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January 17-23, 2005Goodbye, goats

Agriculture.com Staff 07/07/2010 @ 9:09am

Shawn started the week with a trip to the feed mill for me and will make it up on the weekend. He also took the two younger goats to sale in Hermiston. He stopped in Wallowa and picked up three more for Don and Pat Hall. She works at the restaurant that we go to in town.

It took much longer than expected to get together with the buyer. They had freezing rain all around Hermiston so everyone was slowed down a little. We got a good price for them and are happy to see them gone. They were chewing on Sneaky's blanket. For right now, we are keeping the nanny (Annie). She is in with Sneaky and they are quite close. It was pretty late when he got back so we unloaded most of the feed the next morning.

Shawn went early to the store to start unloading feed while I did chores and caught the kitten that I took with me to the store for the vet to pick up. Belle is the female kitten that we adopted last June and we had her fixed. We think that 5 cats is plenty.

The rest of the week was business as usual. Shawn drove truck and I was at the store. We continue to share chores.

I left Friday morning for Mom's in Yamhill. Grandma ended up in the hospital on Wednesday so I was really glad to be going. I went straight to see Grandma before going to Mom's that night.

Mom and I got up early Saturday so we could go to McMinnville which is about 12 miles away. We went shopping for after-Christmas sales and to the hospital to see Grandma. Then we headed to Portland for more shopping. I went to a wholesaler looking for gift items for the store and we had lunch.

When we checked in on Grandma, we were told that things were not good, she was diagnosed with MRSA in addition to the pneumonia. We were told that it can be very contagious. We went straight to the hospital. I left Mom with Grandma and I went to see Craig and the kids with McDonalds for dinner. I took the girls with me and we went back to town to get mom. It was another late night and early morning. I got packed and went back to the hospital.

I got home very late Sunday night. Shawn drove truck, did all the chores and helped the girls that were working at the store for me so he had a very busy weekend.

Now it is time to start working on taxes. The last couple of years I put it off way too long so I am getting it done earlier this time. Not too many calves in our area yet but it is starting slowly. Not much fun calving in the mud, we sure could use some snow!

Shawn started the week with a trip to the feed mill for me and will make it up on the weekend. He also took the two younger goats to sale in Hermiston. He stopped in Wallowa and picked up three more for Don and Pat Hall. She works at the restaurant that we go to in town.

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