Feb 26, 2012

Ron Paul rally in OK City!

WOW!  Yesterday was a GREAT, FUN and busy day!  The day started at an early 5 a.m. with preparing for the trip to the Oklahoma State Capitol with 11 of my friends.  OK City is about 2 1/2 hours from where we are.

We got there pretty early (about 9 a.m.) and met with the rally coordinator.  He told us all to go put Ron Paul shirts on and then he put us to work on putting signs together.  Before we really realized it, my friends and I were put in charge of the official Ron Paul 2012 campaign table and left in charge of all the donations.  For the rest of the day, some of us stood at the table with an almost constant stream of supporter's donations flooding in, buying Ron Paul T-shirts and bumper stickers!

When Ron Paul finally walked out on the stage (around 1 p.m.), the crowd of about 1300 people went WILD!  We all chanted, cheered and made a lot of noise to say the least  :)  The speech lasted about 25 minutes and of course, it was all about bringing back our constitutional liberty and rights...the crowd was full of energy and the young idea of freedom!

Ron Paul speaking at the rally.
Crowd of about 1300 gathered to hear Ron Paul speak.
We also got to dance at the rally before Ron Paul spoke.  Someone from the crowd put a video of it up on YouTube!

As Ron Paul was pulling out of the parking lot, he waved bye to us as my friends and I did a sign wave!

My friend Qadoshyah got her picture taken with Carol Paul!

Our picture got put in the paper!  Here's the article about yesterday:  http://www.reddirtreport.com/Story.aspx/21580  -  The first picture on that article is of us (me and my friends) running the campaign table.

We made it back safely and most of us are very sunburned!

Goodnight all!


Snapshot Sunday: At the kid pen

Peeking  :)

Sucking on my finger :)
Today was a beautiful, warm day for working outside!  I put together a small pen for the two bucklings today and they had a blast running around in it!

Feb 24, 2012

Been a VERY exciting week!

Hi readers,
I have been quite a busy girl lately, so that explains my lack of posting!  Here's the rundown of this past month...

On February 6th, me and most of the family headed out on a 12 hour roadtrip to TN (for another consultation with the Lyme doctor), leaving the farm in the hands of my dad who stayed home.  That was an event all in itself  :)

When we got back, the farm was, well, in somewhat of a mess.  But, everything is fine and back to normal now!

This past Monday, a neighbor drove up in my driveway and told me he had a stuck, breech kid and needed help getting it out.  So, we hopped in his truck bed and off we went to his barn!  The doe was having a lot of trouble, so I stuck my fingers in there.  The reason it was stuck wasn't because it was breech, but because it was folded in half.  Since my sister's hands are quite a bit smaller than mine, she was able to get in there and reposition the kid to where it would come out.  Everything went smoothly and the mama and kid are happy now!

That same day, Cloudy, our Saanen doe, went into early labor, having slight contractions and a filling udder filling and squatting.  Me and my sister got up a few times in the night to check on her...nothing.

Then, at about 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Cloudy had her first kid...a little, pitch black buckling!  I'd say about 30 minutes later, she had another black buckling.  Everything went smoothly and her placenta passed with ease.  The significance of this birth was this was my problem birther 2 years ago!  You can read the whole story here: http://7thundersranch.blogspot.com/2011/02/indy-kidded.html

Cloudy's two adorable bucklings

In addition to Cloudy having her kids, about two hours later, I came out into the barn to find a doeling of Frosty's (Frosty is one of our Nubian does) on the ground already, being licked off by Cloudy, LOL!  Before it was all over and done with, Frosty ended up with two beautiful doelings!

I'll just say that I've slept very well for the past week from being so tired!  It's been about a year since we've had bottle kids, so we're getting back into the swing of things  :)

The first doeling of Frosty's
This is what makes farm life fun and FULL of surprises!  In one way I look forward to kidding season because I like bottle feeding and playing with the kids...but on the other hand, I always get just a little bit tense before a goat birth as you never know if the goat will deliver perfectly or have a stuck kid or...the list could go on and on about what "could" go wrong at a birth.  Thankfully, we've never had a goat die, but we've had a few close calls.  It's not always glamorous life, but it's a blessing of a life to live.  I praise God for putting us here on this beautiful piece of property and allowing us to have a farm and be as self-sufficient as we can be right now.

Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it  :)



P.S.  I'm, Lord willing, going to a Ron Paul rally tomorrow to see him speak, so I'll try to post about that when I get back!  I went to a Ron Paul sign wave yesterday afternoon at the corner in our town, Tahlequah.  That was pretty fun and we got a lot of response!

Feb 5, 2012

Snapshot Sunday

This is Bandit, our goat dog! More pictures later Lord willing :)

Feb 1, 2012

Music Video: Ron Paul Will Lead The Way

This music video was produced by me, my family and some very good friends, to inform others about the simple message of Constitutional Freedom and how those freedoms are slipping away.

How does each candidate in this year's Presidential election stack up when compared to the document that was intended to secure those freedoms? Every one of them fails the Constitutional litmus test - except one.  Ron Paul.

If you want to continue living in the land of the free, being able to own a gun, raise a farm and do what you want in the privacy of your own home, I strongly encourage you to watch this video, share it with others and take action!  The very country our forefathers fought and died for has been infiltrated by Constitution-trampling, special interest-pleasing, inflation-creating politicians.  Freedom is eroding.  Wake up before it's too late.

I hope you will share this with others!


Thank you for watching!  Please post your comments and opinions here :)