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Friday, September 23, 2011
Up and at 'em
Things are better around here this week ... on several fronts. I am on my feet and the crutches have retired to the garage attic once more. I'm thrilled that I was able to get back up and running ( so to speak ) so soon. This time last week, I wouldn't have wanted to put any money on how long it would take me to resume my regularly scheduled program. Any other time, I might have taken advantage of an excuse to stay couch-bound ( with knitting time ) as long as possible, but the wedding to-do list waits for no one!
Best of all, we have had rain. Beautiful, slow, all day rains. The grass is green again after being given up for dead. All humans and animals are much happier, even if it does mean I'm back on the mower. The only down-side to the rain is that the greenhouse construction is not finished. The builder still says it will be done before the wedding. I have my doubts, but at this point, I'm not going to stress about it.
Holly standing - Aslan reclining
So, how about a Holly and Aslan report? They are best buds. Holly goes in to Aslan's field once or twice a day to visit, maybe have a little romp, and then back to her group of ewes, who are still in the "outfield". Aslan is still with the little girl lambs, plus Strawberry and Pippi, and is doing great. His first day here, he barked at the llamas because he'd never seen anything like them before, but once he was in the field with them, he accepted that they were a normal part of his new world. Great Pyrenees are sometimes a little weird about their routines and surroundings, but Aslan has adapted very, very well. Our dear, sweet Holly is probably the weirdest LGD ( Livestock Guardian Dog ) I have ever owned and having Aslan here has made it even more obvious. That's okay. We love her anyway!