Today I woke up with a headache. We have had rain and storms and that is keeping the pollen count pretty high too. For me this mix spells issues. I have been taking my medication so by this evening I was doing okay. I could still feel the presure in my head but at least I could breath and I wasn’t hurting.
To make sure we got something done Mom and I worked to get everything in the Etsy shop. All those handspun yarns she has been working on and all those Batts are now for sale. You can find them By Clicking HERE We worked to get the best Pictures we could but some just don’t show the color as true as it really is. And some of the luster is lost as well. Oh well, If they don’t sell in the shop I know they will sell at Fiber Christmas once people get to see them in person and touch them … They are super Soft!!
This evening I did take time to work with Snorts … I have to say he has horse sense. Mom says I have a way with animals that I need to learn to use a bit better but that Me and Snorts are doing great. I brushed him down and we had a little talk. Then came the saddle. He did just fine…. Tomorrow and the next day will be more of the same. Then I will try to mount him on Wednesday. From that mount I will be able to tell more about him. I hope he will trust me enough to let me do it and not put up a big fight. Check him out…. I love a horse that has horse sense. They are easy to work with and a joy to handle …
As most of you know I am having issues with my eyes and that is leading to me not having a driver’s license and that is making it hard for me to find a job. So I have decided to do what I do best to earn a little money. Last night, I went and picked up a horse from a lady to ride for the next 30 days. He just needs a job so I am going to teach him to work cattle.
I do have to teach him one other thing and that is to not run off with his rider. It seems that the last time anyone rode him, he took off with them and scared them to death. So for the next month my time will be spent with Socks the horse. However, since he has been here all he has done is snort at everything. So Mom and I are calling him Snorts!!! Check him out.
So it is summer on the prairie and as most of you know the Oklahoma Prairie is hot … So I thought lets really heat things up!! How??? Let’s have a contest … and of course the prizes will be Yarn and rovings … How fun is that?? And everyone will have a chance to win more then once. Want to know more?? Well, I was looking at a way to grow my pages and groups. You know Plurk, Fabebook, Twitter, and Ravelry. Even here … This is what I came up with!
Each media will be competing for one prize … and all medias will be competing for one bigger prize. I am calling it Follow, Comment, Share … There will be one contest for Facebook, one for Twitter, One for Ravelry and One for Plurk. The more ways you follow the more chances you have to win …
At the end of one week there will be one big drawing from all those that have followed, commented and Shared in anyway, here on the blog as well as one prize for each media post. And there will be an extra bonus drawing for the entries from the media with the highest percentage of increased following … Does any of that make sense? I hope so. It is meant to help you want to share the contest on your media that way you can have a chance to win more …
So I will make the posts (one on each social media) that you need to follow with the prizes listed on them and it will be one that says Follow, Comment, Share … If you follow me already that is fine just comment on the post and share it. You may enter one time for each media but you enter all medias. (And of course on the Blog)
The prizes are different on each Media so enter away. Please make sure you follow, comment and share. You can follow the links below to make sure you get all your entries in … Then … Share, share, share
Plurk this is the only one that won’t take you to the actual picture so make sure you find the right plurk …
So I am back from 4-H Camp. I just hope that the kids I had in my group had as much fun as I did. I even won second in a food showdown… My team made a food teepee with yogart, strawberries, gram crackers, cheese and marshmellows. Not to mention the Speech that me and one little kid put on that had everyone in stitches … even the little kid I was doing the speech with …
While I was away, Mom sure was a busy beaver … Look at some of the option we will have in our booth this year… I know the pictures aren’t great but it is because they were taken with Mom’s phone I stole them from a friend she was texting … LOL
Then she dyed up all of this in Cotswold to make batts with as well … She has been busy …
And just so you can have all the drool over those batts with a dash of Awwww … Here is Grace (just so you know Mom has started calling her Gracie instead of Grace)
Just so you know she doesn’t stay still much … she is a mover and a shaker … LOL
Okay so I love that I can set this blog post to post when I am already gone … and if you are seeing this to tell you I am at 4-H Camp … Nothing important happened on the farm today. You see I left for 4-H Camp today. I have been a camp counselor every year for the late few years and this year is no different. However, I left Mom instruction to only let this post if nothing happened today … So I guess nothing happened today.
I will get back Thursday evening and Mom will only post, Like I said before, if anything happens. So until then I will see you Thursday …
Today I have to admit I am tired… I even slept in and let Dad do my chores. Then this afternoon I took a nap. I slept hard last night but it seems like once you get behind on sleep it is hard to ge back on track and caught up. What makes it worse is that tomorrow I leave to go be a camp counselor at 4-H Camp. I know I am not going to get caught up there. Anyway, I Have to be honest. The QT Flock has no news other then Cuteness of Miss Grace.
On the Farm side of things I did go with Mom to the Vet tech Program and get Holly and Ms. Sweetie Pie ultrasounded. The only issue is that not only do our goats have 4 stomaches to get around but it appears that our little darlings are in excellent shape as they couldn’t get a clear picture because of the muscle mass on our goats. The Vet said we had very athletic Goats … LOL
So without the ultrasound to tell us positive they tried to palpate them. The issue there is that if they are only 3 months along as we suspect the babies may be to small for them to feel. So for the comfort of the goats they tried reaching in once on each and they really couldn’t feel anything. Most of the growth of an animal takes place in the last couple of months so the babies will start growing but just aren’t big enough to find right now.
Since all else failed … They drew blood to take to the lab and we will know something in a day or so … LOL With that issue under control we addressed Holly’s bud as call it. You see she has a cute little curled half horn that comes from someone not debudding her properly as a baby. This problem normally wouldn’t be a problem except that her half horn is growing in a way that it is about to grow back into her skull. It would have killed her if it was allowed to progress so … We had it removed.
It bled a bit and Mom hates that it had to be done but for Holly’s health it was done. So each goat has a shaved area on their sides and their necks and Holly has a nub of a horn that needs to heal. I couldn’t get a good picture but here is the worst of Holly’s bud …
You can see her shaved neck and her bud there on her head… It isn’t so bad but Mom hates it … She just says “Poor Holly Girl”
So I know that I said I probably wouldn’t blog this weekend but this weekend isn’t going as planned. First, the whole Dimples and Grace thing. Then last night in the middle of the night my Sister returned home. Not for a visit. She is going to be living here until she can save some money to get herself a place. Her Live in of like 1 year and a half and her have split up and it wasn’t pretty.
Mom took care of everything that they could in the middle of the night. Then My Dad, and some friends went as back up, and got all her stuff today. She even brought her Dog with her. She spent most of the day working to get her name off of everything they did together while I went to Rodeo Bible Camp and Mom went to get the Jumk wool that we use to teach.
Mom and I have had a talk about what I am to do if my Sister’s Ex-partner shows up and starts making trouble. I have a safe place to go even if that person isn’t home I know how to get in and hide. Mom also had a talk with my Sister and she has to help out around here and keep her nose clean. Honestly, I hope there is no Drama and everything works out.
To make this day a Bit brighter for all of you, here is a dose of Cuteness … Brought to you by GRACE!!
Tomorrow we will take the two milk goats to have ultrasounds done at the Vet Tech Program and I will let you know what we find out.