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We’re back!  After taking a few weeks off from blogging to catch up on projects around the house and “backyard barnyard,” we wanted to share some pictures of our progress.  Thank you for not giving up on us!

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Pictured above is our darling buckling, Kramer, taking the stand.  Josh built a milking stanchion (full how-to will be in a future post) which made hoof trimming and milking so much easier.

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Trips to Callaway Gardens made for fun photography sessions.  Being behind the camera and in the midst of all that beauty served as some of the best therapy.  The healing process is often a lot longer and more difficult than any of us like to admit.  Nevertheless, each step brings me closer to acceptance but I still miss being someone’s mom.

Rose Bianca Eggplant

The eggplants were the best part of the garden this year.  I just couldn’t get enough of them.  These Rose Bianca heirloom eggplants are absolutely delicious and pack a huge punch of flavor.  Josh and I enjoyed moussaka with flat bread, eggplant Parmesan, and lots of other yummy eggplant dishes.

Trimming Hooves

Josh was really proud of my hoof trimming skills.  I used to file rough edges on my horses’ hooves and was pleasantly surprised at the ease with which I could handle the orange-handled shears.  The goats really enjoy being in the stand because they got lots of grain and attention.  My girls are all quite fond of being groomed and lean into the brushes with their little dairy goat bodies.

Sparta and flowers

We also have a new kitten!  Her name is Sparta and she’s the loveliest tortoiseshell I think I’ve ever seen.  We adopted her from our local humane society in June.  She’s so sweet and fits right in around here.

Destin

Josh and I went on a weekend-long marriage retreat in Destin, Florida.  We were able to reconnect as “Josh and Lacy” instead of “people who were once known as mommy and daddy” which was really important.  We laughed together, took long walks along the shore in the light of the setting sun, and enjoyed hunting down mom-and-pop restaurants where we held hands across the table.

How’s your summer been?  I’ve missed you!

  • kerry - i’m glad you’ve been able to get away for a while and regroup.

    we have a torti, too, and i think they’re just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • TheCottonWife - I missed your posts SO much… and worried about you a bit (is that odd to do for someone you only know online?).

    Happy you’re back – absence sometimes *does* make the heart grow fonder!ReplyCancel

  • RazorFamilyFarms.com - Kerry — Thank you! Getting away did a world of good but I’m glad to be back!

    The Cotton Wife — I missed you, too. And yes, it’s crazy how attached I am to your family considering we are miles away from each other and only ever communicate through the computer. Did you know that I travel to Virginia for my birthday every year? Maybe we could meet!!!

    Blessings!
    LacyReplyCancel

  • Dianne - Welcome back! Glad to hear you’re doing well and taking one day at the time…

    Blessings,
    DianneReplyCancel

  • Barbie - So glad to hear from you! I’ve missed you too! Thank you for those beautiful pictures…the sunflowers are absolutely stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Michele - I’m glad to hear that you are regrouping. Hang in there. Very pretty kittah. Does she hunt? That is my number one criteria for kittahs.ReplyCancel

  • Julie at Elisharose - We missed you, too! So glad to hear that healing is taking place. And that love is in full bloom. : )

    I am actually trying to get back to blogging after taking the summer, and then some, off. The house is now off the market and I am resigned to, at least for now, be the wacky big city woman who hangs her clothes on the line, has chickens, and grows tomatoes. Years ago when we built our house on the edge of the edge our friends called us Urban Pioneers. My husband even named his business that. Now I am embracing that anew. We’ll see where it leads.

    Meanwhile, I will live with goats vicariously through you! Can’t wait to hear all your adventures.ReplyCancel

  • Angie - So glad to see you back! Love the butterfly and sunflower picture.ReplyCancel

  • Rosa - Welcome back! I’ve been missing your posts…

    Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,

    Rosa xoxoReplyCancel

  • Lucy - Hi Lacy!

    It’s great to see you. I have missed you.

    Having time for healing is so important, I’m glad you recognized you needed to take the time for yourself. And that your time away was beneficial.

    Your pictures are really lovely. I particularly loved the picture of the sunflowers and the butterfly. Just lovely.

    Blessings,
    LucyReplyCancel

  • heatherj - Glad you’re back!
    We’ve been trying to keep things growing here. It’s either fryin’ hot or freezin’ cold :o)ReplyCancel

  • Linda Sue - Your buckling is adorable! Of course I’m prejudiced about goats – we have our little herd and they are such individuals. Very glad to see you back with the bloggy world and delighted you and Josh were able to go to Destin for some healing time. My heart has ached for your situation but as a friend just reminded me – it all works in a pattern even though we don’t see the pattern well from our viewpoint at times! Love the cat – a real beautyReplyCancel

  • Sophie - Welcome back, Lacy!! We missed your lovely posts!! But I am glad that you reconnected with your husband!!

    That is necessary from time to time!ReplyCancel

  • Marlene - Dear Lacy,
    Oh so glad you and Joshua got away for a while. Taking a mini vacation always seems to clear the head of cob webs and it feels great to get back home and smell the roses. The pictures of the goats are adorable. Do you think that he would like to fly down here and help us with the grass as we don’t have a lawn mower yet. You think???? 🙂 Love AlwaysReplyCancel

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