Sunday, 26 March 2017

WOW What A Weekend

Were do I start
Saturday I had a group of ladies from the sewing group coming over for the day
We spent it in the cabin chatting going through books fabric and stuff, it was a brilliant day.
Sunday we had a lovely family visiting our ranch.
Louise John and boys fellow blogger
a really delightful family, the boys were a real credit to Louise and John, well mannered, nicely spoken, inquisitive, talkative, funny and not a mobile phone or I pad in sight.
Louise brought along a lovely home made Lemon Drizzle cake I should have taken a photo before we started eating it

 
 John made us a lovely gift, a boot puller
 It can be hung on the wall,
 Martin has already put it to use a few times
I made some wild garlic soup and Turkish flat breads for lunch, which we had with some of the ham I made the other week and dips. Over lunch we had a great conversation with the boys about were our meat is from and why we raise our own.
 they were very keen to meet the Alpacas, I was really hoping the goats might have kidded in time for this visit, unfortunately not,

 We all brought some branches back for the goats, Connie and Helen got tucked in but Thelma was not interested and stayed away from the others, light bulb moment a good sign she was in early labour, after Louise and family left I set to giving a clean out of goat house in readiness for impending kids, A nice thick bed of straw for the ladies.
 Connie came to investigate that gave me a chance to check her over, looks like kidding is imminent with her to, her pelvic tail muscles (cant remember what they are called) have gone mushy and she had the start of a discharge, Thelma still just wanted to be on her own in the field, not eating, very restless, her udder is full and firm, I really didn't like the idea of her kidding during the night in the field, it looks like another cold frosty night.
The new goat house isn't all finished yet one bay still to concrete, so we improvised this evening and set up a kidding pen in the finished end, Thelma is now set up in there.
 She seemed more than happy, I will sleep better now knowing she is under cover. I will pop over and check her before going to bed, fingers crossed kids by morning.
Back to Saturday again, Martin was busy with concrete and I was playing hostess to the sewing group, Martin brought home two big bones to entertain Tess 
 And Sol
  They had a great time with there bones and they were kept entertained most of the day.
signing off now going to check on goats 😀

18 comments:

  1. Exciting time, new kids soon, sounds as if you had a great weekend

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  2. Sounds a good weekend! And the food sounded amazing as well! Good luck with the kidding!

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    1. Every was good except no kids arrived

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  3. What a lovely weekend - and such wonderful sunshine yesterday too, to accompany your visitors. It sounds like everyone had a wonderful time. I hope the goats had their kids with no complications. A lovely set up for them to give birth.

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    1. Those mamams dont appreciate how good the maternity suite is still no babies

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  4. Exciting times...hope all goes well with the births. x

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  5. We had a really lovely time Dawn, thank you. Soup was yum and the flatbread delish. I can't wait to pop over next month to see the kids and how things are coming on at The Ranch.

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    1. There will be so many new additions for your next visit

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  6. Sounds like a fabulous weekend.
    Looking forward to hearing news of the baby goats-x-

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    1. I am looking forward to them arriving too

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  7. A lovely weekend. Looking forward to seeing photos of the sewing groups projects. Jx

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    1. I will update my craft blog with the sewing projects

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  8. Hi Dawn :) I love the boot puller! How exciting to be in kidding season, I can't wait to see pictures of the little ones! I'm envious of all you people with critters!! I love our pets, but my dream is a homestead with some farm animals...I know I'll get there, but reading all the blogs during kidding season is making me excited too! :)

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    1. it wasnt so long ago I thought we would never get here

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  9. How exciting - I hope all goes well!

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