Tuesday, June 13, 2006


This is my friend Sandi teaching me how to rope. It's as fun as it looks. I practiced for several weeks and then I went and roped one of my goats on the first try! The funny thing is, then I didn't know what to do with him! I let him run around a while and when he got tired, he was ready for me to take the rope from around his neck. He's a little friendlier toward me now (that's not saying he's very friendly at all, really). I'm going to keep roping him and the others in and pretty soon maybe they'll let me pet them. Here's hoping....

Sunday, June 11, 2006


Yesterday, we hit a record high of 102 degrees. Today, we tied the record at 100. It's beginning to get dry since there's been no rain. There's a 20% chance in the morning. The nights and mornings have been in the 70s and the evenings have been pleasant. I've been sitting on the porch as night falls.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Brick patio

The latest addition. Laying the bricks was fun. I now plan to get some more (these were in the barn) and make the patio/walkway more expansive. I used the "basket weave" pattern. I have since filled in the ctacks with the crushed gravel stuff I got at the sand lot.