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by Monica Melograna-Ward

The freelance work that I would be working on right now has been delayed a few days, so I seem to be taking the opportunity to write some blogs. It was not planned out and it is not as if I don’t have a thousand other things to do, but I am stealing a little time for myself. Writing feels good.

Everyone is fed and watered for the morning, bills are paid (for the most part) and our son got out the door to school. There are house chores to do and chicken coops to build and errands to run. And I sit here writing.

My Fall surgery helped out a lot. I am not completely pain free, but I am able to do more and more as the months march on. Being able to get some sleep has benefited me greatly. The neck pain keeping me tossing and turning to get comfortable all night long was really driving me insane.

I can use the computer and drive now as long as I pace myself. If I overdue it, I pay the price dearly with the sensitive nerves (the ones that were crushed between cervical vertebrae) retaliate as if they were yet again being compressed.

That’s more than enough on that subject. Let’s move on to more fun things on the farmette!

Waiting for Abbey – Update:

The “goats begin to bag up with milk starting about a month before kidding” rule does not necessarily apply to Abbey. She started in at the end of January and it is now March the 7th.

She has decided to be friendly again, at least for today. For the past month, she has been aloof and even though she is carrying a lot of extra weight, can out run me.

Abbey is obviously pregnant

We just purchased a surveillance camera to see who is coming down the driveway… It is presently be used not only for security, but as goat TV. It is a good way to keep an eye on Abbey as she comes down the final stretch.

Her milk bag is really full now and last night her kids positioned themselves to look like torpedoes sticking out of her sides. They are back in place today. The birth is imminent. Our original guess was two but there might even be three babies in there.

Pretty girl

I know that the minute I am not paying attention or out and about grocery shopping, Abbey’s kids will arrive.

She seems content to keep her kids on the inside for now.

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