Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fun Times Three!

Sorry folks, I've been a little bit busy lately. Savannah had triplets two weeks ago today--two bucks and one doe. They are just the cutest things. But, she also developed mastitis in one of her udders. She had it last year and the vet was sure it would be 'cured' once she dried up. Well, two days after kidding, her udder was hard, red, and swollen.

I couldn't bring myself to put her back on antibiotics. She had so much of it last year and it did her no good whatsoever. So. . .I put her on apple cider vinegar (with the mother). Two teaspoons on her grain at each feeding and loaded her water with it. I'm also adding a little bit of vitamin C and dolomite to her feed. She is doing great! The udder (which is ruined from last year) has no milk. But it has shrunk way down, not hot, and it getting softer and softer every day! I am so pleased that this 'cure' truly works.

She is a very heavy milker, even with only one udder, and so far I only give two bottles a day to one of the kids. I'm sure as they keep growing I will have to give them more in the next few weeks.

I'm so glad winter is on it's last leg. I didn't put out any peas, but I'm getting ready to put some onions out in some of my raised beds. And potatoes will go in soon. Are any of you gardening yet?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Happy Holiday!

Yep, today is a holiday~National Chocolate Cake Day!! Any day to celebrate chocolate is my kind of holiday, LOL!

Click here for an easy Chocolate Sundae Cake from Christy Jordon's Southern Plate site.

She uses a cake mix, but this cake could easily be made from scratch.

Enjoy your chocolate!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Winter Fun

What are you doing to keep yourself entertained while stuck indoors? We've had a lot of really cold days, but also some nice, mild days with lots of sunshine. We've a possibility of freezing rain tonight, but then in the 50s tomorrow.

A lot of my entertainment on snowy days is watching our animals. Domino, above, does not really care for the snow. He, along with the other goats, is definitely looking forward to warmer weather! I have several bird feeders on my porch, so sitting at the dining room table with a nice cup of tea is an enjoyable way to watch the activity outside.

I'm also learning to crochet. I'm only a beginner, so I have a long way to go. I've been practicing different stitches and am about ready to start on my first project--when I decide what it will be:).

Everyone stay warm and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Happy Weekend!

Heading out for awhile.. Enjoy your day, head over to the blog at Mr Shabby is setting up the Purchase our Photography page, and the online shop coming soon "So Shabby Living" home/garden items for the home, at rock bottom prices. The blog has recipes, some great reads, featured blogs, sponsors, advertisers, so check it out.. And please follow us there too, if you have not.. Follow is to the left next to the g+ click on follow, add your email address and you get email updates on all new feature post.. So you will not miss a thing.. See you on the blog ~Debbie~
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. I Corinthians 1:18 (KJV)

Have a wonderful weekend!