Today is the last day of the Pa State Farm Show and I’m ready to go home. Ready for my nice clean and comfortable bed and a good home cooked meal.
I’m sitting here writing this post with a little electric heater beside me. I was actually shivering most of the night. It is a lot warmer here though than at home. Vince called me this morning to tell me all of our pipes are frozen including the water in the toilet. He said he has the coal stove going and the furnace running. Our house is normally 75 to 80 degrees in the winter with just the coal stove going. I am not sure I am ready to return to the arctic blast that my house has become while I was away.
Yesterday was the Open Goat Show. Last year was our first year we participated and we did OK. This year we did much better. My Hazel Rose got 3rd place in her class. By Golly It’s Holly got 8th and Petunia got 10th in a class of 17. My sweet little Snubians who are only 3 months old made their first ADGA show debut placed 1st and 2nd. Cream got 1st, Cookie got 2nd. We were over the top and couldn’t be happier. We came to the Farm Show with 5 dairy goats and are leaving with 9. I purchased 4 Saanens from Todd Biddle while I was here.
So, the goats did well, the kids had a blast, and I am worn out. I’m headed back home to frozen pipes, frozen toilets, and kidding season is 13 days away. I miss my dogs, miss my cats, and miss my herd of goats. I plan on loving up all my critters when I get back, making a nice hot meal, then relaxing in a tub of hot water (if I can get the pipes unfrozen that is), and then crawling into my bed for a good night’s rest. You all will have to wait a few days until I get caught up on chores, laundry, and cleaning my house for more Farm Show Pics…