Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Finally a Blog!

Keepers of the Past
~Day to Day life........in the Country~

Well it's been a long time coming but here it is. I've been planning for months to start a blog but had so much too do. With a three day Fall show, orders, 13 sheep, 1 calf, 2 mini donkeys, 10 ducks, 1 rooster, 1 hen, 1 husband, several cats and of course a few dogs to care for I barely have time to for anything.

Now that the show is over, hubbys back to work and the calf is eating more and taking less of the bottle I have a little extra time to spare.
It's raining out today which is a rarity around here lately. I started off the day by loading up Zoe & Chloe and dropping them off at the Vet to have them spayed. Someone set them out in a cardboard box on one of the hottest days of the summer just below my parents garden........they were so small they could barely get in and out of the box. I felt so sorry for them. I loaded them up in the mule and took them to the barn. They have been there for about 3 months now. They go out with the sheep to graze, clean up the calf and buddy up with the cats. As strange as it is, they all get along great!

Chloe and Zoe after surgery.

After getting the girls settled back in, the rain had subsided and it turned out to be a
beautiful day! Autumn is surely here in Eastern Kentucky....I got out the camera and took some great pics. This one is one of my favorites. I bought this old chair today at an antique shop on the way to the vet's office for $15!

Here is a pic of "Chance". My little red bull that I am raising on a bottle. He was very small and weak when we bought him. He had been took from his mother, run through an auction and it took a toll on his health. When we found him, he could barely stand. He had scours and was in need of some TLC fast. Hubby and I knew it would be a task to care for him but we couldn't bare to leave him in the conditions he was in. So we paid for him and brought him home. I nursed him day and night and we thought we would surely lose him at one point but by some "Chance" he pulled through and is doing great now. It was by chance that we found him and brought him home. He needed a "Chance" to live so we named him Chance. Hope you like this pic.

I have one more photo to share with you today.

Ten Ducks in a Row!

Well thanks for letting me share my day with you! Until next time,


AnnaSam said...

Welcome!! Thanks for sharing your pictures.And I love the pics of the ducks!! They are so cute.I'll add you to my favorites and have a blessed day!

pinetrees on the moor said...

Hi Cyndi,Like you i am alover of animals,i work in a vets so its cats that i come home with the more odd or ill they are they end up with me.When i was small i had a pet cow named Meg everyone used to laugh at me i used to go in the field and comb her fringe. lol.Cant wait to see more pictures. good luck in blogland Take care~Kate~

Anonymous said...

Welcome to blog land :) I love seeing your Chance...what a sweet heart and wonderful that you nursed him to good health.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I really enjoyed your pics...love the pups and Chance! The ducks are adorable too.!

Merrie. said...

Too cute; I love Chance; welcome to blogland; I am now a follower of your blog; if I can help please don't hesitate to ask; I love your sister's blog; Merrie

SimpleFolk said...

Hi Cyndi,

I just love your sister's blog and when she mentioned that you had one, I hopped on over to say hello. :-)

I love the pictures you posted...they're all so sweet. I look forward to visiting you again.


pammyjo said...

Welcome to blogland. I really enjoyed your poem and loved your pictures. I have two dogs that are so much joy for us. Your bull is awesome. Thanks for sharing and I've added you to my favorites.