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Re: Still having weather!

  • Subject: Re: Still having weather!
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 18:18:05 -0600

Congrats on the new babies and have a god trip.  Glad you have a reliable
neighbor to keep an eye on things.  I'm critter sitting for one of my
neighbors too, she left for San Antonio about an hour ago.

On 2/13/09, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI <
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
> It's been cold, dry since Monday but grey and cloudy outside at the
> moment and supposed to start raining again today. Maybe snow. Every day
> they change their minds about what the next day's weather is going to
> do. It's changing so fast that our local paper gave up trying, their
> article says "Be prepared for anything".   Which would be a lot funnier
> if we weren't trying to get out of town over the weekend. And even that
> wouldn't be a big deal if we didn't have newborn lambs outside.
> I waited anxiously for our remaining ewe to lamb so we can leave on our
> planned trip.  She went off her feed two days ago - okay if she's going
> into labor shortly, otherwise a bad sign - and I was out there biting my
> nails. I finally convinced myself last night we needed to treat her for
> ketosis, which is something they can get when the growing fetal lambs
> take up too much of their body resources, but when we went out with all
> our meds she was in labor. Twins. WHEW.  It's very cold out but all
> seems well, although of course now I'm going to worry about rain getting
> everything all mucky again with us not home to check on them. I probably
> worry too much. We have a competent neighbor who is happy to help out,
> no doubt it will be fine.
> Hopefully the weather will not follow us since the trip is to go
> horseback riding...the forecast looks acceptable though. I should have
> four days at home afterwards and if the weather cooperates I'm going to
> attack the gardens.  Just getting all those leaves up makes a huge
> difference; a couple weeks ago I spent only an hour digging up seedling
> weed trees, I felt so much better looking at the area after that I can't
> believe I didn't do it sooner.
> That's the thing about gardening vs. what I do for a paycheck...you can
> actually see what you've done at the end of the day!
> Hope everyone is staying warm and dry.
> Cyndi
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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