That must have been my millionth yawn today. I am soooo sleepy! I woke up several times last night and when I fell back to sleep slept very lightly. I DID NOT want to go to work today, but I get an occurrence if I miss a day and so many of those leads to getting fired. I’m trying to save them up for when I really need them, not just because I’m tired, so I in fact went to work today. And almost fell asleep on the drive in. Will possibly be going to bed before midnight tonight.
Our poor puppies have to wear their cones for a full other week! We had taken off their cones on the eighth night instead of waiting the full 10 days because they seemed to be leaving their sutures alone but the next day Benny’s left back foot was irritated (there goes yawn one million and one) and upon closer inspection looked like he had popped a suture. I called the vet and they said to bring him in. Once I got there the vet berated me (nicely) about taking off the e-collar too soon. Apparently Benny had been working on his foot for awhile and tugged out a suture and licked the incision open again. Now both puppies are back in their collars for another week! Luca’s business was looking ok but we didn’t want to take any chances, so he got the collar as well. They hate the collars and we hate the collars; those bitches are sharp and the dogs unwittingly use them as battering rams. I think the bruises my legs are from them. They’ve knocked down Ez a fair few times and anytime he is near the stairs I think they are going to send him flying. It’s gotten to the point where if Ezra is on the floor (just walking or whatever) and he seems the puppies coming he immediately falls to the ground and gets in the fetal position. The puppies, of course, then mug him. We will all be happy when the pups are all healed and no longer wearing the e-collars.
We celebrated Ezra’s third birthday a few days early and had some family over to share the evening with, so that was nice. Ezra loves it when his cousins come over and I love it because they are so good with him…and also because they wear him out! I just do not have the stamina to play chase games like I did when I was young.
When we had the rabbits I had to go out there every evening to feed and water them and I’d collect the chicken eggs while I was in the area. Ever since I got rid of the rabbits I haven’t been out there, so it’s been up to Jesse to go gather eggs when he takes care of the chickens. The chickens are fairly self sufficient, or at least they are for a few days, which means we don’t collect eggs but every third or fourth day now, so it always looks like a mountain of eggs when Jesse brings them in.
Sometimes I think we should just live off eggs instead of buying meat, but eggs get old really quickly and I can only eat so much quiche in a week. Speaking of quiche, we’ve made a deal with my sister where she will make us pie crusts and we will trade her eggs for them. Seems like a good barter to me.
One of the blogs I read was saying she wanted to live off her own animals and produce for 2015, just buying things like toilet paper and gas, stuff like that. I think it’s a noble endeavor. I also think if I tried that my family would starve. Maybe someday I will be able to meal plan and figure out what to do with the garden produce. I watch YouTube videos of home canners and they have wall upon wall of canned goods and while I’m very envious of it, I also think that’s an enormous amount of time spent canning corn (for example) when I can just go to Costco and get a 12-pack. I do recognize that there is a difference in quality and a satisfaction in knowing that was *your* food, but I’m a lazy girl.
Speaking of the garden, the tomatoes are still ripening and are delicious. We’ve given a lot of them to the chickens when the tomatoes start to go bad, but we don’t seem to get enough of them at once time to make any big batches of anything. I planted pickling cucumbers this year and harvested the veg but didn’t actually do anything with them, they are all still sitting on my kitchen floor in a paper bag. I’ll probably give them to the chickens sometime soon.