Showing posts from March, 2010


Well, with the weather starting to change warmer, it is the signaling of garden time. I've actually been doing some things already. Mixing various poops and dirt to make what I call "black gold", getting bamboo to make trellis' out of, starting seed on the shelf in the house and reading lots online and offline.
      The other day we went out and got the broccoli and cabbage starters that I bought at the feed store into the ground (yes, my broc & cabbage seedlings did not do so well in the house).

The next day, we went out and got some pea seeds in the ground. I used the end of an old bed frame for one trellis and then I made a teepee trellis out of bamboo. The only problem with the teepee trellis is that I just discovered that I planted pea seeds that are bush peas and not a climbing pea variety!! I can move my teepee and plant some other kind next to each pole.

We've also managed to get onion sets (red, white and yellow ones) in the ground. Plus, the gar…

Dog Play

With the introduction of Molly, my son's new English Shepherd puppy, the big dogs have had something new to play with. The big dogs are my daughters bullmastiffs. Here are a few pics of the 3 of them playing around:

Horses, Horses, Horses!

Here are quite a few pics of some of the horse training that goes on around here at the ranch:

Time Flies By & Traumatic Kidding

I can't believe it has been a few weeks since my last post. So many things have gone on. One of the biggest events in the past few weeks was the goat kidding that happened last night. Here are some excerpts from a few email about it. The first is the initial email when my daughter was asking for help with this situation.

"On Mar 6, 2010, at 9:05 PM, Good Goats wrote:

> If anyone wants to give me a call, my number is 918-598-4004. . . I
> could use some help!!
> I have a FF Boer doe that is in labor. She having hardly
> contractions. I felt in her and her cervix is only dialated enough
> for 2 of my fingers to fit in. I can feel a hoof in there but there
> is no way it is going to come out with her cervix that small.
> Any help would be great. Thanks!
> ~ Suriyah"
Here are a few emails by her and myself after the event:
"Well, in the 6 years that we have been doing goats (& lots of 
kiddings), that was the worst and most traumatic kidding…