Friday, December 31, 2010

Good Bye 2010-----and Good Riddance

No bragging and happy rememberences of 2010.    As far as I am concerned...........the whole year sucked!

We lost Jake's dad, our young collie, four cows and their calves, one of our inside kitties and will have to sell all the heifer calves that were born alive.    I wasn't able to breed any sheep because of Jake's illness.

Jake was sick for nine weeks and is still recovering.

What was good about it?    Jake's total shoulder replacement is making excellent progress.  We have a new Cardigan Welsh Corgi who is a real joy.    I have been healthy.   I had a great time at my high school reunion.   Our crops were successful even though it took some wonderful friends to get the corn all harvested.   I got an extension on my dog yard for Mothers' Day.   I bought a beautiful polled ram .....even though I wasn't able to use him.   The corn we grew is heating our house.

Looking back on it, it is difficult to remember the good things that happened, but maybe time will take care of that.     We are looking forward to a much better 2011 and wish everyone who reads this has the same.

Happy New Year!!!


Sharrie, Jake, Scooter, Zippy, Little Beaver, Toonces, Pansy, and Junior    ----- in the house

Fat Mom, Puff, Junie, Spotty, Itschi, Gray, Goldy, Schnuffels, Shaggy, and Booty - outside cats

About 40 cows, calves, steers, and a bull, and 11 ewes and 6 rams

All total =  High Ridge Farm

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Climb Every Mountain

Little Beaver is Mr. Adventure.   I knew that he would climb the mountain in the back yard, but I wanted a picture of him on top.    It is easier said than done.    He needed some incentive, so I thought throwing a toy up there would induce him up to the top.   It was not to be. 

He needed me to convince him that getting to the top was a worthy goal.   With me there, Zippy was the first one to make it up followed by LB who made it to the tip top.    You can't really get an idea of how tall the snow pile is from this view.   It must be close to seven feet at the top.   Jake had to take the Bobcat in there to create a path for the boys to run on.   They were very thankful because it was much to deep for Cardi legs before the Bobcat came.   Now they have a figure eight path to chase on, and all three of them are enjoying it.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Home again, home again, jiggity jig

                     Little Beaver on bunk bed with the doggy bed that Grandma Helen gave him.

 Junior is real happy that the bucket to fill the humidifier is in the house now.

We got home again last night about 10:45.    We had to talk our way out after they changed their minds about discharging Jake.    This morning we went to the clinic for dressing change, but now we are settled in again.   I have enough work for weeks, but I will get it done whenever I get it done.   Jake is out of the fancy sling and will start physical therapy on the shoulder on Thursday.    He is really happy to have the  use of his left arm again.    There is no pain there, and he was given the green light to start it working again.

His Cardigan WC's are back to their nursing chores.    They especially are good at helping him nap and sleep at night and making him smile.    Such hard workers!

Thanks for all  your well wishes.   His continued good health will be all that I need for Christmas this year.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Setback # 2

Jake has been back at Mayo, St. Mary's, since last Thursday night.   He even got an ambulance ride up here.  There are still no definite answers about what caused his problems.    He might get to go home on Tuesday.    2010 has not been a good year for us.

Note to Peti:    Now you know why I wasn't there to answer your phone call.........if you called.