Wishing I could go back to bed. I got up around 1 AM and brought Reese (BC puppy) out. This is not the time of year to have a little puppy. It’s cold out at 1 AM. Unfortunately, I did not fall back to a good sleep after that so I’m dragging.
I don’t know what it is, but in the morning after I take Reese out to potty and then come back in the house and put him in his crate so I can make coffee and Wally’s lunch, he goes through a screaming fit! He did the same thing yesterday morning.
Brought Sampson, the LGD puppy to the Amish family yesterday. That took a huge dent out of the day. So far, so good with him. Hopefully he’ll work out there. As I was driving out their driveway, I saw a coyote near a pond on their property. It seemed like a good omen. Interestingly, Rose, our adult LGD, did not care much for Sampson. She’s fine with Reese. Maybe Rose doesn’t want to share her job at this time. We know Gel doesn’t want to share his job. Gel doesn’t want to share anything. I told Wally this morning, over the puppy screaming, that it would be a good long time before we brought on a little puppy again. It’s a whole lot of work!
When I go out to milk the cows, Penny will be standing at the entry way to the milk shed looking up at me as if to say, “it’s about time.” Gwen will likely be lying down and it takes a good bit of time to get her up and going in the right direction to be milked. Damn, I hate the thought of taking her to the processor on the 15th. I want to call and postpone and postpone and postpone, but I can’t.
Today, the plan is to get some housecleaning and white laundry done. It’s going to be overcast and cool all day. Lovely. We’ve had a lot of overcast days lately, but virtually no rain. If it’s going to be overcast, why can’t it just rain too?
I best get going and at least get the milking done. I’ll be hauling a good bit of hay this morning which does not help my asthma. Agh … Could how I feel be due to the dark days of winter? It isn’t even winter yet …
Until later …