We've been sleeping in the barn with our goats out at the fairgrounds, because some kinda shady characters came by the other day. The CERT people and the volunteers have been absolutely fantastic, putting in 18 hour days or more, and we now have... Read more
Keeping things going
Quintus, our sick dog, had a relapse this week. When a dog refuses bacon, there's a real problem. Vet changed his meds and kept him overnight to push fluids into him. We still do not have a firm diagnosis for what's causing his fever. This was T... Read more
For the Love of Dog
Quintus, our tri-color Heeler started acting lethargic over the holiday weekend, (what self-respecting dog doesn't choose a long weekend to get sick?) and by Monday wasn't eating or drinking at all. We got him into the Vet's office on Tuesday, a... Read more
Slogging thru the snow
With a double load of hay
O'er the fields we go
Gasping all the way...
We've got well over a foot of snow already with drifts hip deep, and it's supposed to continue until evening. Tom and I had to shovel our wa... Read more
How the Goat Got into the Bathtub
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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