Tuesday, January 27, 2015

on the psych ward

I just spent a stint at Catawba Valley Medical Center on the psych ward.  I have dibilitating clinical depression and have endured 30 years of chronic workplace stress on top of that. 

The psych-ward experience was interesting. No shoes, just socks with tread that were issued by the hospital. No cellphones. One TV in the dayroom. No cabinet doors, no knobs. No strings, no cords.

Just like in the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, we'd step up to the nurse's window and get our cup of pills and and cup of water, and the nurse had to watch and make sure we swallowed all our pills. 

I'll keep adding to this, my brain can barely connect two dots anymore and I move in slow motion.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

outdoor furniture

We bought some outdoor furniture today for fair price's. For folks within a reasonable radius of Wilkesboro, NC, if you give him a landmark, Jason will come to your area (or I think he delivers also to some homes). Put a coat of Thompson's Water Seal on the furniture. Jason plans to be back in Boone next Sunday.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

27 Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

presently have 27 Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats.
I did this on an Excel spreadsheet.
Haven't bought a goat in a couple of years or more because I like
these so well that I'm melding/breeding them together. We'll see
if the ADGA appraiser likes my direction. ...
                                          GingerBreadGirl [dry]

Rhubarb [ 86] GinniB (as a Buckling) Giuseppe [V]
RhubarbBouquet [+] Rhuthie [ff 84] RedRhuffles [V] (Buck) Firestorm Jr GinCindy unregistered buckling GBoy Bonnie
                                          TulipsGirl [dry]
MariGold [83]          RedRose [V]
MariMulberry            Roxy                         CalamityJane [ff 82]
MariMi                                                      JaneDoe
                                                 Caliente' [85]
ChiliPepper [dry] CaliCake 2 bucklings to be wethers
(buckling)   TwoCharlie
                                            CherryBlossom [87]
never given us girl

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Goodbye Cassie, Cassidy, & Bodine


Yesterday morning we observed a house auction. House was appraised for $417,000 and the final bid was $280,000. We don't know if the owners accepted the price or not. I think the owners were having to sell out due to health reasons, so they were motivated. The house and the land were just beautiful. ****************************************************
We said goodbye to Casablanca, Cassidy, and Bodine this morning. Going to a new home in Sylva, NC. 


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Edelweiss, a mini-Alpine

We are now the owners of, Edelweiss, a mini-Alpine. Two Alpines come here every Fall to get bred. Edelweiss was born in Spring 2013. Her sire was our Nigerian buck, Bordeaux, and her mother is Alpine #1 in the photo's. Alpine #2 is Edelweiss's 1/2 sister. At 1 1/2 years old, Edelweiss has not been bred but we'll breed her now. I'm interested to see how her udder develops although I may sell her if the right "homestead" buyer comes along, she should produce a lot of milk and appears to be in excellent health - a big, sturdy girl.