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Calling Mulligans

by Heidi on July 17th, 2010
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There was a term I heard from time to time on the golf course that I would like to apply to today – Mulligans – it is when everybody has a bad first shot and you all start again and pretend it didn’t happen!

We spent a night away from the farm last night – I know shocking – we went to a beer tasting with friends, and stayed over so Steve could do adequate taste tests! It was all very good and much ‘tasting’ was done (there will be a post) and we ended up sitting up chatting till 3am!

We rushed home this morning to discover that a very large branch had come down off the willow tree! Thankfully it missed the house, generator and propane tank, not by much, but it missed. We are very sad about the tree, but will put it to good use (again, there will be a post).

There wasn’t much time to mourn the tree though as we had to catch Keelin, the last of our ewe lambs for sale, as she was being collected. She gave us quite the run around, was caught and escaped three times! Then she moved her head at just the wrong moment while having her tag put in, and ripped her ear open!

We came indoors to get cleaned up and Taliesin, upset with us, either for being away or for Cora and the kittens, peed in the laundry basket, then Merlyn joined in peeing on the floor!

That was all before noon! We did the only sensible thing and declared it a day of rest!

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  1. Oh. My. That would be a proper use of the term, yes. But the beer did really make up for it, no?

    Comment by elizabeth — July 17, 2010 @ 11:23 pm

  2. I do not mean to minimize all that happening in those morning hours…
    Good karma – the massive tree branch avoided all your major area items – the main one, the house… then your generator and something else Steve mentioned. And altough that amount fo trunk falling on your glass table didn’t make one dent or crash.

    The sheep exercise trying to get her captured helped your system get some good circulation going, and in the end it all worked out. The unfortunate incident with the ear happened in a lesser critical place, and she didn’t seem much worse for ware, She integrated well with the new flock, and after beng sniffed and rubbed by most lambs, she seems to find solace in ‘lady ‘baba who is without a baby! so maybe this will be a surrugate or at th very least, a new friend.

    So, althought with such events there is a tendencies to replay the unfoldings I advice to just look at it as a evaluate what was done, and to consider if an alternate approach should be considered and if not, stay the course… if do – - experience is the best teacher!
    Hang in there!

    Comment by Sylvie — July 17, 2010 @ 11:40 pm

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