Evidently I can’t write cohesive posts anymore (as my unfinished drafts seem to indicate) so I’m back to my favored form of blogging
In farm news, we have new poultry much to the amusement and disdain of the USPS.
They came in waves
First the French Guinea keets that were met with coos and smiles
Then the Khaki Campbell ducks that convinced the well-meaning postal workers that they needed water so that I ended up wearing water/duck poo soaked shorts home from picking them up at the post office.
And then the Novogen chickens which brought the ire of the postal worker/armchair animal husbandry expert that felt the need to lecture me on the cruelties of sending chickens via post. Whatevs lady… I don’t recall asking for your input.
All the new acquisitions are doing very well and are growing by leaps and bounds.
It’s been a while since we’ve had ducklings and we all managed to forget how excessively messy they are.
They are super cute tho…. so that helps
In other news… It’s been too hot to do much with the horses.
The heat has been brutal!!!
So it was probably a good thing that I decided to go ahead and have the lipomas on my forehead removed.
Surgery was a beast.
Post op was a solitary nightmare.
I don’t even wish to relive it to blog about
in a nutshell…
facial surgery is painful (all them nerves gotta be feeling things!)
I reacted poorly to the anesthesia (hello panic attacks and hot flashes for 2 weeks!)
my family and friends UTTERLY ABANDONED ME for the duration (Love you guys soooo much!)
but on the plus side… tumors were lipomas (non cancerous) and I’m rocking some pretty bad ass scars… on my face. GRRR!
I’m in the process of opening an Etsy shop… maybe.
I’ve been making lots of jewelry and happily people are responding very positively to what I’ve made.
I’m thinking of making a whole separate blog for that as I don’t necessarily want that traffic over here.
The boys are still avid cyclists.
J and B are planning several rides this fall… mini “tours” so to speak
Aside… Froome won the Tour de France so there is happiness in my house
He is B’s favorite cyclist
Along with Peter Sagan who is becoming X’s new favorite as X is becoming interested in cycling as well… particularly sprinting.
I think that X has always liked the cycling thing he just didn’t think his build was conducive to it, until I pointed out that Sagan is built like a tank (compared to Froome) and he’s a very accomplished sprinter.
I am coming to a place of peace with cycling.
We will see how this tentative peace holds once the weather turns and we are all vying for ride time.
I am feeling optimistic
School is in session for us and has been since the week after the Fourth of July
With the exceptionally unrelenting heat we’ve been having I felt that it was in the best interest of all parties to just go ahead and start now so that we could enjoy a few Fall breaks instead.
It’s going well.
X and I are avidly reading right now.
He’s reading Harry Potter (his first time through the series)
I’m reading Allegiant by Veronica Roth.
I thought the first two in the series were pretty good, but half way through this one and I’m starting to lose my immersion in the story. At this point I just want whatever is going to happen to just happen already.
I hate when a novel turns that way for me.
J bought me a copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child which I will be delving into once I’m finished with Tris and Four.
I almost forgot about Luna!
We have a new dog!
She’s a Lab/Staffie/Bully mix (I hate using the word Pit)
She’s adorkable (typo intended)
She loves me and is a big 40lb teddy bear already and will probably get even bigger!
She’s about 4 months old now and is all-elbows and knees and goofy gawkiness.
I love her immensely and Joop tolerates his “little sister” better than he would like me to believe.
The gardens are doing well
We desperately need to put up more pickles as B has eaten all of ours.
All of them
As in there are no more
We are getting really creative with zucchini and squash
We have a deer problem this year which is annoying.
X and B have been huge helps to M.
X has done much of the plowing and B is a pro at picking both vegetables and bugs!
I’m certain that I’m leaving something out but for now that’s it… hopefully there will be a new proper update (sans bullet post) soon!