far right - Mike's nephew, Savva, standing next to Mike. far left - Savva's wife, Stephanie, is petting the goat. It's Stephanie's family in the photo. They brought her niece, Charlotte, to see the goats.
On Sunday June 19, Mike was sick and his stomach was hurting. Late Sunday night, he drove himself to the emergency room. After some tests, at our local hospital, it was decided Mike needed to have his gall bladder removed. After the operation, the surgeon said that Mike needed to be transferred by ambulance to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem because he needed a "bile sweep" to remove some lodged gall stones. That procedure was done on Tuesday morning, and I was able to bring him home on Wednesday afternoon. Mike can return to work in Monday.
In the NC Appalachian Mtns, NW NC. A full-blown nester although I have to earn a living away from home. We live on 30 acres, cannot see any neighbors. I like to hang out with my critters - a few chickens, 3 turkeys, quite a few Pearl & Pied Guineas, 30 Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goats, 6 hair sheep, 3 Muscovy ducks, a pair of rowdy Irish Terriers, Brawn and Bliss, a pair of Great Pyrenees livestock-guardian dogs, JackBadger and BarbaraJean. Mike and I are Life Masters at Bridge.
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