Sunday, January 9, 2011

critters in the snow, books

northwestern North Carolina, Boone up in the Appalachian Mountains
There's my boys! We had a break in the snow this afternoon, so Franklin and Jefferson stepped out. This morning we woke up to 3 degrees and the local weatherman said that our community had 15" of snow.

Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats the webpage

Gabbi with snow on her face.

Yes, I can ID those butts.

Don't think I've burned 5 calories this weekend - just eating, sleeping, reading, watching movies and football. Mike has been doing most of the critter caretaking, while I wash dishes. Snowfall is supposed to begin again late tonight.

On a heavier note, I've been reading prison books. Just want to get an idea of what Jeremy can expect; not good. Prison is full of predators. He hasn't gone to trial yet, don't know when it will be scheduled. Visitation at the Detention Center is Saturday mornings but he got in some trouble (not sure what) this week so they took his visitation privileges away for this Saturday.
I buy the used books real cheap from Amazon.

For folks that don't know, you can click on the colored, underlined words, will take you to a link about that subject.


Carla said...

Ok, your turkeys are cool, goats are just darling, and Jeremy's choices are just stupid. Youth is wasted on the youth. God bless ALL involved.

Louise said...

You really are getting hit with snow, aren't you? Hope all of the critters and human folks stay warm and safe.

I know that you worry so about Jeremy, and my heart goes out to all of his family.

Dot said...

Joanna, Ben & I recommend you not read those books. Remember, you can't always believe everything you read in print! Much love to you, your critters & family.

Tammy said...

Your weekend sounds very nice and low key...except for the books. I would also recommend you not dwell there. Jeremy will have to deal with what is ahead on his own. I pray he will have a special strength for that. His family will be his support center and reason for hope, so it's important you try and keep yourself as positive as possible. I know how hard it is for you all, and admire your willingness to 'research' what is ahead, but I can only imagine how depressing those books are. You take care of yourself. You sure are getting hit with the snow! I watched your video of your trudge to the house, and my admiration of you and your lifestyle shot WAY UP!

Brenda said...

Your turkeys and goats look like they're enjoying the day out in the sunshine ... even if the ground is covered in the cold white stuff.

I'm sorry for the turmoil you're facing. I agree with the other comments about not dwelling on it to deeply. It doesn't help anyone - especially you - to worry about what might be or could be. - Take care!

Foothills Poultry said...

The snow will melt some day and the following mud will dry. Just think April is only 3 months away. Then baby season starts.



What beautiful bourbon boys you have!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow. Definetely not very uplifting kind of reading to be doing this time of year.
Try not to get too overwhelmed with worry when reading those books.

On a different note....your goats are so adorable!


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I think Rhubi is your cutest goat.

Nekkid Chicken said...

I know what I wanted to pass on to you but just remembered it. Betterworldbooks has really great prices and free shipping. They usually have combined deals on used books as well that comes out cheaper than Amazon.