It’s been a super busy month around the ol’ ranch, especially for me. I’m doing everything by myself right now . . . all the chores, all the extra farm stuff, all the errands, all the cooking, all my own work, PLUS . . . playing nurse to My Cowboy . . . which is only fitting, since the reason he needs a nurse is because . . .
I ran over him with my truck!
He was just getting recovered from having his pacemaker replaced in January; he’d just gotten his restrictions lifted, and I had to go and set him back. I messed up his right leg pretty badly, and while nothing’s broken, he’s been on crutches ever since.
He said: “I know you’ve been tryin’ to kill me, and I see you’ve upped your game. I don’t know whether to be proud of you, or mad at you!”
When we went to town for his doctor’s appointment, I picked up a few groceries while we were out, and he had to use the motorcart to get around the store — secretly, I think he really liked it — he was cutting didos in the open areas, and trying to run me over (which I guess is only fair, really — but then who would be left to do chores?)! Seriously, tho, I’m worried that I might have caused some permanent damage. He has to go see an orthopedic doctor in a couple weeks — eek! Cross your fingers for good news from that.
As luck would have it, now that I have ZERO help around here, all the goats are having their babies! We have babies everywhere! But thankfully, we’re having warmer temps and sunshine, so that’s been a blessing.
These two were the first twins, born on March 14th.
Since their great-grandmother is Blossom, the matriarch of our herd, and their grandmother’s name is Flower, and their mother’s name is Petunia, can you see the pattern here? I’m trying to name all the female descendants of Blossom after flowers. There are so many, I’m running out of flower names!
My Cowboy did a bit of research (since he has nothing else to do!), and we decided to name the girl Cali, which is short for Calibrachoa, which is a miniature type of petunia — perfect, right? And since they were born on March 14th, I couldn’t resist naming the boy Pi — haha! Pi is a milk thief — if he takes a notion to nurse, he just latches on to any mommy that’s closest — until they realize he’s not theirs and push him away. I’ve never seen any of our other babies do that — it’s hilarious!
Every nanny so far has had twins! The size of the herd will double in the space of 2 weeks — wow! That’s a lot of babies — I’m already having trouble keeping track of which babies belong to which mommies. I’m glad they’re able to sort it all out. There are still two nannies left to pop, and I’m really hoping they do it today before it starts raining and storming tomorrow. Wyatt has been a great daddy!
This was Buttercup’s first time to have babies, and she’s been a worrywart, trying to keep track of them — it’s so cute. I haven’t named these two girls yet. They’re coming out faster than I can think up names!
Meanwhile, indoors, when I am trying to work, my office assistant squeezes himself into a too-small box and falls asleep while supervising:
And this is my lap most evenings, even tho I’m trying to fit in some handwork while sitting in my cozy chair under my blankie.
Last night, I heard a ruckus on the porch after dark, and turned on the porch light to find the boys embroiled in a bitter fake battle. They have to have a bit of playtime every night before they fall asleep. They take turns seeing who can be King of the Toolbox. It gives me a headache just to watch them!
We’ve sure made weather progress over the last month. Here’s the view from my office on February 20th:
March 14th, when it was so windy I had to wear safety glasses to go outside:
And this morning. Sunshine and blue sky, finally, altho it’s not real green just yet:
I think Spring might actually be here — yay! I’m sure ready — it was a rough winter.
And after 3 weeks on crutches with no significant improvement, My Cowboy was able to hobble out as far as the horse paddock and feed his horse himself this morning — so I’m hoping he’s on the mend.
I hope wherever you are, you’re having a lovely spring, too!