Saturday, November 27, 2010

Picture Day

Today was sunny and 50's but it was very windy and felt much cooler.  I'd post a picture of me dressed for winter (coveralls, hood, neck warmer) but there was no one to take my picture because James was doing his last long run before his Hellgate 100 run.  You'll just have to imagine me looking my best as I ventured out in this weather.  I know, how am I going to make it through winter if I find 50's so tough? 

The goat and donkey's pasture is pretty much stripped bare so today I let the girls out to graze in the lawn  for a few hours.  They didn't go very far even when I encouraged them to.  Here's a picture of them grazing along with the dogs who are trying to figure out what "this grazing thing" is.
I figured it was safe to go inside and eat lunch since no one was going to escape anytime soon.  Every now and then I'd look out the window and do a head count.  They must have gotten bored because when I went back outside they were playing hide-n-seek.  Fresca was doing the searching and everyone else was hiding in the same bush.  I don't think they were fooling anyone.
The whole while the girls were out the boys sunned themselves.  Here's Dodger, the goat-in-a-box.  He's our unicorn.
And then there's a goat-in-the-box and a goat-on-the-box with a donkey trying to get in-the-box.
Chy wasn't too shy about kissing my camera.
She and I seemed to have turned a corner.  Today I was brushing the boys and Chy came up to me and chewed my sleeve wanting to be brushed.  Of course I stopped brushing the boys and gave her a full brush down.  She loved it.  This was the first time she let me do that.  She used to be afraid of the brush.  Hmmm, milking might be right around the corner.  I don't think I'll hold my breath though. 

After the girls went in I let the boys out for a few hours.  They're much more adventurous and wander farther.
Thanks to them I got my rose bush pruned.
 I was surprised when they turned their noses up at the arugula.  That's what we're having for dinner.

I made soap yesterday and this morning it sliced very well.  I hope it comes out ok.  I won't know for at least a month.  This one has sage in it.  Today I ordered some essential oils to add fragrances to my soaps.  I haven't done that in the past.  I ordered Caribbean Coconut, Eucalyptus and Spearmint, and Almond and Honey.  I also ordered coconut oil, palm oil and shea butter.  It's hard to find these oils around here.

It's about time for me to call James for dinner, another variation-on-the-theme-of-turkey, turkey salad.  For lunch we had turkey sandwiches.  Last night we had turkey soup.  I may freeze the rest of the bird.
Happy day-after-Thanksgiving.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to have Chy talk to Beau about how good it feels to be brushed. I wonder if he will ever like it?