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Thanks so much, Deb.

Well, it's official! We're going away tomorrow for an overnighter - Whoop! Of course, that means my work load for today has just doubled, lol. That's ok - I'm sure it'll be worth it. If I fill the chicken feeders, they'll be fine. The pasture goats and horses are no problem. Could leave them for a couple months and they'd be ok. Grass is plentiful for them, plus a round bale, plus a pond. They don't need me at all, lol. The kids are on self-feeders and they'll hold a couple days worth of feed for them - and they have automatic waterers. With Maddie (the Gr Pyr) on guard duty and the neighbors on alert - I think everything will be fine.

I'll milk Red right before we go, and then turn her out with her kids who will keep her milked for me. Chocolate Chip (grandbabies named her, but it fits, she's a little brown agouti) will be milked before we leave and again when I get back. Since she's only milked once a day, I hope that extra 8 hours between milkings will be ok. The dogs have doggie door access to the breezeway between house and garage. It's totally enclosed, and air conditioned because my extra refrigerator and pantry is out there. Probably wouldn't be a lie to say that they're a little bit spoiled. Sadie would probably rather be outside - hunting varmits and swimming in the pond. For the most part, it's only the old guy who needs the AC, he has health issues and can't tolerate the heat.

I'll have to find decent clothes. I have either work clothes or farm clothes and hardly anything in between. Probably can find some capri's, but then I'll have to shave my legs, lol. Oh, and paint my toes...geeze it's a lot of work going out in public.

Time to get busy!
 

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And that's why I don't like to go out in public! I wear jeans almost every place I go-including church!
 

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I haven't worn jeans in years--ever since the after effects of an old tailbone injury made it impossible to be comfortable in anything constricting. Now with the help of a chiropractor, I am doing so much better, I actually bought a pair of jeans last week. Admittedly, they are stretchy, but still....I was pleasantly amazed that this 63 year old butt still looks passably ok in jeans.:D
 

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Deb, before I started working off the farm - I lived in jeans, or cutoff jeans, too. We can wear jeans to work on Fridays, so I've got a couple pair. Lately, it's been tooooo hot to even think about jeans. I'm hoping I can find some lightweight cotton capris or bermuda shorts. Are they still called that? We're supposed to be pushing 100 degrees all week.... where is fall?????

So Lucky, Awesome on having a jean worthy butt, lol! I do love the jeans with a little bit of built in stretchiness. Years ago when I had a twitchy lower problem back, I found that a tight pair of jeans gave me some good lumbar support. I'm scared of the chiropractor, lol. I went once and he did something weird to my neck. I told him it wasn't my neck that was the problem - grrrrr! So glad you had a good outcome.My mother has used a chiropractor forever - seems to help her too. Guess I'm just a chicken

Goats are milked and a new batch of Kefir started.... think I'll have another cup of coffee.
 

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I go to the chiropractor too. I have neck and back problems from being rear ended a couple of times-when I was stopped!-and it's the only thing that keeps me flexible. And, I no longer want to wear regular jeans. I love having a bit of stretch to them. It makes it so much easier to get on and off a horse. :D I just wish it was possible to find jean shorts that are made that way. And I refuse to buy a pair of jeans just to make them into shorts.
 

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I just love reading your journal! Especially the goat breeding adventures! We are just getting started so I will be watching and reading closely! Have fun at the casino!
 

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Denim Deb said:
I go to the chiropractor too. I have neck and back problems from being rear ended a couple of times-when I was stopped!-and it's the only thing that keeps me flexible. And, I no longer want to wear regular jeans. I love having a bit of stretch to them. It makes it so much easier to get on and off a horse. :D I just wish it was possible to find jean shorts that are made that way. And I refuse to buy a pair of jeans just to make them into shorts.
I sure wouldn't want to buy new jeans just to cut them off, but you might find a suitable pair at a thrift store. Wouldn't matter if they were too short or had weird legs, since you would be cutting most of that off.
 

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Around here, the thrift stores don't sell stuff for cheap enough. I've looked, and most of what they sell about as expensive as you could buy it for in the stores!
 

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Isn't it crazy that sometimes the thrift stores aren't so thrifty.

Been doing a little clean-up in the house today. I can't stand to go off somewhere and come home to a dirty house - just can't do it. Hubs ran the vacuum (what a guy!) in the breezeway and I cleaned the kitchen and swept. Exciting stuff, huh?

Snapshot - thanks for the kind words. Goats are funny creatures - with very unique personalities. I think they're a whole lot smarter than folks give them credit for. Also proud to report that with a minimum of fuss - we had another successful breeding for Spooky - and - Short STuff's IQ has risen a few points. All I have to do now is lead a girl into his pen, position her at the ramp and he's on it! Literally, lol!

As soon as it cools off a bit I'll go out and start filling feeders and making sure the critters are prepared for their 'home alone' adventure tomorrow night. Hopefully, it will be smoooooth sailing.

I did find a couple of decent outfits for the trip, so not gonna worry over that. Shoes! OMG, I forgot about shoes.... geeze
 

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I wear cowboy boots for my good shoes. :hide
 
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