Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hauling Logs

Gosh! Have I really been away for six days?

What a busy busy week this has been.  It all started last Saturday. Carl, the amazing tree person, stopped by.  You may remember the giant pine tree that has been laying across our entire back yard since last summer. Well, Carl cut it into pieces small enough to handle, so I've moving wood again!



I had a brain storm of sorts....as what to do with all those big heavy pieces of pine.  I have rolled a dozen of these chunks from the back yard...up hill...to the goat's lot. Not so easy on one's back! Hoping the goats will enjoy playing on the logs and entertain me as I stand at the kitchen window washing dishes every evening.



On Tuesday, Shelby and Jimmy, my sister and brother-in-law, you know, the real farmers, (my farm, by the way, is a pretend farm...not as much work involved), were here helping us clean up by cutting and hauling away the fire wood. We still have more, so they left the trailer and plan to come back this weekend.  I have been meaning to go to the senior citizens center 'gasp' to use their exercise equipment. I figured 50 minutes of good weight bearing exercise right here in yard would be just as good?  As long as I am pushing a wheelbarrow load of logs up hill to the trailer, unloading and doing this over and over, the senior center can wait. :) 

Also discovered tonight that I can make a bonnet in an hour and a half. Everything from cutting it out to sewing in the tag!  

Thank you for stopping by. Wanted you all to know that I am still around.

Love,
Henny Penny

22 comments:

  1. Why do I have the urge to sing"High on a hill was a lonely goatherd"? Your goats will have so much fun being king of the castle!
    Jane x

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    1. Jane, you always make me smile! I will look up that song on the internet!

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  2. Hey Henny, I have missed you in these 6 days. Has your camera came yet? I can not wait to see pictures of the goats playing on the pine wood.

    Love you!

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    1. My camera did get here. Now I can't find anything pretty to take a of. We have a real mud hole around here! :) Love you too!

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  3. So you have been logging and sewing!! Looks like your snow melted:)

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    1. I have been and I am worn out! The snow is all gone and that's enough for this year! :)

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  4. Moving tree material is good hard work. Now your yard will be cleaned up ready for spring.

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    1. It surely is hard work! I think I may have lost a pound! :)

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  5. The goats will love that, a reward for all your hard work:)

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    1. That's what I was thinking. It is such a mud hole out there now. We need sunshine bad!

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  6. Now I expect photos of goats on log rounds and of that bonnet.

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    1. I am hoping to take pictures of goats playing on logs with my new camera! I sold the bonnet this morning. :)

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  7. Good to hear from you, I was beginning to worry that you had more damage from the icy weather than expected.

    Why is it that goats always seek the high spots?

    I had to laugh at your comparison of outside work (uphill no less) to exercise machines indoors. When I go to the Dr. for my physical I have a little interview with his assistant and get asked all these questions about this and that and the other. One of which is always: Do you exercise? I always answer well I do garden and get a lot of exercise during the spring, summer and fall but take the winter off to recover. To my continual amazement the little summary that I leave with always has the phrase: "Does not exercise" embedded within. Apparently exercise, no matter how much or how arduous, unless it's documented by so many hours a week on a machine just doesn't count. No fair!

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    1. Thank you. I was smiling too when I wrote that. That is not fair about the "does not exercise"! I recently found out that I have osteoporosis in my back...pretty bad! I am determined to get 50 minutes of weight bearing exercise daily, if possible. I know that gardening and outside work is just as hard as using those weight machines, don't you think?Women just don't get credit for all the work we do! :) I just need to be very careful now! Goats do love to jump and climb. I hope they will use the logs.

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  8. Oh good, I'm glad your storms are over and you are keeping busy, as usual! Reminds me to vacate my spot by the computer and go make some art, or finish a project around here. Don't think I can find a big log, or a hill with goats, but my wood floors need a good swipe. See, you are an inspiration!

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  9. Pam, you make me smile! Wish you could come help me move some logs. I can always find a big job that needs to be done outside...but I love it!

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  10. The tree looks like a big job and I was thinking that my bunny would love a piece of it to chew on. Why not count hard work as exercise? I sure would. :-)

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  11. That sounds like good exercise. Hauling wood would be a nice break from shovelling snow! I hope your goats will enjoy their new playground.

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  12. Even on a pretend farm there is plenty of exercise.

    I'm sure the goats will love their new spot to climb. Now if you really want to exercise, dig some holes and plant them an upright highway of sorts! Kidding but I bet they would love it.

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  13. Hauling tree logs is indeed hard work, I'm sure the exercise counted.
    Goats seem to love climbing on anything and everything, they'll keep you entertained, as well as themselves :)
    ~Jo

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  14. I'll have to find out more about your goats -- I'm clueless as to how it would work to mix goats and donkeys (always entertaining ideas of expanding the critters). BTW, I've got some hauling around here for you -- but on several inches of ice -- come on over! :)

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  15. Time flies, doesn't it?:( I'll bet the goats will love the log rounds to jump on and off. Do you not use firewood? I'm sure you got much more of a workout than going to the Seniors Center.

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