Sunday, February 19, 2017


I had a ewe with large bag (seemed like edema) I've been watching closely. I put her up last night in big stall inside so she could birth alone if needed. I checked her at 4:30. Nothing, laying down chewing and breathing normal. I came inside and read. Went out about 7:45 and found two rams. One up and hunting for breakfast. Her udder has so much swelling he will struggle to get some but hopefully he persists. If not I'll help soon. The other ram was huge but dead. She cleaned him off but no life.  I feel guilty. I don't like going out early yo feed on Sundays. As soon as I open the door everyone starts screaming. S gets in late Saturday from an auction he goes too. I let him sleep in some if I can.  What if I was out earlier to check instead of worrying about him or finishing one more chapter in my book? I know, I know but ... Just sad... I struggle with this as I only have smaller size flock. I might not notice if I had more? Yesterday the guys building S's garage came back. After an hour one side of roof was mostly done. By days end the siding up to eaves was done on three sides. I left at noon to go work for CPA till 6pm. I see they left skid steer so maybe they will be back Monday with it being holiday. The young man in charge works for another contractor so he only works here on Saturdays so far.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Might have...

Figured this mobile app out. Beautiful sunset tonight in Delaware. Lots is happening but too busy to post I guess. That sunset view which LN and I love is changing. This 3 bay building is replacing it. S is having it built to store his trash/treasures in it. I'm a little witchy about it. The shed it replaces is in bad shape. It wouldn't be if maintenance was done on it. S doesn't do that hence my irritation.  I'm am being allowed to park our fair camper in one bay. I'm sure crap/treasures/important stuff will be piled around it. Enough negativity. Speaking of the camper it has a leak. I have a friend trying to help find it and repair it. Fingers crossed it's simple. I know one outside storage compartment has damage but we will work on it. Still creeping along on the sock knitting. I'm working on the heel flap. It's slow progress but steady. Lambing is winding down. 2 ewes left , one a first timer which is 50-50 whether she'll be ok and an experienced one who needs to step it up. I'm tired of getting up to check her. Miss A is growing and progressing. She's a tiny thing but so adorable. Almost 10 months old and pulling herself up on everything and everyone. I still help watch her when I can to avoid daycare. None of us are fans for various reasons. Scholarships apps are piling up on my table. This next two months will be crazy trying to fill out everything in time. LN's counselor isn't helping. She is slow filling her requests for transcripts and recommendations. I know she's busy but we give her 3x the lead time she asks for. It's very stressful when she fills out a large amount. I'm working 25-30 hours a week at a cpa's office during tax season. This is in addition to our business and lambing and college stuff and soccer season, etc. Yikes what was I thinking?

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Snow day stuff...

We have had about 6" of  fat, fluffy snow today.
It's been a relaxing day.
Traffic was quiet for once so outside was tranquil and pretty.
 I worked on a crochet project someone requested.
J wanted a set of slippers on flip flop bottoms to use around her college dorm.
One done after frogging back first attempt a few times.

I used an ice pick to poke initial holes on her old pair of flops minus the thong.

The pattern I used was not specific enough.

Hence the frogging and improve of it all.

One more to go.
Since I can't find the mobile app to post off my IPhone 7 I am slowing down blogging.
This is a table runner I made few weeks before Christmas.
I like blues so this snowman with blue accents was a winner.

I backed it with this fun, colorful corduroy.
Very 60's to me but I like the color.
I reversed it after holidays to bring some color to the old blanket chest coffee table.
The blue bubbles fabric on the binding was interesting choice.
What do you think clashing or works?
I choose works.

 Sorry these are crappy phone pictures in the dark.
Happy snow day ya'll.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

One and...

One and done ...
LN  applied to one college for early decision.
It has a 32% acceptance rate.
She has been accepted.
She's a diplomat of Franklin and Marshall College in the fall.
So LN to one and done.
Did the research, visited 4 colleges, 2 she went back for interviews.
Had her requirements and charted their positives and negatives.
She had several close (might as well be family) advisors along with her Mama.
Made her decision and applied.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

So much...

                                                   Nothing exciting here but some nose bleeds.
I had to buy a humidifier for the house.
The air is so dry LN is getting nosebleeds and S and I are always stuffed up.
Nothing exciting about that.
Otherwise just getting ready for the 25th like everyone else.
LN is waiting to hear about Early Decision to Franklin & Marshall College.
They said she would know by the 15th.
That is tomorrow and nada so far.
No snail mail or email as of todays post.
LN is not pleased.
The tension is crazy.
I do not like it.
Her whole life should not hinge on this.
This could ruin holidays or make them great.
That is a helluva seesaw to ride.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

OK, Found em...

All the pictures I thought I lost when my laptop crashed I have found.
Apparently Google has every picture I ever downloaded from my camera.
Even what I have edited and or deleted.
Hmmm... Kinda like Big Brother is watching me.
Lil creepy...
Don't care since they are found.
Now how do I get them back on my computer?
I'm sure she'll know, she knows everything!
Techno related anyhoo, well mostly or she can figure it out.
That's frustrating to me.
I gotta figure it out meself, ya know.
One of my lost ones hahhahaha.
At least I can download to here.
Back later..
When IDK I'm heavy into scholarship mode and college app territory.
Send help please.....

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Will it???

Work that is....
Laptop crashed last week and new phones were week before.
I lost pictures and apps I used for this blog.
Pictures makes me sad I cant get them back but can pull from Instagram and FB for a few.
Blogger app I used doesn't seem to be there anymore so what does anyone use on their
" smart phones" to post ?
Pictures sent to email from phone have changed format also and I cant just download them to my picture file on laptop. I have no idea what is going on. They download as zip files.
I switched to sending each picture from phone separately and then it worked. Sending multiples must be grouping them in zip file.
LN and I spend 6 days in Kentucky at NAILE.
North American International Livestock Exposition
LN knew she was in deep waters showing. She still wanted the experience.

She placed in Leadline and breed classes so she was happy.

She made contacts for futures sheep she would like to purchase .
It was a long week with 2 - 12 road trips book ending the show.
Amidst the chaos while others sat around doing nothing she did homework and college app.

The Expo center had this cool light that reflected the sunset each day but was clear rest of day.

Pretty sunsets each day.

She was able to meet up twice with the boy who drove cross country to take her to prom.
They are both engrossed in conversation and pun wars which they battle at.
He lives 30 min from the expo center so he took her to dinner one night and came back the next day to hang out as well.
They both want to study Environmental Sciences in college.
LN is 5'10" J is 6'3".

During the whole trip leaving on 8th and returning on 14th late LN stressed about her
college application.
She's applying for early admission and it was due the 15th at midnight.
Her part was complete before we left but she was waiting on 2 teachers and 1 counselor recommendation to be entered.
She gave them 3 weeks and all 3 did it on the last two days.
The last one came in on the 15th at noon.
She came home to push enter on her common app and guess what?
Yep internet issues.
The app would not load past a certain part.
It's 4:30pm and she was frantic.
She called her "other Mom" L who works at DOE (Dept of Education).
L has more connections so she worked to get the app to load through a
back door she knew about.

Finally submission was complete.
My baby has applied to college.
She has an excellent backup college but has her heart set on this one so cross all appendages.
It's happening even if I'm not ready.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Expo weekend

Me & LN are home from the Delaware Livestock Expo.
It was a small show but experience counts.

LN & Charm won her showmanship class Saturday.

Sunday (today) she helped some others show their breed sheep while waiting for her breed class. 

This was a bugger of a ewe for her to control.
She fought everything LN did to her.
She won second for the owner who won first with her other ewe standing to the right of LN.

Charm was ready to roll.

She won her class.
All and all a good weekend with friends and family despite LN's expression and posture.

Friday, September 30, 2016


If God only gives me as much as I can handle
I must be the world's strongest woman!
I'll get through but dang it I don't want to deal with life sometimes.
Not in suicidal way just done with stuff being thrown at me.
No need to cheer me up or check on me.
I really am stronger than I sound.
Since that what doesn't kill ya makes ya stronger
I think I'll be invincible soon!

Ima building....

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Not again

Normal left hand ...

Not normal right hand a few hours after being stung by wasp.
It itches and burns and looks like a sausage.
Not allergic but very sensitive.