Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday nap with the terriers.


They are so dear to me.
I become too emotional
when I think of life
without them.


My 2016 doelings are l-o-n-g.

I guess she (?) is a release dove.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Release_dove
A release dove is a breed of rock dove (domestic pigeon) used
for ceremonial release. Release doves are often used to
commemorate important milestones of life and offerings of hope
at weddings and birthdays and as representing the soul's
final journey at funerals.[1] They are also released
at grand openings, sporting events, and many outdoor gatherings.[
 
Mike brought her home from the livestock auction.
We let her out during the day, and
she comes back and puts herself up at night. 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Long family came for a visit


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. 

Aunt Stephanie with Charlotte.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats





JaneDoe is due to kid for the
first time on July 25.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Mike had gall bladder surgery and a bile sweep

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.