Haha thanks Leah!
I haven't had gluten since Monday and man, I feel SO much better. WAY less "dead" on the inside. I feel like I'm thinking more clearly, not having to drag myself through the motions of each day..it's really great. And, traditionally I've been one of those skinny girls with a belly that sticks around no matter how much core work I do (ab shaped belly anyone? Lololol!), but it's totes disappearing!!!!!
Yes please, sign me UP!
I'm super tired from the week but I still feel "good", as in, I'm not so exhausted that I feel like I might die at any second.
I don't precisely WANT to be gluten intolerant but if I continue to feel this good, well, I'm REALLY not complaining.
On the horse/goat front, they're all SUPER meshing as a herd. It's perfect. Today I got home and Lacey had "lost" the goats so she was up in her "safe place" (by the gate) - she was super happy to see me.
I feel so bad for her this week, she's been feeling a bit neglected since all I really have time for in the morning/evening is mucking her stall, maybe brushing her face, feeding her, and getting her more water. Then I have to leave.
Basically, I have class from 10am-4pm everyday, about a 2.5hr commute (total - heading out and coming home), and then there's the whole taking care of myself issue. So pretty much I wake up at 6am, am at the pasture by 7am, done by 8am, leaving home by 8:10, school by 9:30, then classclassclass, then the train at 4pm, back with L by about 5:30pm, then home+dinner at 6:30pm, THEN I get to rest.
Thank the LORD I don't have school tomorrow. 3 day weekend every week, wuuuut! I'm looking forward to 3 days of horsey time.
Anyway, due to this "neglect", Lacey hadn't been groomed all week and she ended up scratching off more of her butt fur due to gnats biting up her lady parts. :((( Today I gave her and her lady parts a good hosing off with the pressure washer and she loved it. Its a true sign that she likes it when she doesn't need to be tied/held at all to be hosed and this evening she let me get her totally wet and really clean without moving a muscle. Then she went trot/cantering all the way from the gate down to the shed. I think that's probably a good sign that that was what she wanted! Haha
Then. Of course, she stood at the shed tossing her head and neighing at me to move my slow-poke patootie a bit faster.
I'm SO glad she has the goats - I would be so much more worried about her and spending so little time with her if she were all alone. So thankful!
Speaking of the goats, they're doing great!
I need to get Hazel some kind of dog blanket for the winter though - the other day when it as frosty in the morning she was shivering SO badly when I got there at 7am and continued for who knows how long - she was still shivering when I left. :( Poor dear!
Atticus is literally growing like a weed. He's now bigger than Hazel and he was shorter than her by a couple inches just a few weeks ago!! He's also really filling out. It's great! He's going to be a big guy, I think!
Oh yeah! Speaking of the goats, THIS MORNING THEY WERE PLAYING together!!! It was the CUTEST thing ever. They were gently locking horns, hopping around at each other, Hazel even "reared" at Atticus...she also flipped him over her back while "sparring".. hahahaha But yeah, they seemed to be really having fun. Atticus wasn't pitifully baahing or anything and Hazel was prancing around too. Suuuper cute.
And that is, unfortunately all for now. I'll try to take some pictures tomorrow. I'm hoping to spend as much time as humanly possible with the animals tomorrow so yknow. :)