It was--as my friend Vicki's book is entitled--a Day of Small Things (check out her new book which was released September 28th) by going to her website at Vicki Lane Mysteries She's gotten rave reviews on it and is currently on the Best Seller list of the Independent Booksellers.
It was nothing major yesterday, but simply a cascade of events that made me yowl like a cat that had got its tail caught in a screen door! Compared to others' events, these were, indeed, small things.
The wind turned out to be an isolated event. Failed to return despite prognoses that more was headed out way. (thanks for the warning, Thomas!) Everything stayed calm.
The Udderly EZ Milker got mailed to the manufacturer after we talked directly with him on the phone. He's a nice man and his products are Made in the U. S. A. He's always available for consultation with regard to his product and he's always improving it. He's going to fix it. Pronto! And, meanwhile, MM and I are simply enjoying a little longer milking time.
Both Marigold and the calf act like nothing's a problem with feed. Pears and 16% dairy feed as usual. Jessie...well...she comes and goes.... And, the butter? Thanks NCMW! Your empathy is appreciated. I never knew this, but on concrete where you've spilled grease--either from food or petroleum, Portland Cement does take it up! And you know who told me? My dear husband, MM! I first washed down the trail I'd left with mechanic's handcleaner...you know those orange-colored bottles of goopy soap? Worked great, but didnt' get it all. When dry, at MM's direction, I sprinkled Portland Cement over the trail of greasy stains, and voila'! Gone! We just happened to have a bag of it from a project we'd completed this past summer.
Nonetheless, I did "hide out" by going to the feed store! You're right, Barbara. I needed a "time out." What that means (aside from getting feed!) is that despite all my proclamations that the color had peaked here in Southern Appalachia...it's still breathtakingly beautiful up on Sarton. Here is still another look:
As, of course, there's always this for hiding out!