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Two Goats and a Donkey!

Monday, April 5, 2021

Oh Monday, why do you always have to be such a bitch? Mondays are always rough, but today was rough rough rough! At least today there was a nice mix of nice people in with the ones I probably wouldn't piss on to put out a fire, so I guess it wasn't all bad, but it just always seems like it is. But at least it's over with, and that's the important thing in my book. I made it through! Well, we made it through, because I know I wasn't the only one to have a rough Monday. Gentle reader, I'm very glad you made it through as well! Now to get through the rest of the week!

On one of my breaks today, I took Max and Maggie out for a stroll in the backyard. I really shouldn't let Maggie stroll as far as I do, since without claws she's completely defenseless outside if something were to happen. But I always keep an eye on her, although granted that wouldn't help much if a stray (or neighborhood) dog were to come running through the yard. But so far so good, I just hope our good luck continues to hold on there! She so loves going outside now, so I feel bad when I don't let her go for whatever reason. Max enjoyed some of the sunshine, even laying down in the sun for a bit while I was keeping an eye on everyone (and on the time, I only get 15 minutes on my breaks).

Going back to last night for a moment, the light in the fountain and 3 of the four solar lights work really well. I'll have to change out the fourth one that doesn't want to work with one of the others I have stored in the back. The first row of pictures below are of the courtyard area as a whole, then a focused image on the water fountain, and then an extreme closeup to see the individual lights in the ring around the bubbler. My phone camera doesn't capture the light very well until it's right up on top of it; just kind of overwhelms the lens with all light from a slight distance. But even that is pretty and elegant in and of itself; almost makes the fountain look like a glowing, bubbling cauldron in the middle of the yard. Which would be great for Halloween! I guess it can sorta work for Easter too, especially if you go by the older traditions.

The second row of pictures, and the first picture on the last row, are of Maggie and Max in the backyard enjoying themselves. And then the last 2 are of Max and myself, one towards the end of my shift when he was in my lap trying to encourage me to take him on his evening walk, and then after the walk when were just sitting and relaxing in the living room.

This evening, I spoke with my next-door-neighbor (to the south of me - for reference, my house faces east, and my plot of land runs 270 or so feet from east to west, and then 90 feet or so north to south, and the street is on my eastern border). That's the first time I've seen her to talk to in quite a while. I of course passed along some eggs to her; I had enough to offer her 10 eggs, but she only wanted 6 since she lives alone. I rather like being the egg baron (hmm...George the Egg Baron) of the neighborhood lol. I still want to add to my flock and of course I want all the animals too - the goats, pigs, miniature cattle, ducks, geese, donkeys, rabbits...I so want a farm somewhere. I really need to look into making that happen.

Ok, it's time to wrap this up and get it up on the blog. Have a wonderful night, gentle reader, and tomorrow is another, and a better, day!


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