to everyone, then back inside to clean myself up. (Giving Samson his meds typically means we both get covered in spit-up oral meds and mud.) Once I am cleaned up, my challenge is to get the bathroom back in order and also to try to get a load of laundry done. Once the weather warms up a bit, I want to split a little more wood for the woodstove, then haul up a good week's worth to stage inside, so it will stay dry. I am working ...

    Updated 01-16-2011 at 10:59 PM by madhen

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  4. Shopping trip - January 15, 2011

    by , 01-15-2011 at 08:05 PM
    Kashi Go-Lean Crunch cereal (2) $8.98
    2.5 gallon bottled waters (2) $5.20
    Yogurt (various - 34 total) $15.38
    Sliced bacon (2 packs) $7.98
    Half and Half (1/2 gallon) $3.99
    Pistachios $4.99
    Salad $4.99

    Total coupon savings: $10.38

    Okay, the cereal and yogurt are all for breakfast. I live on yogurt parfaits.

    The Half and Half is for my coffee and the lack thereof is what drove me out of the house today.

  5. Road Map for Today - January 15, 2011

    by , 01-15-2011 at 03:25 PM
    Today, I will check on Samson (my sick goat), feed the donkeys/goats, go to the local yarn store to see if I can find some circular Size 2 needles, pick up some groceries and canned food for the foster puppies, let all the dogs out for a run, clean the bunnies' pen, feed everyone dinner, get all my work clothes ironed, then settle down to work on my knitted sweater.

    12:52P - So far, I checked on Samson, fed the donkeys/goat, then decided to let the dogs out for a run. Harvested some ...

    Updated 01-15-2011 at 10:04 PM by madhen

    Fluff and Feathers