Thursday, June 23, 2011

Heart Stopping Morning

I need a less stress filled life. This morning before the sun even came up in the sky I went to start my bottle feeding - could not sleep so might as well get up and get going.

As I turned on the light in the barn - again NO BABY!!! I checked everywhere but Mother was not the least bit upset. So I checked again. NO BABY!! I went running out the barn and saw that all the goat girls and babies where in the far part of the pasture eating... I yelled for them to come in and all came a running... There in all those thunder hooves was the Wee One. I was scared they would run her over but she kept up and when she saw my face she knew she was in big trouble....

I again gave her a big lecture and a squeeze. Placed her in with Miss Marple who let her nurse while I got the bottle kids done. I must admit after 15 years I still can not figure out how in the world she is doing this but it is back to the drawing board...

If that was not bad enough I went to let out Sugar and he was not in the barn - Yes, this tired gal forgot to lock the barn door and so I guess when the wind blew open the door. So where was he????

After calling and calling his name this gal remembered that he is very hard of hearing so I started combing the area. Just then Kasha came out of her trailer and gave me a very crusty look. I went over to her thinking she might be ill or something - she is on the down hill side too and what did I find - Sugar was asleep in her spot - on her blanket and I guess might have drank from her water too because see looked as if there was something dead in the big bowl. Talk about Goldie Locks!!! After I woke up Sugar and checked him out I got him on his way and out of Kasha's trailer. Two slices of bacon went into Kasha's breakfast bowl of kibble for the unwanted house guest.

After doing all the chores I came in the house and again gave thanks that all turned out well but for Gosh Sakes - could I not have to start my day with my heart in my throat??? I am getting too old for these shocks to the ticker.. Hope you all had a less stress filled start to your morning.

4 comments:

CountryintheBurbs said...

Wow, Grace, you sure have a busy, crazy goat momma life! I can just imagine running around looking for animals so early in the morning. I'm so glad everything turned out well, though. Hugs to you!

larkspur funny farm said...

Thanks for your understanding - I know I am not the only one who goes through this but really I thought I had learned all the in's and out's - Guess I am never to old to learn...

Jane said...

I have to tell you I laughed, but not at you. Those animals of yours are funny. To think you had a kid who was scared of the wind, now you have a kid who goes out in the middle of the night with the big girls. Talk about night and day. Then your fussy guard dog who has tainted water now. Hysterical!

JenBen said...

OK, I need a program to explain these cast of characters! Is there such a thing on your blog? Or can I assume all critters are goats?