HI, I had no idea that the ranch would take up so much of my time this summer. The kitchen remodel didn't help. It's done and it is beautiful!! Sam dogs health problem was very unexpected and the decision to have the surgery done that made him blind came on suddenly. He is doing fantastic. My husband and I took turns taking him to some dog training classes. He has been to dog training before but not blind. It was more of a social with other dogs. He had a blast. I wish I could adapt and except things as quickly as he did. I fell very behind in my birthday blocks. I know not to sign up for the birthday exchange for 2009 the ranch is just too hectic and unpredictable during the summer. Next year we are breeding 5 of our goats. We could end up with anywhere between 5 and 11 baby goats! Then at some point we would have 5 goats to milk. We do have a milking machine! Thats a blessing. So things are moving on and slowing down for the winter I will have more time to quilt and post.