"Life is not the way it's supposed to be..
It's the way it is..
The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference"
Friday, April 29, 2011
New Kids on the Farm
Meet Peaches and Fern. We purchased them Wednesday morning and haven't had a moments rest since.
Fern is a 7 week old Toggenburg/Saanen cross. Note Bear in the background.
Peaches is a 2 week old Boer/Saanen cross.
Fern thinks the world is hers to rule and acts the spoiled Princess role. She is very smart and inquisitive. She also loves to eat paper and plastic and has eyesight to rival an eagle.
Peaches is the traumatized baby, she had been de-budded the night
before we bought her, and had her last meal from mom that morning.
We cannot get her to feed from a bottle. We have tried everything
we can think of and have seeked help from the internet. She eats hay
well enough and nibbles on Goat Chow and grass, but we know she
needs goat milk too. Any suggestions?
For now we are raising them in the Pallet Palace, today we transferred the rabbits to our garage storage area. Fern pointedly ignores us when we enter this door, but cries pittiously when we leave. It really is heartwrenching and she carries on for up to 20 minutes. This troubles poor old Bear who thinks he is their mother (much to the goats dismay) and tries to get in to them. But the goats don't trust my big black male dog yet. Neither does my wife !!!
I have been happily married for 39 years, to the love of my life. We live quietly on a five acre family plot. We have 3 wonderful children who are now out of the house. Our oldest daughter has provided us with 2 beautiful grandchildren and our son with 1. We also have 2 LARGE dogs and 3 cats to keep us busy. Sometimes it's a zoo around here.
We are suppose to be in our "Golden Years" but they have turned to RUST!
I have Post Polio Syndrome. It has left me with a leg that just quits on me whenever it feels like it, muscles that tire easily, arthritis and degenerative disc disease in my spine, which causes me daily aches and pains that I have come to learn to live with, and a brain that gets confused very easily, forgets things quickly and doesn't allow me to do some of my old hobbies or read well. My wife has Fibro-Myalgia and suffers through it's daily pains and has Cronic Fatigue Syndrome too. She too is unable to work.
I dedicate this blog to my children and grandchildren, so that they may read some of my childhood memories, before I forget them all.