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A Tale Of A Broken Horn, A Haircut, And An Early Morning Rocket Launch

  Warning: Some readers may find parts of this post a bit upsetting! Poor Lexi, last week was a very difficult one for her. I went out in the evening, as usual, to feed the horses and goats and noticed Lexi hadn’t come up to the barn. This was very unusual for her, since she’s always the first one there. After calling and whistling for her, I went looking to see if she was caught on the fence or missing. Suddenly, she came across the field toward the barn, but something was wrong. Then I realized that she was flinging her head around and that one of her horns was flopping as she ran, banging her on the head at times. She was obviously in distress and I tried to get near her to help. Fortunately, she made it to the barn and I was able to catch her and...

Schedule? What Schedule, It’s Summertime!

Of course Summer is more relaxed, less rushed, less busy, right? But it’s also much easier to become distracted, to stay with a schedule, even to get things done. It’s also a great time to learn new things. I signed up for an online Seminar about writing and publishing, so I’m very distracted and off schedule. However, it should soon lead to getting things done! In the meantime, here’s a few photos for you to enjoy. Rain showers and storms are becoming a regular thing again. Typical Florida Summer weather.       It seems the tree frogs are too hot to hide themselves properly. This one’s above the shutter by a window.       The cats get lazy. I threw a cat treat to Monster, but he didn’t notice it...

Animal Photography: Just Lucky, I Guess

Taking pictures of animals takes a great deal of patience. Trying to catch that perfect shot is often very frustrating! While I have an SLR camera and really want to learn how to use it properly, I find it so convenient to keep my phone close by and ready to catch a quick photo. While all the above photos show the animals with their tongues out, I only planned to get that shot with Noel and Zelda. All the others happened just as I pressed the button to take the picture and found out when I looked at it that I caught them with their tongues sticking out. Sometimes, my good shots are just pure luck! Share...

My Goats

Originally I had three angora goats. Charcoal, the male out of the group, developed a blocked urethra and did not survive after treatment. I later learned this can happen in castrated males, especially when fed certain types of feed. So I still have the two girls, Lady and Lexi. they are both 10 years old and need to be sheared twice a year. Lady is calmer and more friendly with people. Lexi is nervous and shy. She’s also hard to catch! They came from the same farm in Tennessee in 2004, in the middle of a hurricane. Share...