Laughing with Goats
Two weeks ago Melissa had three vertebrae in her neck fused. She was in great pain the first week, but did much better the second week. (Yea, Percoset! Yea, Valium!) And this week she’s taking fewer of the pain meds. She has at least six weeks of not lifting more than 20 pounds.
So I’m Head Farmer! Haven’t killed anything yet, so it’s going well. 🙂 But winter dumped a foot of snow on us last weekend, so that makes everything harder. After two hours of outside work every day (chores, shoveling snow, bringing in firewood, etc.) I’m beat.
But my newest antidote for exhaustion is watching baby goats (someone else’s!) We have friends in CO who are professional videographers. They spent hours filming the baby cashmere goats on the farm across the road. The result is two DVDs: Giggle with the Goats, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.
I don’t care how old our friends and family are—everyone we know is getting one of these for Christmas.
Here’s a little taste. (The grey goat with the white ears is named Paloma.)
And here’s the link where you can buy the DVDs ($12.95 each): www.gigglewiththegoats.com
So here’s hoping that if you’re recovering from surgery or slogging through the snow every day to feed cattle and sheep, you still can find something to laugh at!