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Windswept Acres

I'm a city girl turned country dweller, with more miles on me than I care to admit. I share my life with my writer husband, five dogs, a cat and nine Nubian milk goats. Chickens have arrived and are nicely settled in our poultry yards. The big chickens had to be separated out, as some of the little chickens are bullies and were plucking them bare.

Most of this years projects had to be put on hold due to some heart issues, but they seem to have self-resolved, so now I just need to ...
I'm a city girl turned country dweller, with more miles on me than I care to admit. I share my life with my writer husband, five dogs, a cat and nine Nubian milk goats. Chickens have arrived and are nicely settled in our poultry yards. The big chickens had to be separated out, as some of the little chickens are bullies and were plucking them bare.

Most of this years projects had to be put on hold due to some heart issues, but they seem to have self-resolved, so now I just need to get back up to speed.

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Member Since: 8/27/2010

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Goals for 2014 include:

1. Survival
2. Completing poultry yard for chickens. done
3. Finding out what the heck is going on with my heart. Doctors here hate to give actual information, How do I interpret "high normal" irregularities?

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SPARKASAURUS
9/16/2014 8:11:09 AM

See, I know a lot of people wouldn't agree with me, but if your life philosophy is "Harm None". I'd say if there was a Heaven, you'd be one of the first in line. Just sayin'.

How did you respond to that??

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FROSTY99
9/15/2014 9:30:58 PM

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.”

Anne Lamott, author

Wishing you an awesome week of showing up and getting results.
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FROSTY99
9/13/2014 9:13:31 PM

Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you
know they are always there.


Have a wonderful weekend.
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INFLATED
9/13/2014 2:53:38 PM

Many of the sheep were wearing blankets similar to horse blankets and a few had hood that covered their faces. I assumed this was to keep manure off of them while they were penned.

When I was young, I had a lamb named Willie. My sister and I tried to bathe him inside in the bathtub and we used a whole box of Tide on him. He wouldn't suds because of the lanolin in his wool. We tried to shear him, but we didn't have shears and we took scissors with her on one side and me on the other and cut his wool. Our hands soon blistered and Willie looked like he had been attacked by giant moths. He had holes in his wool on either side.

It does get chilly here at night and I am sure the sheared sheep appreciated the extra warmth of the blankets. Some were zebra striped and bright "hot" pink.

I like to look at the crafts and art work, but the direction we took in going into the fair brought us to that building after it had closed. I didn't see exhibits that had food items or crops like the county fair at home did. Many of the stalls were empty probably because it was the opening day of the fair. They had a few Standardbred horses there and sulkies. In the horse barn, separate from the harness racers, there were four horses and two ponies.

At the county fair where I grew up there were separate barns for horse and ponies and they were always completely filled.

The food prices were outrageous. $10 for a turkey leg. We had saved to go and it was a time well spent with my son and his girlfriend. Today is his birthday. He is 32 and they went to Pittsburgh to watch Pirates baseball.



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FROSTY99
9/11/2014 8:29:33 PM

Friends Online

We’ve never really met
I’ve never seen your face
Though I consider you a friend
The best in cyberspace
Somehow we clicked
with more than just a mouse
We have talks over coffee
without leaving the house.

If ever I see you,
My best online bud
I’d give you a smile
and embrace you with a hug.
To simply say thank you
For all that you do
And for not taking me,
At “face value”.

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