Monday, May 26, 2014

It's Been Rough

There are times that I just want to throw up my hands and quit. This spring has been one of those times. I'm exhausted and things just continue to go wrong.

A couple of weeks ago, my dear husband stayed late at work in Florida to pick up my new buckling and milker for me. That saved me a very long round trip. Long story short, the buckling ended up with pneumonia and the doe with mastitis.

I had my annual beach vacation planned so I left both of them at Auburn to get treated and ended up having them both put down. I just got home on Saturday and noticed that now my Alpine is coughing a bit. It's nothing bad, but I'm not taking any chances so I started her on antibiotics.

That means at the very least,  I'm down a gallon of milk a day for a couple weeks. I have found another buckling, but I need to make the trip to get him. I still don't know how much my vet bills are going to be.

While I was gone, the rabbits ate the cucumbers, the deer ate my apple trees, and something ate my son's silkie, Cloud.

Top it all off with two family friends dying. That shed light on what is really important in life, but made this month all the harder. Oh, and I had a birthday. Yay.

I'll update y'all when I'm feeling a bit less down.


  1. So sorry to hear of the trials...when it rains it pours as they say...Last spring for us was a lot like what your experiencing...and I know, you do just want to say "I give up"...but hang in there it will turn around for ya....Sorry to hear about your family friends, I can imagine that is very, very hard...

    On a more positive note, happy belated birthday...hang in there, it will get better!

  2. OMGoodness! I'm sooo sorry. It sounds like your having the kind of year I had last year (I didn't post about it, it was to sad). I can say it will get better. I was ready to throw my hands up also.

    Do you have any Mallow growing in your yard? If so pull up as much as you can and give it to your goat. I have always hated this weed, and just recently learned how wonderful, and useful it is.
    I sounds like rabbit and deer for dinner? I sold a goat to a lady one time that said she couldn't grow anything in her yard without the deer getting it. So she got a Rainbird type sprinkler with a motion sensor on it and planted a garden with the sprinkler in the center. She said it worked like a charm.


  3. So sorry for all your losses. I think we all have been there. Things do get better even though it doesn't possible.
    Hope you enjoyed the beach vacation and Happy Birthday!!! I'm turning 40 this year :/ yeah me

  4. Hope you enjoyed the vacation and Happy Birthday!!! So sorry to hear about all the losses. . . prayers for getting better soon.