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because I am so tired I can't keep things straight. :grin: Hope this is readable...

Goats: We're up to 4 pounds per day per goat. That's 1/2 gallon per day per goat...which means we are getting a FULL gallon of milk PER DAY. :deep breath: We need another fridge - STAT! :lol:

Calvin is adjusting - but not happily. He'd much prefer to be a house goat, thankyouverymuch! He's losing his voice finally - I'm sure the neighbors appreciate that. :snicker:

Dogs: As you know, we have a Blue Heeler. I don't know if any of y'all have seen a working dog - especially a Herding dog - in action before; they get this "look" in the eyes. They focus on the object of their job - usually, a herd of cows, a flock of sheep, or a herd of goats - and you can SEE them thinking "OK. I need to move them from A to D, in the most efficient way possible. If I take trajectory z, at a velocity of x, windspeed is.....call it y, and push them 45* SE at a rate of.....w mph, that'll work....yeah..." and then they DO it. (No, seriously - watch a herding dog sometime. It's amazing!)

Well, last night Sweet Geek was at his aunt's. As my usual on these nights, I slept with my bedroom door open. The dogs all trooped in - no biggie; Zoey made like a rug next to my side of the bed, Bailey did his best Polar-Bearskin Rug impersonation, and Snips checked out the bathroom for rogue goats. I climbed into the bed, and noticed her in the bathroom doorway, with THAT LOOK...."NO." I said. "Don't even-" :thump: She had vaulted OVER Zoey, and calculated her trajectory and force so perfectly that she landed in between me and the edge of the bed, with only her *head* touching me. :sigh: She wiggled her way down to my feet, where she sighed happily as she made for sleeping. "You know your daddy won't be happy about this!" :pointed ignored me: "You KNOW he'd make you get Down!" :happy sigh as she got the comforter Just So under her nose: :Dammit: "Well...I'd rather you be HERE where I can "watch" you instead of rampaging thru the house destroying stuff! But DON'T GET USED TO IT!!" :right:

She stayed there until 11:30, when Bailey decided he needed to go outside to tell Calvin to SHUT! UP! :snicker:

Religion: I am still having problems with the Rapture as the church teaches it. Yah can do Anything, so I'm not saying He WON'T whisk Believers outta here, but.......that we are at Seal 6 I do not doubt. That things are about to go majorly South, I also do not doubt. My problem is.....why, if we are going to be supernaturally taken to safety (whether that be in Heaven, or in the Mountains - it doesn't matter WHERE, to me, honestly, just that we will be kept safe) was I (and others, too - it's not just me, here) told to prep? I mean....I'm not so concerned about the pantry; I'm thinking specifically about the critters. If we're going to be whisked away, why do I need chickens? (And yes, I was *told* to get the critters. It was almost an obsession, it was such a strong feeling. The goats was a little less strong - I think because Sweet Geek was already on board with them. I had decided to get 1...he wanted more. :grin:)

That's what's been bothering me lately - especially now that we have babies on the ground. I know Yah is concerned with *everything* He created (He knows when a sparrow falls, remember?), so...I don't know. I am trying not to worry over it - He's in control, after all - but....:sigh:

I haven't been able to buy seeds yet, so I'm not sure what's up with *that*, either. I need to get a kid-holding box (for dehorning and tattooing), and that seems to be OK.....ditto on the tattoo kit....but seeds? :sigh: If Yellowstone blows, we'll be under ash, so maybe that's why.....

Work: Mrs boss is back from the funeral, and still pretty upset. She freaked out this morning - Payroll wasn't done yesterday, and Oh My Gosh she was SO SORRY and and and....coworker told her a) Payroll isn't due until Today, so no biggie, and b) she and I had discussed it and both agreed if we got paid late this go-round, it was OK. We understood the circumstances. So....that calmed her down enough to get coworker to be her personal taxi today. :snicker: (Daughter #1 flew in from CA, and has to fly back today...so coworker gets to fetch and carry. It's a job!)

Kids: Himself is still a champion milker. We all have a friendly rivalry going - which goat will give more milk this milking?. It's been going back and forth - the difference is usualy only an ounce or 2, but it keeps things fun - AND it makes sure we are emptying out the udders.

Well, last night Himself was milking Mocha. We'll ignore the fact she got her foot in the pail (Calvin got a full quart of fresh milk out of it, so...:shrug:) - I managed to get 2 pounds, 1 ounce from Annie. He got 2 pounds even. So, this morning? It was Game On. :lol:

He "beat" me by *2* ounces. :snicker: Annie and I have vowed revenge, though - we're gonna go for 2 pounds, 3 oz tonight. :lol:

Herself is still feeding the horses. She won't help with the goats at all - not sure what's up with that, but she's going to have to start. LaDue will be on the stand soon.....and we've still got 2 more to pop. :sigh: It's gonna take 3 of us to milk them all out in a timely manner.

Weigh-in Wednesday: Can go jump off a cliff. I've somehow GAINED 5 pounds. I have no clue how - I've been watching what I eat, I haven't been eating *much*, no snacking - I've been too tired! :sigh: I'm hoping this week (Matza) will help - I can't do anything BUT low-carb, since no leavened items are allowed. :lol: (Thanks, Lord, for helping kick-start diets!)

Need to get to work.....:sigh:
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Date:March 31st, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
You've answered your own question: Yah can do Anything

He'll take care of his own -- all of them.
Date:April 1st, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)

The Rapture

I've been thinking about this, as well. And here's what I've got:
When Noah was taken out of destruction, what did he take with him? Critters. When Israel left Egypt, what did they say to Pharoah when he suggested they leave their critters and just go 'worship' in the desert? No way, Jose, our critters come, too. In fact, doesn't it say they had to leave their belongings behind (take just the cloaks on their backs)... but they DID have their critters?

So now I'm wondering. I've been wondering a LOT about this place Yahweh prepared for 'the woman' in the 'wilderness'. Perhaps He's planning to move not just us, but the critters, which will sustain us there. Maybe that's why He's prompting us to GET and BREED critters.

In a fun aside, I went to tend my critters Tuesday before dance, and *somehow* the gate between the boy pen and the girl pen had come open, and the boy goats and girl goats were together. I have no idea how long they were like that, but I'd had NO intention of breeding more than just Rose... and now it's possible the Lord intended us to breed a LOT more critters than we wanted to, and He *handled* it for us. Again, I'm wondering...

~ aNNa
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Date:April 1st, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)

Re: The Rapture

You know, *that* makes a lot of sense to me (and not just because it neatly answers my Why? :lol:

And..it also (sorta) helps explain all the girls we've gotten this year. Our breeder says that...it's not really normal to have the ratio we've gotten so far. So.......add that to the wondering column.
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