Tuesday, February 14, 2006

And life goes on....

I want to thank those who read this humble blog for the kind e-mails and comments in reference to Snowball's death. It is amazing to me that so many people, scattered so far apart are willing to stop and pray for my family and especially my son. Josiah is a trooper...he understands Romans 8:28 and although he is sad...he is at peace. Thank you all for your encouragement! As many of the Christian agrarian bloggers have stated...life on the farm doesn't stop for tragedy, sadness, illness...or anything else. The cows still need to be milked, goats fed, hay pitched, eggs gathered and so on. And so, we are keeping busy here. We never did get much snow but we got a lot of sleet, hail and generally nasty weather. It was good to see the sun yesterday, even if it never got above 27...and with the wind chill it sure felt much colder than that. We took our other Great Pyr to the vet yesterday...just to make sure that all looked normal. They x-rayed her and saw at least 5 pups! She looks normal and all seems to be progressing as it should...the vet seemed to think she had about 2 days before whelping....but also said it could be as much as a week. What a prediction...made me think of the weathermen....a very safe answer! Freckles has joined our family in the house - her whelping box pretty much covers the floor of my laundry room. I had to empty our extra frig...won't be able to open that door for at least a month. Thankfully I can still get to the washer, dryer, freezer and pantry. Freckles, however, is worried about her goats and truly wishes she were in the barn, even though she is enjoying the attention and the table scraps. So, we are on puppy watch again. Josiah slept with her in the laundry room last night and Jeremy manned the couch in the next room. I was also informed that there could be up to 2 hours between puppies so we are looking at what could be a very long event. I will be sure to take pictures to share with all of you. Thank you all again!

1 comment:

  1. You know, there is nothing like the love and compassion expressed on a small family farm. When children are vested it is such an adorable precious sight. I can't wait to hear about the new arrivals.


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