Thursday, February 25, 2010

Stressful afternoon...

Came back from our walk to find this going on in the barn lot. Way too much excitement around here. The doe goats are getting pretty heavy now only 5 to 6 weeks before the kids start arriving. Everyone loves the sun. For you horse lovers: The horse's registered name is Cloud's Bay Malinda, a Missouri Fox Trotter. Better know here as Wendy.

Ice Water Anyone?

Can you believe it..sunshine 3 days in a row...took another walk with the dogs and a few goats. It was 12 degrees this morning but has warmed up to about 35 degrees..a spring day... ha..

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Enjoying the Sunshine

Took a little walk with my dogs Trance and Beka... It was COLD, about 20 degrees. At least the ankle deep mud was frozen. It has been well below the average temperature here for the last 6 months. It should be in the mid to upper 40's here this time of the year..haven't seen that yet! So much for global warming...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

One Year Later...Jobs created Zero...

February 17, 2009

Gov. Nixon's statement on the Tuscumbia Bridge job-creation project
Moments before launching the first economic recovery project in the nation, Gov. Jay Nixon visits with workers at the Missouri Department of Transportation construction site on Route 17 at Tuscumbia, Mo. Gov. Nixon today kicked off construction on the Tuscumbia bridge project just minutes after President Barack Obama signed the federal economic recovery bill. Gov. Nixon is committed to using the resources Missouri receives under the federal recovery act to create jobs, enhance Missouri’s infrastructure and turn the state’s economy around.

TUSCUMBIA, Mo. -- Moments after President Barack Obama signed the federal economic recovery bill, Gov. Jay Nixon kicked off construction at the Route 17 Bridge over the Osage River in Tuscumbia. The Tuscumbia project is one of the first economic recovery initiatives in the nation and is a first step in Gov. Nixon's plan to use the stimulus dollars to create jobs and turn Missouri's economy around.

Gov. Nixon released the following statement regarding the project:

"During these difficult economic times, too many Missourians are out of work, and too many families are struggling to make ends meet. The federal recovery bill is a tremendous opportunity to jumpstart economic growth and create new jobs in Missouri. By investing in job training and education, enhancing our infrastructure and embracing science and technology, we will get Missourians back to work over the short run and forever transform our economy. This construction project at Tuscumbia is the first step in that process, and we look forward to beginning many additional projects in the weeks to come."

View Missouri Department of Transportation news release

A sign of Spring!

With all the CRAZY weather we have had this winter front after another leaving us starving for sunshine I found one little sign (Daffodils) this morning that spring is very close..(and yes we do have SUNSHINE today!!!)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

As Eagles Fly...

Returning home from the Lake of Ozarks this morning we saw a gathering of Eagles....there were 11 in a group in a couple trees. We rushed home for the camera. Many of the people that live in the area have counted as many as 40 in a group...They are AMAZING Birds!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wishing for Spring!!!

With yet another winter storm warning...for another 2" to 5" of snow in the next couple days...I am desparate for spring weather.. I found this picture of John (aka "The Old Goat") feeding one of our bottle babies last year.. Our kids will start arriving in just 8 weeks!!!

I just looked out the window...the snow has started!!