Thursday, October 27, 2011

Didn't sleep well, haven't for a couple days, my mind it wanders.

I fell asleep last night just after 8 and I was up by one, a pattern this week it seems.  I think it may be my age or maybe my lives events of late, but probably age. Many of my friends seems to have the same issues if reading their statuses on facebook is any indication.  I always find it funny when people say that old people need to got to bed early.  It could only be because we need to catch as many cat naps as possible during the night, not because we sleep one long peaceful sleep. I always have had my best ideas at night when I couldn't sleep.  I figured out how to carve 3d antlers one night about 15 years ago and many other carving riddles seem to have come more easily in the middle of the night with Poppie snoring at my side.  I rarely have days on end with no sleep though and I am noticing the wear and tear on me. 

We had a great afternoon yesterday, Cubbie and Curious chased after goats and tried to catch the piglets, or at least touch them threw the fence, but the little piggies wouldn't come near them.  Curious thought that each and every goat needed to have her hand deliver a bite of hay to them, some of them ate it but others ran off.  We tried to teach her to pick it up and put it back in the manger with some success but only some.  We caught a break and the three little piglets that were still in with momma got out in the goat pen and Mokie, Poppie and I caught them and put them in with the rest of the piglets.  Later at dark we noticed they had gotten back out and returned to momma so we will have to catch them again today and return them to the other piglets.  Saturday we take momma over to the boar so that should help them stay with their siblings even if the fence repairs we make today don't work.  Cleo climbed into the piglet pen and crawled under the door which is only 12 inches off the ground and got into the piglet cabin, Poppie was not happy with her, got her out and had to make a tiny little door for the piglets to keep her from getting back in.  The work of a goat/pig farmer is never done.  Poppie hates them so much sometimes, for about 10 minutes, and then goes back to knowing they keep him from loosing all his abilities.  The old adage if you don't use it you loose it is alive and well here.

We cleaned out the greenhouse yesterday, had a hard freeze the night before, I made a nice tomato sauce with some of them.  We have a couple buckets that will have to ripen so should have some tomatoes to enjoy for a while to come. I hope the weather is nice today again, we do so love the ability to enjoy the long Indian summer.  It kind of makes up for the exceptionally long cold spring.  Have a lovely day in your neighborhood, I will in mine, no one has the right to make it otherwise.... tomorrow.


  1. Thank you, Nannie -- I plan to rake and have a nice day, too.

    I'm glad God is answering prayers of many & peace in coming to your neighborhood--
    I've been blessed to live in my neighborhood 25 years and never had a conflict with a neighbor that I can remember (but I do live on prayer avenue you might say since my home is situated between two churches).

    Mature adults agree to disagree and then go on with Jesus helping to reconcile differences.

    Nothing like "humble pie" -- the old folks used to say it was a sweet aroma to the nostrils of the Lord.

    Proverbs 16:18
    Pride goes before destruction
    And a haughty spirit before stumbling.

    Matthew 24:
    23 Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering. 25 Make friends quickly with your opponent at law while you are with him on the way, so that your opponent may not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.

  2. cannot fathom you getting any sleep right now.

  3. ditto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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