Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday

He is pathetic isn't he. Oliver is basking in the extra attention. I don't know when we will take the bandage off. We tried to get some of the blood off his face but he didn't like it so we just left it.

Besides Oliver today I have been thinking about all the good things we have and how I can't imagine living anywhere else. Yes, we are tied here alot by the animals but can't imagine not being able to listen to the horses eat, watching the barn kitties bask in the sun, watching the baby calves in the spring. All part of our life here on our farm called Calico Acres. Sometimes I think I would like to travel like my cousin Joy. But can't imagine not having the horses and then I change my mind about traveling. We worry sometimes about getting too old to do all the things we do and what we will do but I don't worry about it.

Thinking too much brings nostalgia. So, end thinking for today.


  1. Besides my king size bed, having animals is what I miss the most about our vagabond lifestyle. But there are trade offs in everything a person chooses to do. And all we can do is try to have as much of "it all" as we can get and learn to live without the rest.

    Pooooooor Oliver!


  2. Ooooh, that's a bad injury! He's lucky to be alive. I hope my goats keep their horns out of trouble!!!

  3. Poor Leah!! I've been doing some catching up here, and just learned that you haven't been feeling well. Soooo glad to hear that you're on the mend! If I were closer, I'd have popped over and helped you out. And your poor little goat! Gosh that must have been so painful...poor little guy. Don't you just want to make everything better for them when they're hurt? Glad to hear that he should recover, maybe in a few days he'll let you clean him up some, and that would feel much better. Antibiotics would probably help him heal sooner, but getting them down would undoubtedly be quite a challenge. Life's never dull, is it?
    Hopefully things will quiet down and maybe even be a little boring for a while. Take care!!

  4. I wrote you a note of condolence and encouragement for Oliver and google decided it did not like my password. SInce I have reset it twice; this is bordering on ridiculous! At any rate, I am glad you are feeling better and wish the best for Oliver. Phaedra96