Life’s a circus
December 1st, 2011 at 2:18 pm
Posted by Allena in About Allena,breeding,Farm Stuff,Goats,poop,The Ranch

Christmas is going to be a mess this year.  On the plus side, I am not journeying through the country via donkey  months pregnant!!!  So let’s keep it in perspective.

The roof is done, the neighbor was kind enough to send a repairman over to finish it up.  I do her websites….and I guess she wants me to work on them instead of the roof!  LOL

Speaking of which they sell awesome headstalls, breast collars and reins as well as saddles and saddle blankets.  All Horse Tack is 25% off through new years!

So, please share these text links with your friends!  I have been working hard on increasing the google ranking of this site, and at this point I really just need text links with keyword terms in them.  Preferably on horse related sites if any of you frequent them.  If not, your blog, facebook and any where you can place a link would be so appreciated!

In other news, I have a blog on Riata Leather Horse Tack now too!

If you visit you will find out that anyone posting a keyword text link, or facebook like, share or etc has a chance to win a beautiful western headstall plus FREE shipping to boot!  We will be giving away three headstalls to entrents, and please note Free shipping only in the continental US!

On other topics, the goats all appear to have settled so we can relax and get some maintenance done.  Still have to give boluses, trim feet and wash ears.  I should also do some random fecal tests and possibly worm everyone.

Hopefully the foundation will be completed soon and we can start building the addition!

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September 15th, 2011 at 8:18 am
Posted by Allena in The Ranch

Remember the kitchen floor?   I’ve tried to block it from my memory, but the unfinished kitchen keeps reminding me.  I fall cleaned my fiber room and discovered the floor is rotted there too.  Yippee!

So we will be tearing that room off, and rebuilding a modest addition.  I should mention that we also have to put a new roof on the place.  Double Yippee!

While I am happy with the prospect of rationalizing the purchase  of many new tools, I’m intimidated because Beau just started a new job…and has very few days off.  So this basically means that Dominic and I must do the bulk of this work, and it must be done before Winter.


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July 2nd, 2011 at 10:10 am
Posted by Allena in About Allena

I guess I just don’t feel that interesting.  I also had a very bad blog incident, which I think I am over now, and ready to go on expressing my thoughts and feelings.  As this is my blog, it’s sort of what it’s for but it is hard when people get angry at you, or whatever because they don’t agree.  This blog isn’t and never was about pointing fingers at individuals but a means of me working through my own issues or things I am struggling with.  It can’t always be fun and upbeat, sometimes I’m a drag too.  This is the place where I just get to be me, good, bad and ugly.

I have not knitted, or spun or sewn anything in a long time.  I just don’t seem to have time.  The last year has been kind of life altering, what with Beau being diagnosed with epilepsy and the life changes that has made happen.  When we were going through that I kind of got into certain habits and haven’t broken out of them.

I kind of feel lost in a way because I want to be creative, but find very little motivation for it right now.  It’s a lot like when I graduated from college.  I did not want to see a painting, paint brush or anything to do with 2D art for about 6 months.  I was just burned out.  I’m pretty burned out this year on everything it seems, struggling a little with mild depression.  I’m trying to find how things should be.

I have been making sketches of goat skeletons of all things LOL.  Everyone is doing great, Vincent is a big boy now 18 months old.  We are not excpecting another baby as of yet.

I hope to start writing here again, and getting my life back on track with my interests.  I need some me time too you know.  There are a lot of people I enjoyed via my blog that I miss.  Love you all and hope to hear from you soon!

June 18th, 2010 at 9:04 am
Posted by Allena in About Allena

My arm that is, good ol lefty.

I’m doing fine but life is different right now. I can’t do anything fun.

May 10th, 2010 at 10:52 am
Posted by Allena in Lambing,Lard Butt Ledger

Sorry! Still no pics of lambys but they sure are cute!  We have one more, making the count -

Manhatten single ram lamb, mimosa ram and ewe, piper ram and ewe, tassell – ram.

I had to write it out to get it straight in my head.  Anyhow, so 4 rams, 2 ewes and two more ewes left to lamb.

I still weigh 220 pounds gah!

BUT I measured my self and my measurements are now  42,37,45 so I’m down from  43,39,48 – Heh, I lost one, two, three inches for a total of 6 inches!  So I am making progress!  Yay!

May 7th, 2010 at 4:54 pm
Posted by Allena in Lambing,Lard Butt Ledger

Well I an feeling better and making some good changes. I look smaller, but I weigh the same. I am actually jogging now, but had to stop because I overdid it and my knees were hurting.  So I’m slowing it down.

On another note, lambing has begun.

so far 2 girls, 3 boys – all spotted.

April 14th, 2010 at 9:33 am
Posted by Allena in Lard Butt Ledger

I has a shame.

I have gained weight since the baby was born. I am now back to my pre birth weight.

So I am going to do these things this week.  And next week hopefully I will do something better.

I weigh 220 pounds today. I wear a size 18- my measurements are 43, 39, 48 – hoping to see some of these numbers smaller next week.

I am going to eat breakfast everyday for a week.

I am going to only snack on fruit/veggies

No sweets

I’m going to walk and say a Rosary 3 times (takes about 20 minutes)

I’m going to drink 64 oz of water

I’m going to try to eat only until I am no longer hungry.

Seems daunting now that I wrote it out.

I will also be posting a picture soon, so that I can track my progress there too.