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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Didn't quite make it to five years...

That's right. It was February 2018 when the girls at the goat farm gave me little Heidi. I went to buy another goat, but the girls said, you can "have" Heidi, just give her a good home.

My little Heidi passed away last Monday. The vet knew right off that Heidi was very sick


She had deformed jaw bones and deformed horns and probably, the vet said, some internal deformities. He said, you've done good if you have cared for her for five years. 

Heidi was a sweetie pie and I am sure missing her. Monday was a sad day.

Isn't it unbelievable how the days fly? It seems like I get nothing done any more. I've cleaned up a little around the garden and moved some plants inside...


We've had record low temperatures lately. Normally, by early November the front yard leaves are raked up and spread over the teeny tiny garden...a warm blanket for the winter, but not this November. 

Most of the leaves are off the trees now and I can't resist picking up pretty ones here and there, and aren't these huge Popular leaves neat. I kinda like this picture...


Anyhow, you know the old saying, "if you can't lick 'em, join 'em", well, that's exactly what I am doing with the leaves. 

In fact, I had raked one small spot in the front yard just before we had a big wind storm.   Then the guineas decided to wallow holes in the one little raked spot...it looked awful! 

Earlier today, I carried my rake and wheelbarrow down to the dam and raked up four loads of pine straw mixed with leaves. I then marched myself back up to the front yard and spread them all! "There you go", I proudly announced. Felt good too. :)

I'm thinking maybe Randall Rabbit and I are best friends now....

Would you look at the size of those back feet...

He's a big lovable sweetie pie rabbit...

and loves old cardboard boxes to push around...

Well friends, I mostly wanted to finish a little post today to wish you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Guess it will be just Poppy and me  here...He will hunt while I cook us a little Thanksgiving meal. 

Will leave you with a couple of  pictures taken from across the pond that I like.


      

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Love, Henny




35 comments:

  1. So sorry to learn about Heidi. It's hard losing a good friend, whether they have fur or not.
    Randall is ridiculously cute!
    And Happy Thanksgiving right back to you!

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  2. So sorry about Heidi. Never gets easier no matter how many times we've been there. Pictures are all gorgeous and Randall is too cute. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  3. Sweet Heidi. You should have a peaceful Thanksgiving...good luck to your husband with his hunting. My daughter sends me photos of her pet rabbit weekly....so I know how it is! Andrea

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  4. I'm sorry poor Heidi died but at least she had a good life with you. You take such great care of your animals.
    Your greenhouse is looking very tidy. Everything is neatly stored for winter.
    I hope you and Poppy have a lovely Thanksgiving.

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  5. I'm so sorry about Heidi. You loved her well!
    Randall is one lucky rabbit to have found a home with you.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Poppy.

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you Henny.
    ❤️ Fran

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  7. Oh so sorry to hear that Heidi died. I know how you loved her.
    Randall is huge and beautiful.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Poppy.

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  8. You love your animals and take such good care of them. Little Heidi was dearly loved.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  9. Oh dear Melba, I am so sad to hear about little Heidi! Isn't it just horrible how attached we get but I wouldn't have it any other way. Happy Thanksgiving, dear one.

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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  10. Oh Henny I am so sorry about your sweet goat. I have to say that Randall Rabbit is very handsome. Isn't is so sad when you dont have family to enjoy the holidays with anymore. I know your children are grown and have their own families. I miss family so much. Sending love and hugs to you and Poppy! Love you so much Vicki

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  11. It's always sad when you have to let a good friend go. They are missed. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  12. I'm also so sorry to hear about Heidi. We get so attached to our animals and they are truly family members. I see that you are well on the way to feeling like that about Randall Rabbit. He is surely a cutie and HUGE!
    I hope you and Poppy have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of love and thankfulness for the blessings you have been given.
    Blessings and love,
    Betsy

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  13. I am so sorry to hear you lost sweet Heidi. She was so so sweet and cute

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  14. Henny, that is such sad news about Heidi. I know you will miss her. Do have a happy Thanksgiving, though! The ability to give a good and loving home to so many critters is something to be thankful for!

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  15. Sad to loose Heidi- yes, it is hard to loose a Pet. Randall is certainly one big Bunny....Happy Thanksgiving Henny.

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  16. Dear Henny, I know how much you love and take care of your animals. I am so sorry that you lost Heidi especially here at Thanksgiving time. Do hope you and Poppy have a good Thanksgiving anyway and I am sure that Randall and those two giant dogs will keep you company. You do like your animals on the large size, LOL. It's just the three of us here also husband me and Precious. But sometimes holidays are better spent in small groups. Lynn and Precious XX

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  17. I am sorry you lost your sweet Heidi. It is always hard to lose a 'baby' even when they are ill. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving, my friend. xo Diana

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  18. Sorry to hear about Heidi but you can comfort yourself by knowing that you provided her a good home and lots of love and care. Randall looks like a real rascal----he is growing by leaps and bounds!

    We've had some nice warm weather yesterday and today with predictions of 60's tomorrow. Our new oak tree was planted yesterday------it's so good to have that in place at last. I planted some of the last crocus around the base this afternoon. I think everything that needs to be done toward putting the garden to bed have been done. Now I hope to make some headway in catching up with indoor things that I have been neglecting in favor of outdoor work.

    Have a happy "little Thanksgiving". It certainly is easier with just a small crowd to feed rather than moms, dad,, kids, nieces, nephews, cousins and strangers who just sneak in and mingle without being noticed in the crowd. Can you tell I'm not a "people person"?

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  19. I am so sorry to hear about Heidi...but I wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  20. So sorry for your loss of Heidi. You are so good to all your animals. I do hope you find some joy in your Thanksgiving Day.

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  21. I am very sorry to read about your sweet Heidi. I can tell by looking at her how good she was. I hope your Thanksgiving will still be enjoyable.

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  22. Dearest Henny Penny ... I am so sorry to read about sweet little Heidi. How cute she was with her little face. Thinking of you dear Henny & sending lots of love across the oceans & the miles. What a wonderful life she had with you even though it was not long enough. Xxxxx 💕💗

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  23. It sounds like a very peaceful, beautiful Thanksgiving at your cabin. Randall is absolutely delightful! He's so fluffy. I'm sorry about Heidi, but she certainly had a good life with you. I understand about how the days fly by, and I also wonder what in the world I did with my day(s). "I washed some dishes. Did a load of laundry. Painted 2 cards. Hmm. What else did I do?? I know I was busy all day!" Yep!

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  24. So sorry that Heidi died, she had a good life with you. Sad to lose our animal friends. Your Randall Rabbit is a real looker! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  25. Our animal friends burrow their way into our hearts, and it hurts to let them go. Your rabbit is beautiful. We have already had a bit of snow here in south central Missouri. We also had a quiet Thanksgiving here at the house and it was peaceful and relaxing.

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  26. Very sorry about your Heidi. That cute coat was very blessed. Love your beautiful furbunny..and the pondpics are perfectly beautiful, also. Hope you and Pop enjoyed your nice and quiet day. We really have been blessed with some warmer temps lately..and I am not complaining nor is my body..lol :0) .. Have a great Holiday Season since it is upon us. Stay blessed.

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  27. Goats are such sweet creatures, so lovable. I'm very sorry to hear about Heidi. It does sound like you helped her to have a longer life than what was expected and I know a more loving life than most farm animals. Everyone of your animals are family and may I say, "the best of families" . Heidi was blessed to have a home with you.
    It's past Thanksgiving, but not to late to say God bless you and your family and have a happy "every day!"

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  28. Your pond picture are lovely Henny! So sorry about your little Heidi...sounds like you gave her a very good home for five years. So hard to lose our sweet critters. Love your big bunny with the big ears and big feet. He sure is a sweetie. Hope you and Poppy had a good Thanksgiving and now the stretch heading towards Christmas. God bless you both...take good care!

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  29. I like your philosophy, "If you can't beat them, join them!" Randall Rabbit is gorgeous. I can see why he may be your best friend. I am already wishing I had a safe place to put some plants for winter, but it's probably already too late. The Fox Gloves aren't looking too well already.

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  30. I'm sorry to hear about Heidi. It is always so sad when we lose a pet we love, so big hugz from me to you. Mxx

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  31. Hi sweet Henny! Oh, that rabbit! I want to hold him and tell him how handsome he is! I know what you mean about not getting as much done anymore. Boo! I guess we just have to regroup! Happy holidays to you, dearie!

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  32. So sorry Henny about sweet Heidi, she looks so sweet! I know you miss her! She knew unbelievable love with you Henny! Happy Thanksgiving season. Mine was a sadder this year too, so I am thankful for the things that I am given and the others that I can't change, well, I have to accept them and move on. Your place is lovely. Randall is a big boy now! Much love Terry

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  33. Awwww! Sweet Heidi! You gave her a good home for 5 years! I love all your pictures and Randall looks so soft I don't think I could ever stop petting and cuddling him!

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  34. I'm so sorry about the loss of your goat. She looks so sweet in the photo. Randall is a beautiful rabbit-he is very big! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. Your home is lovely-I always love seeing photos of your gardens and yard and inside your home.

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