June 14th, 2009

EOI: M'lady

:whew:

The party went well - although some who had said they'd be there decided at the last minute to not show. :sigh: WHY does *anyone* do that to a CHILD? They even told her TO HER FACE they would be here...thank goodness she's a Aspie; it didn't hurt her like it would a "normal" person. She just said "Oh. Well, more cake for ME!" and meant it. :grin:

She got some cool stuffs - lots of origami books and papers, some shirts, an embroidery set (from me....I'm kinda tired of the paper crafts littering the floor...she's not, though) and some cool gems and fossils. One of which (gem, I mean) was a "Treasure Pearl" - you get a mussel-in-a-can that you open and see what color pearl is in it. You also get a silver chain and "cage" locket to put said pearl in. She had a BALL with that...and hasn't taken the necklace off yet. :grin:

Lunch was good - brisket with mashed 'taters, mac'n'cheese, and green bean casserole. And fresh bread. And chocolate cake.

After prezzies, we hit the pool - even with sunscreen I got slightly burned, but it was worth it - she (and Himself) had a Blast. As did the non-swimmers. :lol:

Today we are looking at goats again - Sweet Geek wants to get 2 Cashmere and 4 Nubians. Not sure if my friend will sell us both; the Cashmeres, yes, the Nubians...maybe 2. We'll see.

Must go shower so we can get the day started.
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We are with Goat...

well, we have a verbal contract on 6 goats - 3 pure Cashmere, 1 Cashmere X Nubian, and 2 pure Nubians. The 4 Cashmeres we'll be able to bring home after they're bred in September; the 2 Nubians will stay where they are until they freshen (kid/drop/give birth). Since my friend is in the gov't scrapie program, they can't bring any does onto the property.....and since they have a small Nubian herd, they want to keep these until they kid, and keep the (hopefully doe) kids. Works for us - we don't WANT the kids, just the milk.

Which means, of course, that we need to get cracking on the barn. (NO work was done on it this weekend, for obvious reasons.) We did acquire a framing nail gun today, which will make that part of the construction go faster...but we still need to get it done.

The kids were excited to "meet" our goats. They discovered how fun it is to feed them trees. :lol: Both got jumped upon, and survived just fine. (Sweet Geek became a ladder at one point, since the best tasting leaf was Just.Too.High for her to reach. :lol:) We were there almost 3 hours - and the kids LOVED it. Which is good, since *they* will have to help with the care/milking.
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