Monday, February 1, 2016

Rosie update



Dear friends, I appreciate your comments about little Rosie and that dreadful first night in the big scary barn. I had all intentions of replying to each one...and simply ran out of time. Since that first night, everything has been fine. She is a bouncing, happy, sweet little bundle of joy. She makes us laugh.

After changing some things, like putting the carrier she was used to sleeping in, inside the enclosed section of the barn, and then feeding her late, before we go to bed,  she has been sleeping through the night. Rosie is happy and I know she is safe, so I can relax. Asa sleeps in that bare spot there in front of the carrier, so that's good.





I'm not crazy about being outside at night in the dark, even though the teeny tiny barn is only a few steps from the house. So, I said to Poppy, when it was time to feed Rosie that last bottle, I wish we still had that old light, the one we used to take camping back in the 70's. Poppy said, it may still be in the shop, let me look.



Guess what! Poppy had to hit it a few times, but it came on and still works. Amazing, because the battery has never been changed.



Poppy won this light on a punch board at his uncle Tom's gas station/barber shop in West End North Carolina. Do you remember when punch boards were popular? Those things were fun to play. Poppy won a bunch of stuff. Anyhow, the old light was perfect to set up in the barn while feeding Rosie.

I'll have to admit, that is me in the picture. I should be ashamed to post such a thing, but what the heck. I had raked leaves most of the morning, then cleaned out the little greenhouse. So that's my excuse for looking as ragged as I do. 

Oh my, it's bedtime! Hope to be right back here tomorrow.

Love,
Henny



Remember Miss Ann? and Fred, her husband? This is their Grandson, Dash. Visiting from Chicago. He helped Poppy feed Rosie.




20 comments:

  1. I have had a good laugh because my DH does exactly what Poppy did. If something doesn't work his first idea is to give it a couple of good whacks. Surprisingly enough it often does the trick. I'm afraid I've never heard of a punch board but sounds like fun to me.

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  2. I'm so glad to hear Rosie is adapting well to the barn. I figured it would take only a night or two. I understand about needing a light outside. I'm the same as I don't like being outside in the dark after seeing coyote tracks in our driveway.

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  3. Good news all around. Rosie is happy being a goat. You are happy that she is safe. And that old light worked!
    I love the photo.

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  4. Hi,
    I am so happy things are okay.
    I do like the story about the light. :-)
    I also like the photo of you. Very pretty. You have beautiful hair.
    Carla

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  5. Rosie has given you your money's worth of fun and worries.

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  6. I feel good now about Rosie. Sounds like she's off to a good start. Love the picture of the little boy feeding Rosie.

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  7. You look just fine! Good to hear Rosie had a good night! :)

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  8. I'm so glad that things are going well for baby Rosie.

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  9. You look just fine in the picture of you feeding Rosie. I am so glad that she is doing well at night sleeping in the carrier with the older goat sleeping beside her. Rosie is like every other baby in that she does best with a bottle before bed. I love seeing the pictures of your animals.

    Shirley H.

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  10. Happy to hear Rosie is doing well. She has become family! LOL Nancy

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  11. Happy to hear little Rosie has adapted to sleeping in the barn. How fun it must be to feed her! I remember those days with much fondness.

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  12. Glad top hear Rosie is doing well . I do love the first and last photos it is always nice to see the person or persons behind the blog lol ! Hope all continues to go well ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  13. I have to say that you are braver than I am!! I would be to scared to go sit in the barn and feed a baby goat in the dark or with flashlight by myself. I am scared of the dark outside. I know I really need to work on that. So happy that Rosie is happy!

    Love you

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  14. I think little Rosie is just adorable and I'm glad you got her settled in to her little space at night time. Punch boards used to excite me to no end when I was a young girl and I haven't thought about them in years! How funny that your hubby still had this from that long ago...AND that still worked! They certainly don't make things now like they used to back then!

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  15. Oh that little sweet baby Rosie - aren't baby goats just so precious??

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  16. We never run out of babies do we? I crack up that you two have to feed your goat with a bottle.

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  17. So good to hear that Rosie is doing well now out in the barn in her crate.

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  18. Why should you be ashamed that you were working during the day?
    So glad to hear that Rosie is doing well.
    You all take care.

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  19. Thrilled that Rosie is doing so well, you certainly have a very handsome helper.

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