Monday, May 9, 2011

Blah

The rain is getting to me, and the usual end of the school year stress.  It is always at this time of the year that all kinds of decisions are made, and since we teachers are often left out of the loop, they seem crazy or not completely thought through.  I usually hit a wall somewhere in May where the amount of work I need to do and the changes I will need to think through become pretty overwhelming.

I think today was "Wall Day".

The owl died, and my eleven year old dug a grave and then asked me to help bury it.  She was very sad, and I must say, the sight of such a beautiful bird prostrate in the box we sheltered him in was moving.  My former student who was helping us via FB stopped by school today to ask how the bird was doing - she did say that they often do die - that in fact, although they get approximately an owl a week at the vet center, they've only saved three.  She's been working there for several years.  I guess I feel less bad about losing the poor bird.

Today, I need to castrate the new little black ram lamb, whose name is Hekili (thunder). I have decided to call the girl Ua (rain).  I don't like doing it, but I am up to my eyebrows in rams - three intact and one wether and now this little guy.

I have to decide what to do now - do I sell Elvis?  I have so many ewes related to him now, and I am buying that little Dorper ram to improve my hair sheep.  I can't believe I went from 4 sheep to 10 in 6.5 months.  That is amazing.

6 comments:

RAILBIRD said...

If head count is a problem, there is a tasty way to cull the flock!!

NancyDe said...

Not sure Elvis would be tasty - he's coming on 5. I think he might taste a bit rank. The little guys are probably edible....but Elvis is my big problem.

Renee's Reality said...

I'm sorry you are having a Blah day :( I've been going through a few of them myself here lately, and I'm sure when the sun comes out to stay, it will make you feel so much better.
((Hugs))

NancyDe said...

Thanks, Renee, I can't really afford to be blah because of rain - I live in a rainforest, so being sad over rain is self-indulgence for me. But the end of the year, which is probably more of the issue, is temporary. Four weeks and one more day of school....

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

I'm suffering the blahs also. Mine is a combination of finances, unemployment, deals/trades gone wrong, etc. I'm hoping to shake it soon, because I'm eating double-stuff Oreo's by the dozen. Hang in there!

NancyDe said...

Ruth, I guess it is a good thing my stomach has been upset lately - chocolate doesn't even sound good...silver lining!