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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy Anniversary

Hi all,
Time to catch up again, seems we don't have much to write on and then when I do there is a lot to fit in.
  I am writing this on our 42nd anniversary!! Hoo boy, how Wendy has put up with me this long is a wonder.) We took a ride yesterday to check out Horseshoe Beach about 60 miles south of here on the gulf. Horseshoe Beach is a small town with some neat homes. We found a county park nearby that had a nice looking beach area. It was nice to get out and explore some new place.
some unique housing

more interesting housing




 We have been pretty productive here on the farm. We got back into some fence painting and pretty much have all the road side done. Well that's the only side people will see so we're good, right?
 We got a big job complete last Saturday adding the septic system to our RV sites.  It was a big undertaking (no pun intended) but we did it ourselves and saved a couple thousand I'm sure.
 Pat was the main man working the backhoe like a pro. Wendy and Amanda weren't afraid to jump right in and shoveled when needed.


 So all set now with a finished site for our RV and room to hook up another so if any of you are traveling by and need a place to stop near the Suwannee River give us a shout, we will be more than happy to have you stop by.
 And speaking of stopping by we got a surprise call from Deb and Roy, members of our WI Excel camping club. Turns out they were passing by and wanted to hook up for supper. So we thought we would take them to the Suwannee Music Park for some good barbeque, but when we pulled in we were told that the bbq. place had shut down two weeks earlier. Wow, we were disappointed as they had some of the best bbq and Brunswick stew to die for. Oh well, we ended up at another bbq joint and had a good meal and fun conversation. Thanks Deb and Roy for stopping in.
We did sneak in a nice kayak trip on the Itchetucknee River. We had a great weather and sunny skies for the trip. Sadly we did not see the manatees that Wendy and Amanda had seen on a earlier trip. Seems the warmer weather has pushed them on.

haha- I told the kids a Cialis moment



 And can't forget the big excitement here at Armadillo Acres. They had the first set of triplet baby goats!! We knew Ruthie was due and with her size we expected twins. Wendy first noticed her missing from the herd and found her off in a secluded area in the goat yard. She was licking the newborn, but had given birth in a loose area of dirt and the baby was a mess. Well Wendy didn't hold back and quickly scooped up the still gooey newborn and coaxed momma to the goat house. So for over the next hour we monitored Momma as she would lay one way and the other with contractions. After well more than an hour passed we began to get worried, so Amanda donned some rubber gloves to assist. Not really knowing totally what to do she must have pushed the right button as soon Ruthie was pushing out baby #2.
Dot, Polka, and Skeeter
 Well we had dinner cooking so some of us went in to tend to that, Pat was cleaning up the area. Soon though Ruthie was on the ground again and lo and behold pushing out #3.
 How cool as they had just on Sunday sold one of the boy goats and got one boy and two girls to replace it.

4 comments:

  1. We may work your invitation into our plans. Such fun with kids!

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  2. Happy anniversary you two! 42 years!!

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  3. 42 years that woman is a saint.

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