The Talk Show

I just love the dialog we’ve got going!  I wish I had a better format but my blog “guy” won’t even answer me much less put my email address at the top of the page so I don’t think a change in format is in the cards.  Do you gals read the comments?  They are almost as good as interviewing people although this week it almost sounds like I was fishing for compliments.  I wasn’t but thank you.

You just loved Ben’s picture, didn’t you?  So did I and can only hope his treatment continues to go well.

We can see a definite improvement in Faye.  I’ve been making her chicken and rice and she’s been eating!  She takes her 2 meds without much resistance and when Rick got home today, she ran to jump in his truck.  I’ve told you how she loves going to the barn and while she sniffs around, I have my IPad with me.  We were in the goat pen and these guys kept staring at us.

And Baby Moo is looking simply scary with her winter hair still working its way out.  Ugh!

Emma lost her winter coat a long time ago.  Doesn’t she look good?


27 thoughts on “The Talk Show

  1. Donna Sproston

    Do the school children from Garner get to come and visit the farm? I am sure some that actually live on farms have never seen goats and chickens up close and personal. Glad to hear that Faye is doing better with all your tlc.

  2. Donna O

    Mary your four legged pets are so cute and Emma looks like she got all spiffed up for her photo. I so enjoy reading your posts. You are such a wonderful keeper of animals and love seeing the quilts you churn out. You inspire me to be more productive.

  3. Rose Mikulski

    So glad to hear about Faye! And Emma looking just gorgeous. Oooh, that is one ugly goat coat report. BTW, what’s this about talk show? I’ve been pushing you to do a reality TV show for the past few years. I still can see you rounding up the dogs at night on the riding lawn motor, sneaking up on the goats who were picking on Emma in the dark, etc.

  4. Eleanor from RI

    Your goats are awesome. They are so adorable. Our neighbor had goats but then they moved to TX, along with the llama, their cats and dog. Still miss their animals. So now, I only get to see pictures of your goats, chickens, cats and dogs, and Faye, who I am hoping will completely recover. Keeping my fingers crossed. And my eyes, too!

  5. Karen

    Oh My! Can hardly figure out where Baby Moo really is except for feet and horns! You should “do something” with this picture — a puzzle or something to make one think — do we name it “Moo needs a haircut”? Can you do anything with the hair that comes out???? Must be SOME kind of crafty thing you can figure out how to use it …

  6. ANITA Fetzer

    The goats look wonderful. I’m so happy Faye is doing better. When our Razzy was I’ll I made her food too. Brown rice and ground turkey. She loved it and she did well for a long time. Hope she continues to feel better. Best to that darling little Ben too.

  7. PJ

    So love hearing how Ben n Faye are getting along sending prayers to get both of them better…also my husband n I both love all your animal pictures, thanks ever so much for your blog…Have a great weekend!!!PJ

  8. Gina

    My grandmother, who lived across the road when I was growing up, had Nubian goats. Grandma could not drink cows milk but drank goats milk instead. She was so proud of her goats, especially if they had triplets. They were so cute at play, especially when they played King of the Hill on the back of the sheep buck. He paid them no attention!
    I enjoy your pictures of your goats. Brings back so many good memories.
    So happy to hear that Faye is feeling better!

  9. Diane

    Emma is so regal looking. Our grand daughter Emma thinks it’s cool that you have a goat named Emma! She shows Chinchillas as her 4-H project. There’s another animal for you, Mary.

    Hurray for Faye! I’m so happy she’s doing better. Our son in Cleveand are is going to get 7 inches of snow tomorrow. Welcome Spring! Ha.

  10. Betty Klosterman

    We read all the comments including going back to see if there are new comments. It is almost like we are all in the same “room” and are sharing our lives, family, interests, etc. Everything is being shared and enjoyed – both the good and the bad. It sure does help us thru all of it, too. I was an only child and was never around human babies, but I sure go for the little animals. We always had a little blue box of salve to use when I got ringworm from playing with the calves. Used to play in the tank until Dad put bullheads in to eat the green stuff. We always caught bullheads and suckers in the Iowa River and I always got horned. Childhood!

  11. Gina

    Oh! I forgot to ask your advice. I have been on a quilting retreat and got home last night. This morning when I let my chickens out I noticed one of my hens stumbling around. It seemed that she was having a hard time seeing. I caught her and it does seem she can not see very well – maybe shadows. I stuck her beak in water, she was very thirsty. I then clicked on the side of a bowl and after several attempts she finally pecked and realized it was food and ate voraciously. What do you think could have caused this? Is there a possible recovery? I have her in a box now in the house. What would you do?

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Gina – any other symptoms? Is she eating in the house? Go online and see what you can learn. I am clueless. See if chickens can go blind. I don’t know.

  12. Dianne H.

    I’m so happy to hear that Faye is showing definite improvement. She is a cutie.

  13. Ann Barlament

    A good friend of mine buys her dogs food from and if you are looking for a recommendation for dehydrators, she uses Nesco American Havest Snackmaster (model # FD-61).

    Glad to hear that you’ve found food that Faye will eat!!

  14. Felicia Hamlin

    Good news about Faye. God is good and he loves all his creatures. Remember : “His eye is on the sparrow” and of course, the dogs, the cats, the goats….

    Have a nice week end, Felicia

  15. Lizzie

    She looks very good! I love to read the comments just as much as these posts and pictures. Looks like you’ve got spring in your part of the world.

  16. Paula

    Just love checking in each day. It is like the Goat Gazette daily…..You stay so busy but we have to do that when we are our age. So happy Ben and Faye are doing better. Faye is fortunate to have a good momma to make her chicken and rice. Paula in KY

  17. Diana W

    It makes my heart sing to hear that Faye is doing better. Sometimes the only medicine they need is our love. Punkin I doing great so far. She is eating better and actually slept with me all night. She never does that, so I know she’s feeling better.
    We are far apart, but feel like we are sharing our journeys. Thank you!
    Oh, I LOVE the goat pics! I share with a co-worker who love the tine goats and is thinking of adding some to her farm in Prairie City. She just got chickens and her son who is 7 loves those!

  18. sandy

    Wonderful news about Faye….it is so very difficult when they won’t eat! I love all of your pictures….thanks for sharing your stories. Have a happy weekend 🙂

  19. Emily

    So happy to hear about Faye eating! Yes, I read the comments and I love your blog no matter how you think it looks.

    Take care.

  20. bernadette

    I love reading your farm news, Mary. And I very much enjoy the little peeks into your life that you make possible. It is like we are one big family, not separated by the miles at all. I was around goats once, and they are such characters — like dogs, in a way. So happy Faye is responding well to the special diet and meds. And happy to hear good news about little Ben, too.

  21. Carolyn

    It is so good to hear Faye is eating. Your pictures always bring out a smile and a giggle.

  22. Shirley

    Such great news! First Ben and now Faye. Thanks for making my day even better.

  23. Pat Williams

    So glad for the good news about Ben and Faye–both are eating! Yeah! I do read the comments and this blog reminds me of a funny story from my childhood. We always went to Grandma’s house for Sunday dinner and she would talk to Mom about the Driftmiers and what they had done that week. I remember the name, Frederick but that is only one I can remember. I asked Mom why these relatives never came to dinner with us. She explained that they weren’t really family–they were actually people on a radio show that Grandma listened to during the week. There was a magazine, Kitchen-Klatter that also talked about all their activities. They lived in Shenandoah Ia which is SW Ia. Grandma talked about these people like they were family and I just couldn’t figure out why we had never met them. This blog reminds me of that “family”that Grandma thought so much about. I have several friends that subscribe to this blog and we often talk about the animals or quilt projects that you are doing–just like the big family we are. Thanks for sharing your life with us! Pat

  24. Jane dumler

    Good to hear Faye is doing better. I remember the day I came home and found two sheep sitting on the couch in the living room–the kids thought it was a riot. Of course they were behind this prank. Thought I would never get them out of the house and down the stairs. When our Jessie was ill the vet had us add canned green beans into the rice and meat mix. She loved the combination.. Take care And my love to Connie and little Ben. ,

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