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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bad Moon on the Rise

Anybody else feeling the full moon? Wow!  If you're not just go and talk to Nibbles. She'll tell you all about it.

I do not believe in astrology but I do believe that natural events - weather changes, season changes, the rising or falling barometer, the amount of daylight, and the moon's tug on the earth impacts us all.

Right now Nibbles is getting the full effect of the full moon. I'm afraid if she sneezes too hard them babies are gonna go flying right out of her. The Good Neighbors came and checked her out. Even tho Nibbles isn't due for several more weeks, the consensus is that she may not make it that long.

So we are on high alert. And by high alert I don't mean that I'll be sleeping out in the goat house... I just mean that we'll be checking on her frequently. During daylight hours. And maybe a little before daylight because that's when the dogs get up. But I ain't snuggling with Nibbles in a sleeping bag out in the goat house for sure.

While the jury is still out on Debbie, The Good Neighbors think that Nibbles has about 47 babies in there.. well... actually they said "probably three", and that Dahlia probably has at least one. We all decided to just wait and see how Debbie progresses. The worst thing that will happen is that Debbie didn't get knocked up by Too Short and I'll get a cow this summer. I don't consider myself to be on the loosing end of that decision at all.

In between bouts of standing there fretting over silly goats, being outside has been fabulous. I talked to the feedstore guy and he said that as long as the ground can be tilled that I could get to planting. He said that the ground was probably close to 50* (best for starting seeds like oats and other grains) because we just haven't gotten that many really cold days in a row.

Our bad soil is still a little wet for tilling but the dogs and I spent the day in the upper garden. Kai has been busy ridding the world of rats. The Bubby had a hard growing day so he mostly tripped over his huge feet. And I hoed up some dry ground to plant some radish seeds. I'm also working on resurrecting my hillbilly hoop house which blew all to pieces in one of the big storms.

Overall Monday was a great day - full moon and all. Anybody else feeling that crazy moon?

Happy Tuesday everyone!

11 comments:

David said...

We're so far from planting anything... jealous!

Beth of the Rocks said...

I am feeling it. My wolfish side is starting to come out. (Insert maniacal hungry drooling grin here...)

freemotion said...

Yup, we are feeling the tug of the moon here....Poor Plummy was kicked out of the barn and was sleeping outside by herself yesterday, and the day before that it was Ginger. Ginger is getting big and I'm hoping for triplets (not tangled!) and Peach is not as big, so maybe twins? Jury is out here on Plum. I may just send in a blood test on the slender gal so we know one way or the other...I have to dry her off by the end of this month if she's preggers, but won't if she's not. Goats....sheesh!

Carolyn Renee said...

Was outside last night to admire the moon. It's great when you don't have to have a flashlight to walk out in the woods!

Our Saanen is due in nine days, so I'm hoping that the Moon DOESN'T pop those kids out.....she doesn't even have her bag filled yet, and I'm a bit concerned.

TW said...

Poor Nibbles. I am sure she is ready to pop those babies out! :) No planting outdoors here in MI yet. I've got some tomato starts inside, but that's it.

Dreaming of Chickens said...

I tell ya, when we do eventually get our land I know I'm gonna be a goat snuggler (or cow a snuggler, or a whatever is in the barnyard snuggler)so I know I'd probably be sleeping with the about to pop goat. Or at least checking on her ever five minutes and not getting any sleep at all.

Vickie said...

I'm anxious to get out in the garden, too, but I'm afraid that we're going to get another hard freeze before the end of February. I noticed the wild pear trees started blooming just today. So spring's not too far behind!

Wendy said...

Almost as bright as day here last night. The critters made the great escape to feast in the moonlight.

Just nominated you for the Leibster Blog Award! Check out my post for details.

Poppy said...

I completely believe the full moon changes moods, etc. If it can make the ocean move then why not the pressure in our brains? OOOOOHHHH that sounds scary!

Seriously, I worked in an emergency room for over a year and the crazy stuff happened more frequently during the full moon.

Chai Chai said...

Don't be tempted into the early planting fantasy, Old Man Winter and his buddy Jack Frost are just waiting to make a serous appearance to crush the dreams of the early garden warriors.

Sue said...

I can't even THINK about planting INDOOR starts until April 1. Wow. I'm jealous......

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