October 24, 2014

And.... October.

*Tap tap tap*
Hello? Anyone still out there?

Thanks to those of you who have sent emails checking up on me and making sure everything was okay. I never meant to be away so long....
So much has happened since my last post; along with the usual "busyness" of summer, my aunt and uncle were involved in a very serious car accident in July. They have both recovered for the most part, but since they are in their late 70's, it was a long road for them. Hubby and I tried to help them out as much as we could, so along with taking care of their place and my Dad's yard as well as our own, summer came and went before we knew it.

In August, we had to have Daisy put down. Those of you who've read my blog for a long time will remember her story~ she was our very first sheep; a bottle lamb. One day I found her limping very badly on her back leg, not able to put any weight on it it all. I wasn't sure if it was a hoof problem, so I checked it out but didn't find anything. By the second or third day, it was clear she had either dislocated her hip or worse, it was broken. And by this time she was in so much discomfort, she had stopped eating. We had a vet come and look at her but she advised that any type of treatment would have a slim-to-none chance of working. So, I made the decision no one wants to make, but in the best interest of the animal, you know it's what you have to do. It's been almost two months, and I still look for her every morning when I go to the barn....

On a lighter note, guess who just turned four years old last week? 
This gal.

Remember the "spring chicks" in my last post? They're all grown up now.
And one of the chicks turned out to be a rooster.....
Meet "Big Otis" and his girls.

And the silkies? 
Well, they have such a sweet life, they might just outlive us all. :)

Happy Friday!!


  1. I am so sorry for your loss ='0( ♥

    Happy fourth birthday ♥

    Hey there Big Otis! =0)

    I'm sorry to hear about your parents sweetie, my best wishes for them and you both. ♥

  2. Oh my! How I have missed you! I just told the Farmer a few days ago that it had been a while since you had written. Now I can see that you have indeed had more important things to keep up with. Your hens are beautiful!

  3. Welcome back! I am sure you held up well with all the ups and downs since we last heard from you. Sorry about your sheep. Glad to see that four year old's face again!

  4. Hey Paula Lily is looking good! We love bulldogs and hope to get one soon. I don't post often,sorry, but have been a follower for awhile.

  5. Hello Paula...
    It sad to read about your aunt and uncle... I am glad that they are on the mend, and that you guys are there to lend them a hand.
    Sorry to read about Daisy... so sad.

    I cannot believe Lily is 4! My goodness!!

    Nice to see you back here, and I hope that things settle down for you.

    Enjoy this beautiful season, my friend.


  6. Oh my goodness! That last picture of the silkies made me giggle! Is that a rear-end view or the front! At first I typed 'sillies' for silkies-but I think it fits!
    Love you -and so glad you're back!
    I'm so sorry about your sheepie.....

  7. After stumbling upon this post I just want to thank you. Reading everything in this blog has made me happier as I have been a little down as of this past weekend and I don't know why maybe its astrological but any who. Sorry to see you sheep being put down I know how it feels to put a four legged love one down. Thank you again for cheering me up.

  8. Good to see you back. I am so sorry for all that you have been through. My prayers!
    Lily is 4, oh, my!

  9. Ohnooo....Hate to hear about Miss Daisy! Bless your hearts...Sad thing to have to do. I know how much you loved her...also, Happy Birthday to little sweetie!!

  10. Oh my friend...the famer's life is not always the bucolic sunny life it looks to be in pictures. I am so sorry to hear you had to do such a hard thing.

  11. I was thinking about you and decided to check in. Thank-you for sharing what's goin' on. Life , simply life.. life loving family and doing what is necessary. Bless you. ( The silkies look fluffy as ever ! )

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