So it is official now, the kids are home for the summer! Daniel and Alyssa both wrote their final high school exams today and are as of now done high school forever! It is extra special today though, as today marks Alyssa's 18th birthday as well. We enjoyed some homemade chicken alfredo and cake to celebrate and now everyone is quietly doing their own thing. I know both Alyssa and Daniel are thinking about where they're both going to get jobs this summer. I hope they both find jobs they like anyways. For Daniel it is far more important to find a good job as he isn't going off to university in the fall and will need to be working full time from now on. Their graduation ceremony is on Thursday and I am anxiously awaiting the confirmation call that Daniel managed to pass all his courses. I will be a blubbering fool, crying and proud when I
finally get to see them both graduate!
Dixie is still healing from her dehorning. She is getting a little stir crazy being cooped up in the pen but I get her out for a few walks by herself during the day. Today the flies had both her and I running as they were determined to land on her head. I am far too paranoid about the possibility of maggots to allow for that to happen and I think she sensed trouble as well. It was funny that she and I seemed to have the same thoughts though and run for the pen at the same time. We keep a sprayer in there so it is blissfully fly free in her stall. She is getting spoiled by that
even though I know she wants to be out with her friends. Once the holes are scabbed over we will let her back with the others but I don't think that will be for a few days yet.
And still....no babies from Trixie...... :o(
5/14/2012 1 Comment
So here I am, doing something I thought I would never do. I am starting a Blog. I guess this could help to keep my thoughts in order while I continue to take on more and more responsibility. I am after all, a sucker for punishment and certainly seem to enjoy staying busy! So for my first blog post I figure I will just ramble about the recent goings on here lately and see where it takes me.
So, I finished my Child Welfare class last week, something that I dreaded taking part in everyday as it really is a brutal subject. Now for the rest of the summer I just have my medieval history class, which I love. I officially changed my degree to Child and Family Studies two weeks ago which puts me a great position for entering into the MSW that will be starting at Nipissing in the next year or so.
Aside from school, we are all still anticipating the birth of Trixie's first baby (ies). The guy we got her from obviously had no clue when she was bred as based on his information, she should
have given birth a month ago. To all you sceptics - YES she is pregnant (according to our vet anyways!) lol She will finally pop when we least expect it OR are at our busiest.
Poor Dixie went through dehorning yesterday. What we thought were scurs (a horny growth
where horns grown after disbudding as kids) actually turned out to be horns so it's a good thing out vet Kelli and her new associate Haley were taking care of it. Fortunately for Dixie, we don't risk any procedures around here without heavy sedation and freezing. She now has two holes in the top of her head where her horns once were but they will grow in and she'll be just fine. No more worries about that wonky horn growing into the side of her head!
We suspect Billie went for a swim yesterday. He suddenly showed up at the front door after dinner,
soaking wet. After checking the fence line a few times, we can't figure out how on earth he got out of his pen. Such a mystery! Here is hoping he doesn't try it again anyways. Goats hate water and he was dripping wet.
Well, for a first blog post I guess I've written enough. I will continue to try to write frequently as I modify and build this website up.
Thanks for reading! Cheers :o)
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