I just spent the last hour writing up a wonderful blog post. It was full of great information as to why handcrafted soap is more beneficial for the skin than store bought soaps. I broke down each ingredient I put into my soaps and told about the different benefits of them. It was a well thought out, informative blog. Then I hit the post button, like I do each day. I clicked on the link, only to find that over half of the post did not transfer over. Are you kidding me??? It is now after 10pm. We made it home from the campground this afternoon. We were busy checking all of the animals, cleaning the camper inside and out, doing laundry, making supper, and my hubby preparing to go back on shift tomorrow. Needless to say, I'm pretty beat. I don't have it in me tonight to go back and rewrite all of that information, so I will plan on having that as my blog post tomorrow night.
When we got home today, one of the first things I did was go out and check on all of the animals. Somehow, our dog Maggie, had found her way into our neighbor's yard and couldn't figure out how to get back into our yard. I can only assume that she went in to the pasture and snuck through the fencing somewhere. Luckily, our neighbor is my husband's aunt and Maggie is a good dog. Her decision making is sometimes questionable.
When I started observing the goats, I noticed Holly was slightly limping on her front right leg. I brought her into the barn and got her up on the milk stand to check her out. I couldn't find any sign of injury, but she will only put a little weight on it. We assume that maybe she sprained it or stepped wrong while we were gone. I will continue to monitor her condition to see if she needs to be looked at by our vet. There is no swelling or tenderness in the leg, but she did push back against me when I was feeling around her shoulder area, so she may have just stepped wrong or possibly been butted by another goat.
My crew enjoyed the camping getaway immensely. They are already planning their next trip, although I'm not sure when it will be. They were more than happy to help wash the camper, get laundry going, and bring in items we needed to take out of the camper. I'm very proud of my little crew. It didn't take them long to pass out once they hit their beds tonight. We will all be getting some much needed rest in our own beds tonight. There is nothing quite like coming home after a trip. As much fun as it is to be gone, I love being in my own environment with my family and my farm animals. Now, I'm going to say a little prayer that this post will go up correctly since this will be the 3rd attempt. Until tomorrow, may you all sleep well and wake up feeling renewed in the morning!