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I am a day late for Canada Day; then again I didn't turn a computer on yesterday at all. Woken up by Herself in the wee hours, problems out with the goat herd. One of our goats is rather torn up, multiple bite marks, udder is torn. We moved her and the transport pen (having broken down the Maternity Pen/Hosptial up close to the house. By which I mean Herself moved the doe, I moved the pen. It's small enough to fit into the back of Forrest NissanPickup, still it's not all that easy to move, particularly in the dark.

Goat is doing OK so far; wounds cleaned up, nothing that needs sutures, keeping an eye on her. Since I'd been up Friday since 05:darkhundred and worked long day at Hospital, once the moveing part was done I collapsed in bed again. Herself pulled a "night shift" taking care of doe and checking on the rest of the herd.

Morning, and Herself rolled into bed about the time I got up. I headed out to feed everyone and do my own rounds after the first cup of coffee and while it was still relatively cool. Knew it would be a day for feed runs (Saturday usually is), and took inventory. Houdini helped me with all of this, though Mamma Mudge crashed with Herself (having been up all night helping). Smudge and Squrrl also cast about, and based on their reactions and following some scent trail, well, we still aren't sure. The opinion leans toward coyote. It could be dogs belonging to neighbors across the road in the next county, but no definitive evidence. You'd think someone might learn after having to replace their dogs on a periodic basis...

Feed run included gasoline run, and I'm glad I didn't bring Houdini with me this time even if he did express some disapointment that he wasn't coming. Temp climbed up into the 90's before I finished, and I was hot even with wind movement while driving. Still, we are now replentished with corn, cow, horse, and custom bird. No worries getting through the long holiday weekend.

Finished up with that around 13:00, did a bit of housekeeping, then started getting ready for party. My friend S (of S & K) celebrated the occasion of University now paying him not to come in and work anymore. Plenty of beer, a lot of good food including 'buffalobergers' from ground water buffalo, Herself made pate (Recipe: First, raise the hog), and great visits with fatfred and chaosloki and leonthalasios. Andros isn't on my Flist but I bounce through his place periodically via several links who are.

chaosloki, I'm supposed to remind you about some things...

Yeah, actually I do remember some of it. Firefly (in relation to trades) and music, though I'm a bit fuzzier on exactly which music. And of course I'm supposed to remind you about fatfred.

Today will be a different division of labour. I'm to run into G'ville to acquire plywood to finish up the mat board storage in Studio 318. Herself will take care of feeding the critters, because we want the town run to be done by noon, since it's still the 3/50 AC in Forrest NissanPickup.

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kalilove
Jul. 2nd, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
poor goat, I hope goat is ok. and I hope you get atleast some rest this weekend, sounds like you need it.
madshutterbug
Jul. 3rd, 2006 11:00 am (UTC)
Thaa-aank. It huu-rrrts.
chaosloki
Jul. 2nd, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
I remembered the fatfred part, but forgot about everything else. I think the music part was for links to stuff, like Fat Boy Slim videos...

I'm bummed that I missed the buffalo burgers, but the smoked turkey and homemade bread were excellent.
madshutterbug
Jul. 3rd, 2006 11:01 am (UTC)
eat mor turkee.
Moo
wedschilde
Jul. 2nd, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
oh!
poor goat. that's gotta be so scary. so terrifying. bastige.

hugs to the houdini. sometimes it's for the best to stay home even if you don't wanna.
madshutterbug
Jul. 3rd, 2006 11:04 am (UTC)
Re: oh!
It huu-urrts.

Hush, Goat, Mrs Boss is taking care of it. I don't care if it's hot; I wanna go! Houdini
wedschilde
Jul. 3rd, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
Re: oh!
i have a fondness for goats. and houdini apparently.

and yeah, regardless of temperature... rides must be taken.
madshutterbug
Jul. 3rd, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
Re: oh!
Well, feel free to nick the goat icons, just please credit them appropriately. And he did get his ride, don't let him fool you. *G* In fact, he got his ride in air-conditioned Sydney SubaruOutback.

But let's be clear about this, we do not spoil our dogs, neh?
wedschilde
Jul. 4th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
Re: oh!
piffles. we ALL spoil our dogs.
tx_cronopio
Jul. 2nd, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
Sending good wishes to the goat! I like goats. I had a baby goat named after me once. For I have lived a rich and full life...

...scurries off to find goat icon.
madshutterbug
Jul. 3rd, 2006 11:05 am (UTC)
It huu-rrts.

He saa-aayss, borrow thi-iiss. Jusst say whee-eeere.
jehannamama
Jul. 3rd, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
Hope the goat heals well, soon.
Mind if I add you? I keep coming over here to read... and I enjoy your FF posts so much!
madshutterbug
Jul. 3rd, 2006 10:58 am (UTC)
Welcome! Yeah, and I keep bouncing through your place, catching up in either FF or wedschile and others.
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