God displayed in His mighty creation

God displayed in His mighty creation
double rainbow at my house spring 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Quick update for those of you following this crazy blog. The predicted snow fall for this next storm is 10-18 inches.

I was able with the help of my Aunt to get plenty of hay into the barn to last me a little while.

They also said another storm is possible next week! And just when we were all seeing ground again :( what a teaser, not nice!!!

There is still plenty of snow on the ground from the early February storms but some areas had melted due to the warmer temps

Friday, February 19, 2010

NJ and I don't always agree but as I crossed the boarder after my couple days away I was overcome with an emotion and realized, doesn't matter if I don't always like NJ, it is HOME. I smiled and my heart swelled with pride. Weird how the word 'home' can do that. I am so blessed. So this is for you New Jersey for our love hate relationship.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Its been smooth saling for the past couple hours. Now I am crawling through N.Y. City headed to the George Washington Bridge. NJ here I come.

The fun is ending

The mini vaca must come to a close. I leave in a couple hours for home, work and a meeting at my salon job.  Back to reality in a flash :(

oh well I enjoyed my little bit of heaven and now I am refreshed and that will make life so much better.

Thanking the Good Lord above for giving me this opportunity.

We had a crazy day yesterday with taking Spice to the vet, Charity kidding, being locked out of the house, getting my truck stuck in the snow and having AAA pull me out, going over another breeders house to check on her expectant doe and home again just in time to fall into bed and sleep.  Yup it was a full fun day.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Purple anyone?

First I had to highlight her hair

Then we put in the purple dye

final result (haircut tomorrow)

Better pictures after the haircut :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Baby goats - celebration of life

These cuties just made my day as we relaxed after a long night with Spice (see below)

Phoenix Rising unamed buckling

Phoenix Rising Pink

Phoenix Rising unnamed doeling 

Two with their human mama

Long exhausting night

But it was worth it.

Spice kidded a beautiful buckling just after midnight this morning actually.

if the video is hard to see:

Spice is being an awesome mom and the little boy is so tiny its just so adorable to watch.

Many congrats to Ashley and Spice and Cruiser the daddy :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Friends goats

First day in MA and we did it all with goats :)


Arrived in MA for a mini vacation at a friends house.

We have a full schedule ahead mostly involving goats :D  which of course makes me very happy.

Will try to keep this updated of our daily exploits.  :)  And of course pictures hehe ;)

The drive up here was uneventful.  I made up in like 4 hours and 15 min :P  Hardly any traffic in NYC which was amazing, but thats because it was a Sunday night I am sure.

Here's to good times, rest and relaxation in the days ahead.  Good night

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Soon I will stop

Soon I will stop posting snow pictures......or maybe God has other plans.  But either way here are a few more from the aftermath of our latest storms.

These are from Feb 11th

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Oh fun we just lost power! We have been lucky. Many have been without power for days. Sister's power came back on after 3 1/2 hours. Here's hoping its the same for us, or less :). House is currently toasty so we will survive the night for sure.

The goat barn life during snow

Its all about the food 

More Snow!

Ok so I got the comments working - its slow going for the older posts so sorry if you read back a couple months to years and realize you can comment, I might get around to it eventually.


Anyway back to snow..... the story of my life currently.

Its like a white out right now.

I was told...

... I need to post more now that I got the comment section working :P  haha

well at least I think I have it working.  Fingers, toes, hooves etc have them all crossed I need all the help I can get when it comes to technology

Testing a second time

Trying something new with the comment feature.

The anger that comes with not being able to make something work

OH how frustrating! I Cant get the comment link to be visible.  Nothing I do works.  This is so irritating.  I want to know what people think.  *pouts*

First wave

Well the first wave hit and during the lull we went out to shovel. THis snow was much harder to shovel due to teh wet nature of it. It was raining and then sleeting while we shoved which was not fun at all.

Found out my boots are only good in snow and not in water :( bummers. But hey at least they only gave out just before we went inside. Now they are drying over the heating vent along with gloves hats etc. Maybe thats why the house feels so cold BRRR. Mom says I just need to get moving again. Maybe so.

Ok here are some pictures of us attacking the driveway.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lots of new posts

Hey I'm stuck at home so thats why you are all blessed with updates from me. ;)

as I type we have at least 3 more inches of snow. Thank goodness Saturdays snow already melted some and compacted down so it wasn't the full 20 something inches.

The forcast is for 12-18 inches in my area. Blah

Look for more updates tomorrow as the snow continues to fall into Wednesday night
Well its starting. The craziness continues as the first snow flakes are falling to begin the third large snowfall of this winter. This one is just days on the heals of the last one. So far its more then flurries but can't call it actually snowing.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Looking back

Day off -- what to do? Sort through memories.

See I was given the pleasure of being homeschooled for 12 years. For some of those years my mother had us put together what was dubbed "lap packs" (dont ask me why :P ) where we compiled that months work into a cool collage of flaps and such.

I realized just how into it I got as I went back through this material. I can't believe the detailed some of my projects were. Some of the lap packs were intricately put together as well.

I am still SIGNIFICANTLY grateful for the invention of the computer and SPELL CHECK! I have already used it more then 5 times in the past 5 sentences *blushes* yah mom tried really hard but it never sunk in. I did spelling till I graduated highschool and looking through my tests I needed it! Sad I know

Another cool thing is my writing projects. Thats basically all I am saving out of all this stuff. I loved to write (despite my spelling issues) and still do. Some of the things I wrote about are funny, some serious, some just school motivated (reports on places like Germany would not be on my list of fun things to do). I saw a writing project labeled September 11, 2001 and I haven't had the heart to read it just yet. It was written when the whole tragedy was still fresh in my heart and I know it will carry emotion and something such a tender heart should never had to witness.

Maybe I will retype some of them up and post them here -- who knows.

Organized Chaos

Its highly annoying when I am to wide awake to go to sleep yet to tired to do anything?

So I sit and make lists in my head of things to do including what I should post here on my blog - how ironic is that.

Hows everyone's taxes coming along? I was so anxious to get mine started and then my hard drive went on me so I had to wait to get it replaced. And now that its fixed I havent had the time to start. Looks like thats on tomorrows order of business. Im going to try to stay as organized as I can with it, I'm usually pretty good but you know how it gets when you are busy and not really making the effort.

Keeping things organized and tidy is something I enjoy but have a hard time doing with my small room. Its not that I am ungrateful its just hard to have one space be 4 things. Office, bedroom, doggrooming, hair dressing. Ever try to mesh that many things in one room and keep it organized? its like organized chaos. :(

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Blizzard of 2010

So yup it was a blizzard!

crazy huh? Somewhere around 24-28 inches but whos counting once it pasts 10!

Friday, February 5, 2010

TERRIBLE about updating

WOW its been ages since I updated this.

Well for the goat end of my life we are gearing up for kidding season as breeding is all done at least I hope the last doe took *fingers crossed*

This year I have 4 does due within a couple week span around Easter weekend AHHH and then one due the end of June (silly doe decided she didnt like bucks till just the other day).

Right now our area is bracing for the next large storm of the winter. We had a huge storm back in December (record breaking for that time of year) with 24 inches of snow. This next storm is suppose to be close to that with 12-24 inches predicted.

I hope to go back to the normal commentaries of my life here with goats -- stay tuned.