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Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Busy Week...

Well, actually, it's been a busy MONTH!

Ever since we came back from visiting Deb's parents in Missouri - the first week in August - I have been busy trying to get things ready in the barn so we could put some concrete down in part of it.

It was quite a job moving everything, stripping the stall dividers I had in there, and cleaning the straw/manure out of the way. I also had to level (somewhat) the floors, fill any low spots, put up a couple lights, and make sure there was room enough to "maneuver" around in there.

Like I said, this has been going on for a MONTH....

This past Monday, we decided to go to the Goat Auction. We only took one goat, but came home with six.

We wanted to add a little "color" to the herd, so we bought 3 "paint" goats, along with three "traditional" Boer goats. All were young Does, so they won't be having kids until next year. I wish we would have been able to get more, but that was all we had money for.

Deb's mom, and her brother, Mark, got here on Thursday morning about 8:00. The concrete got here at 9:30, so we had a LITTLE time to get things ready for it. We ended up doing some concrete on Thursday, and finishing up on Friday - in the rain.

Luckily, it was INSIDE......

Today, was a lazy day, we just read, watched Star Trek TNG on DVD, and did a little bit of work in the barn.

This evening,Yani - our LGD - started barking. Then the two Doxies started in. Deb went to the back porch to look, and noticed the goats and Yani were looking up the hill toward the house.

Then she saw IT...


She hollered "OH, MY GOSH!", and came running into my office to tell me.

I thought about using a "Ring Sizer" for a weapon but, I ended up saying good night to Mr Coon with Deb's Redhawk .44 Magnum.....

(Sorry, inside family joke....)

He will sleep GREAT from now on.

It was odd, just Friday night we were talking to Mark about coons and told him that we hadn't seen one close by since he shot (at) one about 2 1/2 years ago.

Maybe it takes them awhile to remember why they were staying away.

Harvest season is also at hand. Farmers are thinking about getting into the fields and getting the soybeans started. This next week is supposed to be dry, so it will be a good time to get it done.

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