Monday, July 10, 2006
Who's that goat in the mirror
ignore "yard sandaled" feet....
I spent the weekend cleaning out the basement rooms/garage for our upcoming yardsale. Of course Miss Cleo had to come in & noise around for the hay stash but become distracted by the mirror on the way. She was so funny sniffing and making little noises. She would try to look behind the mirror for that goat in there, but became cross with it when she was unable to find it and decided she wanted to play like this.........................................
Of course being that the shown mirror is glass and heading for the sale, I brought out a cheap plexi non glass mirror she could butt heads with (not shown) .
Buddy was not to be left out for the sale preperation either. He was rather stinky again, but has been so loving I had to bath him so I could give him the attention he craved. He would rub his head on my legs and place his head under my hands- how could I not love on him. So a bath was in order using a citrus scented dog flea/tick shampoo in hopes the scent would stay on him for awhile.
I use a dog "scrubber mitt" on him which he loves. It is a flexible plastic with little nodules all over it on both sides. One side has little ones closer together where the oppposite is larger nodules and spaced apart. He did smell great afterwards and his coat shined so nice. Cleopatra was given a bath also as to not have her scent rub off onto him while they play.
Buddy has a deep hatred for baths. It is not the scrubbing or massaging. It is the water hose that sets him to fierce circling around my legs while I hold his collar. Now I have always given him baths which he took like a champ. But their lapse during winter must have taken away his acceptance of the routine. I do not wash the animals in winter. I feel it is not worth them possibly getting sick or chilled to keep them smelling fresh. I give them fresh clean bedding and a good brush down often throughout the season. Aww, but that first spring bath is such joy to me. I love to see how shiny they get and the zap of energy the kids get afterwards. Cleopatra (& buddy when he was a kid) runs up the hill kicking and throwing herself around much to the delight of any onlookers (i.e neighbors and children-myself included).
The garden is looking o.k. Nothing to brag about. Some tomato plants are huge where others look rather small despite their description as indeterminate huge tall plants. I think I may go pick up a truckload of horse manure to break down for next year. I have no idea how to rake up the goat berries from the pen or yard. I do not have them on any solid floor-it's all dirt and grass. Maybe I will pen buddy up over a board for the night just so I have fertilizer. I rake their pen but cannot bring myself to pick through the debris for the little pellets of theirs.
we are down to just one rabbit running loose (again). Ghandhi is the floppy eared giant wandering in all the yards now. Daisy is safe and secure in her new home by the house. I put a dog kennel up for her run so she cannot dig through and out. I just hope ghandhi is safe since I saw a bunch of white/grey hair across the street that looks very much like what her & daisy leave behind when they are out together.
I am thinking about Yoga mat carriers for kids. I bought Panda amat long ago but have yet to see the cover/carrier bags in any store. It seems to always be for adult size or non kid prints. Input/opinions please.
My baby brother is in from Korea (Army), so I will most likely not be on here much this week. Lots of rain in the forecast too so I hope it does not spoil our time. Enjoy your day.
Posted by The Unusual Farmchick at 7/10/2006 02:44:00 PM