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How the Goat Got into the Bathtub

Sunday, February 01, 2015      6 comments

I realize that some of you don't know me very well, but for my friends who struggle with clutter in their homes, this was not a stash-and-dash. On Saturday we went out to the barn to feed our week-old kids their midday ration and spotted a baby ... Read more

A True Christmas Miracle

Sunday, December 28, 2014      4 comments

Somebody hacked into my email account and sent out a mass mailing to everybody in my address book, advertising some product "endorsed by Oprah." (Okay, it doesn't sound like much of a miracle so far, but wait.) Most everybody ignored it, ... Read more

... and laughed some more.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      4 comments

Despite her antics, Peach has not gone into labor, but one of our little goats now has an eye infection which requires eye drops every two hours round the clock. So we won't be going anywhere for five to seven days.... Read more

... and then God laughed.

Sunday, December 21, 2014      4 comments

Tom and I were planning on taking some time off this week. Well, aside from the normal feeding, watering, milking, pasteurizing, cooking and washing up. The little goats are down to morning and evening feedings, which means we'd actually have so... Read more

Surprise!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014      5 comments

Tom and I had isolated our very pregnant goat in the barn yesterday because the buck was annoying her. We went out to vote and run a few quick errands, and when we got back Tom checked on her. I heard him yell, "Get two milk bottles ready. We've... Read more

Doctor's Visit Update

Sunday, October 05, 2014      4 comments

So why am I just now posting on last Tuesday's doctor's visit? Well, negotiating the healthcare system isn't a straightforward as it used to be. First I had to find a new doctor, since the old one fired me. I pulled up a list of doctors ... Read more

Doctor's Visit on Wednesday

Saturday, August 16, 2014      3 comments

The visit started off with the usual, "So, how's your diet?" and deteriorated from there. Mind you, the last three visits have been for stomach problems last August, heart irregularities in January, and a severely bruised and swollen knee last A... Read more

Dreading Wednesday

Saturday, August 09, 2014      7 comments

I called yesterday to make a doctor's appointment. When the girl asked the reason for the appointment, I told her it was my annual visit so that the doctor could yell at me for 20 minutes then renew the prescriptions that aren't working for me a... Read more

FEELING REALLY DOWN

Saturday, May 03, 2014      5 comments

Saw the cardiologist on Wednesday, and she put me on a blood pressure medicine which lowered my blood pressure way too much -- 106/57 -- leaving me feeling unfocused and woozy. Called on Friday and didn't get a call back. Meanwhile, my blood su... Read more

Medical Update

Tuesday, January 28, 2014      5 comments

Saw the doctor yesterday. He said my heart is skipping roughly one out of every three beats -- not good. He has to get permission from my insurance company for me to have an EKG and Holter monitor, since he doesn't do anything like that in-house... Read more

When I'm Sixty Four

Saturday, January 25, 2014      6 comments

When I get older losing my hair Many years from now Will you still be sending me a valentine Birthday greetings, bottle of wine? If I'd been out till quarter to three Would you lock the door? Will you still need me, will you still... Read more

A Little Scared

Tuesday, January 14, 2014      6 comments

Finally got my colonoscopy done last Friday -- I'll spare you the details except to say everything was fine 'up there.' However... Just before they gave me the anesthetic, while they were in the process of hooking me up to the various monit... Read more

Family Holiday Drama

Saturday, December 28, 2013      4 comments

If our family had a family crest, our motto would be: "Linda is Wrong." If I wasn't outright accused of lying, I was "mistaken" or "misinterpreting, "over-sensitive" to the point of "looking for excuses to get my feelings hurt." One of my moth... Read more

Marley's Ghost?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013      5 comments

Heard an awful racket coming from the front porch this evening. I swear it sounded like the classic portrayal of Marley's ghost dragging his cash-boxes and chains up Scrooge's stairs. Turned out to be the neighbor's Great Pyrenees who has once a... Read more

Greenhouse

Monday, March 25, 2013      3 comments

We've tried several ways to grow plants out here, but the wind tears up plastic sheeting, and there are no trees or walls as a windbreak, so we finally decided we had to build a real greenhouse out of wood and reglazed windows. We found a really... Read more


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