Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Barn upgrades ~ Water and electricity at last

This project has been a long time coming and has been a goal we are so happy to have accomplished. 
We sub contracted someone to dig the trench. Then the plumbers ran water from the house  out to a hydrant.  Then, an electrician ran wire for lights  in each barn, and outlets, as well as a couple of spotlights. This should make our winter care for them much easier. Also, when kidding time rolls around, we will be able to install moniters to keep tabs on the moms.  

We have to take upgrades in stages, but we are pleased to be continually improving our facilites.  

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sadness in our hearts

It is with great sadness that I write about the passing of our beloved pet, Adagio. 

She was a grand old lady, full of charm and dignity. Her sweet dispositon  never failed to consistantly  amaze us .  

The Veterinarians beleive Adagio probably had a brain tumor. Fortunately, she did not appear to be in any discomfort, but something was terribly wrong.  

I will spare the details of her sudden illness, and just report that she was helped to leave her sick body  and this world, with the compassion she deserved. 

We will always keep her in our hearts, as she was a very loving and a devoted companion to us.  Those of you that have lost such pets understand our sorrow. We grieve our loss together in ways that words can not express. 

Someday, our tears will stop flowing so readily. But I expect that will take some time.

As the spectacular October leaves fall, I can't help but be reminded of the cycle of life and death. It is less than one year since my own father's death. I still weep and wonder if I will ever get through this passage .......

Then I recall he would want me to pick myself up and get going again.
 There is work to be done, love to give, and charity and laughter to share.  There are celebrations to plan. This is a good life to live. Give Thanks ... Always.