Temporary Thaw

Oh boy, has it ever been cold!  Temperatures hanging out below zero, wind, and snow.  Now that Christmas is over I’m already waiting for spring!  Hopefully everyone made it through without any major mishaps.

The animals are sure happy the sun in shining and slightly warmer.  They all seemed to be moving a little faster this morning.  Goats, chickens, ducks, horses, and donkeys – all making noise when they heard me walking out this morning.  It’s a beautiful sound that makes me smile every morning.  Admittedly, the donkeys braying get me the most with the background sounds of the goats wanting out of the barn and into their outside yard. How can you not smile and be happy with all of that!

I’ve decided to sell Jaxx.  He’s only 7 months old and as cute as any baby out there.  My set up is ideal for 2 on the horse side.  My heart says otherwise because I adore him.  Practically speaking it feels like the right thing.  Our space is not unlimited and I want to make sure that each animal has their space and comfort.  I will make sure he goes to a good home.

May your new year bring everything you’ve worked towards and more.  Nothing seems to come easy or cheap.  So when we do finally reach the goals, they are very satisfying.  Personally, I’m grateful every day and thank God for my blessings.

 

Coasting until Christmas

With all the presents bought and wrapped and the decorations up, we have a small window to enjoy it all before the hustle bustle of unwrapping all the gifts.  I know once all the gifts are under the tree it will look a little over the top.  With all that I buy for, it’s not a surprise for it to look like that.  I’m fortunate in so many ways, the best of which is my family.

From our country home to wherever you call home, we wish you all the best.  May all your dreams become blessings.  Have a very safe and Merry Christmas. Let the New Year present opportunities you never imagined were possible.  God Bless.

Cmas Tree from Loft 2017

Catching Up from Falling Behind

Time seems to get away from me this time of year.  No, that’s not really true.  It’s always getting away from me! We’ve officially been at our ranch a year now.  Busy is just part of the package with property and animals.  I suppose I have neglected this blog and all of you in the process.  My 2018 goal will be to do a better job of keeping everyone updated.

Having 3 mini horses, 2 mini donkeys, 2 mini fainting goats, 12 chickens and 2 ducks (plus our long-time four dogs), has been a learning experience and I am constantly learning.  I tend to question everything and look to solve all the great complications along the way.  Without electricity, how do I keep water from freezing?  That is a question I hear from several people in the same predicament.  There are a lot of so-called remedies for that.  So far I haven’t found one that truly works.  I have an invention I’ve been kicking around.  I am an idea person however, and have no clue how to take my idea and have someone else turn it into an actual product.  Everything takes money too, so I have to pick and choose where it all goes.

house with welcome sign  Horses at fence  Donkeys and America west pasture Me and goats 8-14-17

Now we’re settling into Christmas.  I have everything bought and wrapped, except for stocking stuffers, which literally get stuffed into the stocking unwrapped. I buy for a dozen people for our house which includes kids and grandkids.  That does not include parents and siblings.  When all the gifts are under the tree waiting for them to show up, it’s a sight to see!

christmas tree with chelseaMay all the joys of the Christmas season bring smiles, laughter, and blessings galore!