09 November, 2011

In some games there are only losers!!

 Deer: 0 (Dead kind of makes it an automatic loser!)
Bill's Car:  -10 (Probably totaled!)

Bill was on his way to work this morning and hit a deer on 422W.  So he called me at 5:40AM to come get him.  This first picture is of his car when I got there, it is already hooked up to the tow truck.
 Here is the deer in the back seat!!  He actually hit it so hard that it messed up the front end, deployed the air bags, and then flew up in the air, went through the back window and landed on the back seat!!
 It looks worse in the daylight!!
 There is not even a smudge on the roof from the deer!  She really did fly up and come right down through the window!
 View from the broken back window looking in.
 It even cracked the front windshield...you can kind of see the cracks on the right hand side above the air bag thing.
 Clearly the car and the deer were losers in this cruel game!!
I guess car shopping is on the agenda for this week!  Sigh...........

30 July, 2011

Another set of TWINS!! Amber's Goatie Babies!

Amber had her babies yesterday evening!  A boy and a girl!  They are doing very good!  They are both nursing and Amber is doing great too!  These are purebred Nubians.  

This is the little buckling!

 Here is the doeling!  She has more white on her face.
 They are both very strong and active!

It is with great sadness that I must say that one of Lily's bucklings passed away earlier this week.  The other bucklings is doing great and Lily is doing much better!

17 July, 2011

My first Goatie Babies!!!

This morning the kids went out to feed and water and found TWO GOATIE BABIES!!!I  This is Lily's first kidding and she had TWINS! (With proud papa Cloud!)  Lily was not due for another 10 days so they are premature.  We are bottle feeding them now and they are doing really good.  They are still very wobbly though.  We have two little bucklings!  They are so adorable and soft!  Lily seems to be in good spirits but she did not want much to do with them once we found them.  They were clean and dry when we found them this morning so we are assuming she did take care of them and clean them all off.  But now they are in the house and the kids are just loving it!

The pictures with them on the hay are when we first found them and they were still out in the goat house.

The colostrum from Lily was so think that they had a hard time swallowing it.  So once we watered it down some they have been able to eat about 2 oz every two hours.  They are both taking to the bottle very nicely.

Oh!  These long ears are just so stinking cute!!!

11 July, 2011

Customer Spotlight!

I have been chosen as the MyPatriotSupply Customer Spotlight featured family!  I got to do a little write up about my family's journey to become more self sufficient!!  Check it out!
Customer Spotlight!

08 July, 2011

23 June, 2011

Recommended Reading!

Hunger Games!

Grade 7 Up -In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives. Collins's characters are completely realistic and sympathetic as they form alliances and friendships in the face of overwhelming odds; the plot is tense, dramatic, and engrossing. This book will definitely resonate with the generation raised on reality shows like 'Survivor' and 'American Gladiator.' Book one of a planned trilogy.(Jane Henriksen Baird, Anchorage Public Library, AK)

Book 2: Catching Fire

Book 3: Mocking Jay

Click on the links and order them now!

22 June, 2011

Deer Farm!

Last week was VBS and a friend from church had a baby also so she asked me to bring her other kiddos home a couple days so she could enjoy some extra quiet time with her new baby.  When I dropped her kiddos off we got to see their deer and all of their other animals!
 Here is one of the baby fawns that my 6 yo DD got to bottle feed!  CUTE!
 Baby girl was playing peek-a-boo with it around this wooden box!
 DD bottle feeding the fawns!

 Their horses!

 Their fryer chickens!
 This little menace to society....   I got to bottle feed him while we were there and as soon as his bottle was gone he head butted right between the legs!!!  If I was a guy I would have been laying on the ground unable to breathe or see..I am telling you he got me good!  I had calf snot from my knees to my crouch and my pants were wet!  I was laughing so hard I nearly peed my pants!  LOL!  It really was funny!  He kept trying to head butt me to get his bottle, even though it was empty.  So I had to get out of his area quick so he could not do it again!
 A few of the Does are so tame that they will come right up to you and let you pet them and feed them right out of your hands!  The kids especially loved that!  My oldest was itching to line one up in the site of his gun though!