Monday, January 2, 2012

Around The Homestead

Around the home things are settled down for the night. William is in Lexington, NC helping his son in law so Rusty, Whiskers, and I have the house to ourselves. TV is on and Whiskers seems to be watching somewhat. Rusty has started this bad habit of barking to go outside only to bark to come back in right away. Then barks again to go back out, repeat, repeat, repeat. When I am not opening and closing the door I am enjoying the fire in the woodstove and a second cup of hot chocolate. My nighttime cold medicine is kicking in so I see an early night for me. Winter nights are so peaceful and enjoyable.

Around the barn it was a busy, crazy day. Either hunting or target practice was going on in the woods on the other side of the swamp. Bella and Tinker were going crazy. Tinker tore open the pig gate and tried to go through their pen and out the other side. She only succeeded in getting tangled up. Got her and the gate fixed to find Bella had torn thru the main gate to the goat pen and got tangled up. Freed her up and boarded up the hole she made in the gate. Tinker and Bella are now on runners and not happy but they freak out at gunshots. New Years night was bad enough but today has them stressed out. I finished giving the animals warm fresh bedding. Got the neighbor boys to help me set the rabbit cages that fell over.  Rabbits seemed to not be upset over it and went right back to eating when we got the heavy stand back up. Have wood brought in for the few days of cold weather. I am so looking forward to having a fire going all day and night. Had to spend some time with Andy the goat as he was trying to ram Petro's pen and torment him. Also spent some time with Gypsy. She is all puppy though she is 11 months old. She wants to run, jump, lick, bite, chase, and never tires. Having 4 huge dogs sure takes a lot of energy out of me. But at the end of the day. Bella and Tinker are settled down. Hillary is being Hillary and sleeping through everything. Gypsy is finally sleeping along with the goats all snuggled down in their beds, bunnies snoozing in their nests, chickens and turkey are dozing on their roosts and all is sleeping in heavenly peace around the homestead.
This is my granddaughter Julie taken at Christmas. She has grown into such a sweet young lady. I am so blessed to have her as a granddaughter.


TexWisGirl said...

(your granddaughter is a sweet beauty!)

sounds like you have your hands full there. we've had a lot of gunfire around here as well. guess folks got new firearms for Christmas and are practicing a lot before they have to go back to work this week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Peggy, Hope you feel better soon. Maybe you can rest well tonight. It certainly turned cold and windy today.

Your granddaughter is beautiful. Thanks for sharing her pic with us.

Happy New Year dear friend.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Peggy, Snowing here tonight --and schools are closed tomorrow. Temps are supposed to go down into the low teens tonight... Winter is HERE...

Stay warm --cause the cold is coming to you!!!!!


Mike said...

I'm glad you're getting some cold weather. It's only because you're sick that I'm allowing it. Ha!
I could stand it better if it wasn't for the wind. Today, 15 mph winds? Not Brrr but rather, Grrr! Oh well, it'll warm back up, eventually. Then, we can complain about the heat. ;)
Was Gypsy added for the additional goats?

Carolyn Renee said...

Fence fun with farm animals! Well, maybe not "fun".

Glad you're enjoying the cold weather by the fire. And what a beautiful young lady!

Rain said...

Oh Peggy you are going to have to keep putting lots of wood on the fire-what with opening and closing the door for in and out pups! Beautiful granddaughter-such joy they bring!! Have a wonderful week!~~Rain

Marigold said...

Hope you are feeling better. Stay warm! I'll send you some rain if you'll send me some snow! :) Your grandaughter is beautiful, by the way.

PEA said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, dear Sis! Christmas has finally been put away and I now have more time to concentrate on my blogging. I'm looking forward to some quiet days ahead:-)

I just read your most recent posts and I'm so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful Christmas with your family up in the mountains:-)

Poor you, with the chest cold, I do hope you can get rid of it soon. So many people around here have colds or flu but touch wood I've managed to stay away from it even though I've been around so many people over the holidays.

Sounds like you've continued being busy on the farm, the animals sure keep you on your toes! lol

Julie is beautiful and it's no wonder she's such a sweet young lady, look who she has as her grandma:-)

Looking forward to another year of your delightful ya sis. xoxo

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