A Return With Changes


| 1/27/2014 9:08:00 AM


Tags: Ranch, Root Cellar, Herbs, Garden, Raised Bed Gardening, Smokehouse, Horses, Jacqueline Wilt,

Life and Adventures at Diamond W RanchWell, I have not written for quite some time. Life has a way of making our time go by so fast. So, there are lots of changes at our ranch.

We no longer raise registered boer goats. We still have a couple of does we raised from our own stock, but the rest are gone. I miss them, for sure. But the two we have now are bottle-fed twins who spent the beginning few days in our house and are certain they are neglected children since they are now relinquished to the barn. They are full of character. I’m sure they will make the blog pages soon!

baby goats 

My job has changed. I am currently working at our local health department as a county health nurse. I live in a very rural area in Kansas and I provide health services and education to the local population.

Our daughter is growing up! She is now in kindergarten and loving life as a “farm kid.”

My husband was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease as a result of Berger’s Disease. He is now on dialysis, which he does at home. Many changes are due to that huge lifestyle change for us, and learning how to deal with those challenges. As a result, my husband will need to shift gears and change careers. He currently owns his own construction business. His physical limitations are not going to allow that to continue. We are working on starting up an old business that he used to work for. More on that as it develops … it will be an exciting change for us and hopefully an interesting study in how a business can help a rural community!

nebraskadave
1/28/2014 8:37:14 AM

Jacqueline, wow, I guess it has been a long time since you have blessed us with a post. I'm really sorry to hear about your husband's health event that has changed the family's focus in life. My prayers go out to your husband and family. You being a nurse has probably been a God send to your husband but having been in your situation before my wife's death, I also know it can be more of an emotional and physical drain for you. Life does have a way of throwing us unexpected curves, doesn't it. ***** I'm glad to hear that you have some positive things to build the new life style around. Country is a good place to sort out life issues. I'm glad your back and able to share the up and coming experiences on your journey through life. ***** Have the best homestead day that you can.





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