What a day!! It started with my broken alarm clock Rooster at 3 in the morning crowing with the coyote calls. Yes, the silly guy is now talking with the very animals who would love to have them for dinner.... It seems as if he has a great need to connect with others but I just wished it was not so early and all through the day and night.
So I figured while I was wide awake I might as well get up and start my day... As I made my breakfast -German Stollen Bread from my DIL, YUMMY! and farm fresh eggs from my sweet black hen I was gearing myself to having a hard working day. As I enjoyed the feast I looked out the window as the sun was breaking the horizon and could see Sundance (a little billy boy born this year) face covered in blood. I ran to get the vet kit and out the door I went. After chasing that fast little bugger around the pen for about 20 minutes - a great workout but not what this body needed this early in the morning I caught him, cleaned the wound and put blood stop on it. I gave him a squeeze and a couple of quick kisses because this may be my only chance for sometime -- he relaxed and gave me that sweet look as if to say "Thanks Mom". Oh, I so love my goats even when they do play too hard with each other.
I went back into the house and begin what was to be a great day. For most it might not seem like a great day but for me I LOVE THIS KIND OF A DAY.. With work clothes on, music buds in the ears and a body ready for action I started to move a ton of hay into the girls barn before the storm that is predicted for Thursday arrives. As I bucked the last bale into its place I realized I might as well get the barn floor scraped down. So grabbing the shovel I went to work. Three hours later I was done and figured I should wash out all the feed bins and bowls. As I walked back toward the house I thought why not move and dump the 200 pounds of hen food so if the snow got deep I would not have to worry about moving it in the cold. So after finishing that I washed out all of their dishes and perches. They may not have been happy about that but they will thank me when the temp goes below zero. By this time it was dinner time for everyone so I went about getting everyone fed which reminded me I was starving and that hay was starting to look really good. As I walked down the long driveway to get the mail my herd of deer came out of the trees and walked with me. It is so strange when they do this - not sure why they do it but I do feel loved by their trust. I gathered the mail - a disk of "Fringe" season two came from NetFlix to entertain me for the next couple of days. On my return trip the deer still following I came across my two little minks. They played tag in the tall grass and then followed me up to the shop door. I felt like Snow White with all the woodland creatures around her.
As I peeled off the smelly work clothes and tossed them into the washer I said to myself "Another Five Golden Star Day".... I am so lucky and so bone tired... It is a great feeling to me - a feeling that let's me know I have given my all to those I love and who depend on me....
What is your Five Golden Star Day???