That sounded bad! I miss him verymuch. He will be back tomarrow (Fathers Day) but... I have had to run the farm all by myself and I have done it! It feels great to know I can do it. I will admit that it takes all my waking hours. (Which start way, way too early) but I get it all done. I feed the house cats and dog, fix bottles and head to the barn and feed the barn cats,then the five alpacas. I mix feed for the little goats and get them all eating grain while I milk Molly. Toss a flake of hay to the donkey, alpacas and goats and then feed bottles to the little goats. head to the house and strain the milk and wash all milking stuff and the bottles. Get my shower and get ready for work. Check e-mail and then head out for the day. After work I make my barn rounds to check on everyone. Fill water tanks and turn them out to pasture then feed the chickens and gather eggs. I get something to eat then go work in the garden till it is time for evening chores.(when they decide to come back from the meadow). Feed everyone again and give any meds that need given. Come in and clean up and check e-mail again and browse the boards before crashing into bed to get up and start all over again. It has been fun!!!! A storm brought down one of my beautiful red bud trees. It fell partially in the road. This is a busy road that runs along the river. I was hoping the highway dept would come get it but it was still there when I got home from work yesterday so I got out my trusty bow saw and climbed a-straddle the dang thing and cut limbs and dragged them out of the road. DH will have to cut it up with the chain saw when he gets home but it is out of the road anyway. Not bad for a woman that will be 65 this Fall.