NERVOUS NELLIES.....WE DO HAVE A FEW CAMERA PEOPLE. AS "NEW FIRST TIME MOTHERS" IN OUR CURRENT CROWD....AND CERTAINLY..... I AM VERY HAPPY TO HAVE PEOPLE TELL ME THINGS I MAY NOT HAVE SEEN MYSELF-- I CAN NOT SIT AND WATCH PUPS FOR 24 HOURS A DAY... THAT 'S WHAT MOTHER DOGS DO... HOWEVER... A RULE OF THUMB . THE OVERNIGHT PERSON'S HANDLING MUST BE MORE CAUTIOUS THAN WITH THE WAY THE MOTHER MOVES THEM AROUND HERSELF.------. AT THE MOPMENT-- ONE HANDED IS FINE... THEY ARE ON LY ONE HANDFUL..
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Monday, May 17, 2021
paula needs to be formally introduced to anyone goin g to sit with her children..
Sunday, May 16, 2021
paula with her two tiny babv girls !! we are very lucky .. they do not look alike....one is a harl !! that was a tough call-- paula did not have any contractions-- or even much "nesting" bu the discharge indicated something was going on... lynn had already warned woburn we had a prego.. and had sent in her records.. so as to save time if we did have an emergency... which we did... and we had previoul.sy told woburn do not spay unless medically necessary. as teh c sectio progressed it was determinhed spay was needed.. so that is done... and she losgt alot of blood.. so they wanted to keep her for a few hours to be sure it was coming back... i assume like when you donate blood.. you get a cookie and sit around for a bit...
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In case you have not noticed.. we are not general motors.. where there are many job descriptions and unions and contracts and paperwork..—but we are bigger than I was when I started.... however the jobs really boil down to assignments. And then priorities...if the watermain breaks or a dog gets loose.....or the food truck arrives... everyone must deal with the job needing immediate attention... whatever it is;.l
Beyond that anything to do with computer papers phones is managed very nicely by Linda. Anything to do with dogs or people related to dogs is done very competently by Lynn.
Bud has absolute domain over anything mechanical and I as chief cook and bottle washer, I am responsible for providing these people with what ever they need to do the job as efficiently as possible.. with one eye on as cheaply as possible. Sounds so simple--- “just put up a puppy pen” ??? reallly??? Here goes....
We lynn, board ( George) and i---- decided to concentrate on the spoon feeding these pups- as part of that one thing that has been missing for the last three years is being able to take the whole litter out for a walk when they would follow the trainer or somebody wherever they went on the property. And at that time we did have the V pen.. well we don't have the V pen anymore we now have a yoke house with chickens so the next piece of real estate available to still be on camera would be in front of the T tent.. start with not too much difficulty I spread loam and seed and sand.. it got to the point we had to decide on a fence.
this v. pen. had had one inch hex chicken wire covered with Polly something and it was wonderful and it's also nearly invisible which would be nice to have puppies behind such a fence.
At this point one of our lovely camera people offered us the money to straighten out the fencing which is a by golly and by gosh arrangement of chain Link given to us over the past 20 years it's a sorry looking mess. mostly becausr as I was given one particular type I put it wherever it was needed so there's hardly any of one contiguous variety of fence.
I do have a lot of the two by four horse fence which was put up very quickly by some teenagers who didn't really know about straight line but the fence is there so that needs to be straightened.. but then there is getting rid of all this chain link some of which is super and extremely expensive alternately placed with the lighter weight chain link which was rusting.
Now. Lynn having moved fairly recently.. has the need for fence again her place up in New Hampshire so I offered her the stuff I have it's take it all. and and piece it together and she would save herself quite a bit of money.. to this collection of standing chain link there is the pile of 10 foot hi rolls of chain link. Which Janine found by the roadside about five years ago MOSTLY BECAUSE YOU CAN NOT THORW AWAY CHAIN LINK FENCE.. AS MOST TRASH/IROON OR WHATEVER IS GROUND UP... AND YOU CAN NOT GRIND CHAIN LINK...NEEDS SPECIAL TREATMENT... SO WHEN SHE FOUND IT BY THE ROAD... IT WAS DUMPED THERE I AM SURE.and with a great deal of difficulty got it all into the horse trailer and brought it home------ which was a good thing to do except chain link has a way of bonding itself to other chain link so that unloading that trailer TOOK weeks--- the stuff is heavy it's a good QUALITY chain link and it sat around ever since in two places one is holding the arena skirt down and the other is along are very back fence line there are about 8 rolls all piled up and twisted together so the minute I see my way through to putting this all together then Lynn could make a pile of all these pieces and get it in our dump trailer which is 16 feet long and get it home but let me tell you what I need to start that...
this hex wire is ----from 20 feet away---- nearly invisible it would look so much better around our pond than the two by four horse fence that's there.. not only that but there are places where we could put that 2 by 4 horse fence to better use... Since I'll be ordering the three foot fence to go round the puppies it would be an appropriate time they get a few rolls of the four foot so that we have only one freight bill at a time to decide how much f 4 efoot we need means we have to find the length around the pond which we could either do by taking 3 foot strides or locating the 100 foot tape that's in our yellow building somewhere
Now I have lined up hopefully 6’2” grandson and maybe a friend who are physically very fit and can roll up that 2 by 4 fence and get it to where we would like to have it and then pound in some proper posts for this 4 foot tall chickenwire nearly invisible fENCE sounds good so far---- now to be able to do that pounding means locate both the post pounder and a sledgehammer because the shorter 3 foot around the puppy pen and four foot around the pond is going to involve pounding in a sleeve into which you put the post. the T posts which are now holding up the two by four horse fence will all need to be pulled out with the tractor and the short 6 foot chain that has the two different ends on it.. we do own several so after we get all that done we will need to put in the ends of the fence and then tie a string between the two ends so that the entire fence is in a straight line..
to do that we need to locate the kind of string used for that kind of thing usually bright yellow because it doesn't stretch you can pull it tight and it stays tight and we have at least one roll of that in that yellow building. which which basically is full of hardware and tools
somewhere back there I forgot to mention that the tractor actually both tractors are very nearly out of fuel so whoever is organizing this fencing project has to know that they take diesel and not gas.. and that if you run a diesel engine an empty the engine gets very upset refused to run for quite awhile so we don't want to take a chance on that. and we need to get diesel fuel from a gas station that sells it and not all do -------to do that we need to find I think it's blue no yeah well yellow jerricans to take to the gas station and fill our tractors.
now that yellow building when I say it's full of hardware tools it is just that it's hardly room to walk around the floor with buckets of mixed nails and screws wrenches of all sizes in the three or four different places Hammers pounders electric stuff all plugged in and not plugged in it's full now I have a a table which I put basically outside that yellow building with the idea of emptying the building keeping what we need and can find and putting everything else down on the street that's a lofty goal because the table needs to be covered with that wonderful white stuff so we don't lose any screws off under the ground but also the seats on one side of this picnic table are not attached so either we have to look at it and screw it down tight or go find more boards which we have plenty and put new seats
So there you have just some of the details in “just put up a puppy fence “ so that. .. lynn... can improve on the start of their training
we will get it done but rest assured that's not a complete list – but it gives you some idea why crazy acres is just slightly off beat... to adopt the “ just hire some company” mentality.... would break the bank. Soooooooo. Any of yoU coming to visit in the next 3 months will probably be DRAFTED INTO some phase of this and hopefully by fall we're all organized.
let us pray
we now have seven lovely little puppies for which to prepare this puppy pen.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
science---school playgrounds shold be designed as lessons in science and physics.... may i go so far as to say that the lack of logical science even as young as grade school is detremental to the national mentality..... science is terrrifying to most every generic mother/ and certainly the teachers i knew as a kid... until i ran into MR BROWN. in high school-- known for being eccentric --- he climbed up an the table which meant he head almost hit the cieling-- as he proceeded to displaY THE CONCEPT THAT ANY WEIGHT NOT ON THE GROUND HAD POTENTIAL ENERGY TO DO WORK... THE FACT THAT SO MANY OF US HAVE BEEN CAREFLLY TRAINED TO AVOID SCIENCE IS NOW A HUGE PROBLEM WITH COV AND VACCINES... BUT EVEN WORSE... THERE ARE SOOOOO MANY COOKIE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ARE PUTTING FORTH IDEAS THAT ARE NOT WORTH THE PAPER THEY ARE WRITTEN ON... EXCEPT THEY ARE NOT WRITTEN ON PAPER ANYMORE...THEY HAVE THE INTERNET TO CAREFULLY TRAAIN MINDS NOT TO TRUST ANYTHING ..
Friday, May 14, 2021
gas shortage has caused a "run" on toilet paper in georgia? there is no hope.. once an idea is implanted there is no return to zero ... and panic about excessive gas prices of $2.89???? excessive is $5.00 a gallon... and i am not sure $5 is bad... it would make more people per car... therfore fewer cars per road.. altho thaT IDEA DID NOT WORK WITH CIGARETTES-- I REMEMBER A PACK WAS 18 CENTS. WITH 2 PENNIES IN THE CELOPHANE WHEN YOU BOUGHT FROM A MACHINE.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
why would chaos falling mean i need new pajamas???? let me count the ways....night before last.... that would be tuesday- wednesday overnight... chaos went to get off the sofa in the sunroom. and missed hitting the blue non slip stuff on the floor.... her back end just went and she could not get up.
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That is an emergency and the general instruction for emergencies is to wake up CArlene---which is what they did. Carlene ambled quickly to the scene of the accident having been roused out of deep sleep to quickly analyze the situation and the available equipment. Now chaos is quite used to my coming to help her so she just very good just waited there for me to take 5 seconds to figure out what I was going to do---- so I moved the bed on the floor over right in front of her and then with great difficulty I bent over and managed to get my hands under her rear end sort of lift and shove so she landed on that bed which would be fine and comfortable for the entire night. The problem was the bend over -----I never will be able to stop and think ---there's a camera watching ---before I try and deal with some dog emergency.---- Fortunately Linda at home had seen this developing and somehow managed to delete the photo of my efforts to get chaos in the bed. However the whole picture was on just long enough for a few people to make the suggestion that I might be better off with a new pair of pajamas. Please don't everybody send me pajamas I'll go buy a pair ---it's time---- but the story doesn't end there. Whatever happens on camera is going to get comments--- so aside from deciding I need needed new pajamas, the call quickly went up --- why didn't carlene use the dog lifting device ??? well she didn't use the lifting device because it was over by the front door and I was in the sunroom there would also be the added complication if you're going to lift something it implies you get the lifter underneath the lifteeeee.. chaos ‘s entire frame was on the floor-- her back legs stretching forward to her front armpits so that all 150 pounds we're pretty much flat out.. so to get the lifter underneath her would be more problem then just try to lift it to get her moved -----so although I did not use the approved method, people were relatively kind on that score. Most people we're very kind it had a grand time with the bend over pajama problem.and why was carlene becoming a plumber?? .. but then we got into "why did carlene have to lift her? I thought lynn was running the place.". So that topic went around---- someone finally told that group that Llynn lives about an hour away and it's just not one of those things I could let happen without trying to fix it myself.. So although I am absolutely delighted to be relieved of the basic running of the place, crazy acres just cannot be hammered into a perfect job description for anybody ----there is no way you could anticipate the things that happen here.. You could nearly write an entire book on the topic of chaos falling down in the first place.. so to try and put that one happening into a job description would just not be possible.. Fortunately chaos is used to my working with her when she falls---and I certainly don't mind getting out of bed to help her back on her feet.. that's not a problem... Once she has all four feet under her she generally just walks off---- it's the slightest slide sideways that makes her just collapse. We have covered nearly the whole for first floor with that wonderful pig company’s blue stuff is the best I can do I think the company name. something about pig----- it is wonderful but we missed the Patch right where she chose to get off the sofa and one foot slid and down she went...
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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
i always used a 60 cc syringe to baste any turkey i was cooking ( about once every 8 years) -- i did expiriment with that-- and it does work as loing as teh goo is very fluid to fit thru the needle.... and i was thrillede to find teh huge stainless steel syringe/ impliment with which one gave fluids to one end of a horse or the other.... which i now use to distribute keroscene to start the fireplace..... sooooooooooo