Friday, March 30, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Beautiful Spring

Too many things going on but none of them worthy of blogging.

First our rooster is lame. We noticed that where his leg band is, actually worked it's way in his leg. So we took it off, doctored it and he's doing slightly better. He is looking a bit ragged but hopefully he'll recover. Just as long as he doesn't go in the goat pen because Tundra is on the chicken rampage again. You know, she's got to protect those goats against the marauding chickens!

The weather here has been beautiful! It's actually broken a few records. It's also given me spring fever! I want to I cleaned the greenhouse and planted a few spinach seeds. I want to see if it'll grow. It's a cold weather plant so even if it get colder it should be fine.

Two of the three goats we have for sale are now sold. It's always a stressful thing to wonder if you'll sell your goats or not. So when they do sell it's very rewarding and it takes the stress off.

Dave has bought himself a new toy. Well really it's a much needed toy. A wood splitter. He got a good deal on it second hand. So now instead of having to rent one every year and having to do all the splitting in one day, he'll be able to do just a bit at a time without having to kill himself.

We've gone for a walk in "Les p'tit bois" while it was nice and warm. One part of it looks kinda like the bayous of Louisiana. J. loves exploring.

The goats have been loving the nice weather. In one of the photos you can see how much Febe's udder has let go. She's really hard to milk this year. It's really sad. BUT!!!!I have a milker on the way. It's called the Henrymilker. I hope it works. It's coming all the way from Alaska.

Hockey is done! AMEN!!! Can I hear an AMEN!!! (I do the dance of joy!) The last tournament they played, they won bronze. So this year they got one gold and one bronze. Pretty good. J. won MVP once also and was picked to go in the skills competition. We were so proud of him. But we are so happy hockey is over for this season. It's very expensive and time consuming. This year 3-4 days out of 7 were dedicated to hockey. We also had to travel alot. Usually a 2 hour drive to get to a game. But that's the name of the game. Canada+Hockey=$$$$.

They had one last game just as a exhibition game this last Sunday. Just for fun with the Yarmouth team. So we went sightseeing with Tomas before the game. We brought him to Cape Forchu lighthouse. We had a bit of fun.

Ok, so we had a bit of fun also.

Well it's feeding time for Pisnak.

Have a Blessed Evening

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Silent Sunday aka cute goat pics

Cyrill and Maggie

Cyrill and Maggie

Pearl and Sable. (Sable was Sparkle but her new owner wants to call her Sable so we are calling her by her new name)

Pearl going wild on her mama's back!

Goats gone wild! YEEE HAW!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

J. and Tomas our International Student from Columbia before the game.

It's been a stressful week, but not for the reason that you'd all be thinking. J.'s team played for bronze last Saturday and it ended up that they won that one and played for Gold today .....

AND THEY WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They were third from last and they got the GOLD MEDAL!!!! Well needless to say you have a bunch of proud parents in the area tonight! It's amazing what you can accomplish when you put your mind to it.

Proud papa and kid

The thing is that yesterday their only goalie was dog sick with the stomach flu! Not good. We had everyone on Facebook praying for a quick recovery. He was there this morning, ready to play. Now don't tell me prayer doesn't work!

I've always said I didn't want J. in hockey. It's too expensive, time consuming and I knew I'd turn into the dreaded HOCKEY MOM! and Dave into the HOCKEY DAD. Well guess what?! I was right on all accounts. It is too expensive,time consuming and we did turn into the dreaded hockey parents. Oh well... J.'s loving it and it's actually something he's really good at. But it's still hard on the nerves when you watch them play and the game ends up 2-1!

J. and the grandparents.

We stopped on our way home to visit Dave's parents in the old folks home (yeah, I know that's not politically correct). They were so proud.


Friday we got our little buckling delivered from Sussex, NB. We called him Pisnak. He's an Alpine wannabe Nubian. His ears were upright when he was born, but they're not sure if it's the extreme cold that knocked his ears down or when they tattooed him. But whatever the reason, it's not genetic and he's healthy otherwise so he's our new stud for this fall. It's not like he's going to be shown in goat shows or anything. So we took him anyhow. It kinda gives him character.

Well speaking of Pisnak, I have to go bottle feed him and then go to bed. We are pooped. Stressing over hockey games tires a body out!

Have a Blessed evening