I thought July kicked my butt, but August is shaping up to be somewhat similar. I’ve spent hours and hours helping my poor hosting clients move from my server to a new one with Midphase. Something that was supposed to be fairly straightforward was a bit of a nightmare, especially for my clients with multiple sites.
Ever since we sold our fabric business and it moved to a new server, our big, expensive server with Liquid Web didn’t make much sense anymore. I thought I had more time to get everybody moved, but alack and alas. It was a full bolt run to the finish line, and I think we’re all a bit bone weary.
Just ten more sites to move, and then diet or no, I’m going to seriously eye some Moose Tracks ice cream to celebrate. A big thanks to the team at Midphase for all their help, and an even bigger thanks to my family, friends, and clients who had to scramble (and are scrambling) to move before the August billing cycle kicked in.
Is this a repeat? I can’t remember what I posted before I moved my own site. It’s been that kind of a week. Goodness.
Well. Speaking of clients, I’m still going to be offering design work and have currently been working on a site revamp for my friend Jennifer. We worked out a deal, and as payment, she was to help us get our hands on some lovely Dwarf goats and teach us how to care for them, and milk them. On Saturday she and her husband drove up with a horse trailer attached to their car, and just look at the adorableness that came prancing out:
Augh! So, so sweet. The mama is about a year and a half old. Her name is Faith. She had twins but the previous owner sold the boy goat. She’s left with Hope, who is keeping her milk going (we hope- ha, ha) until we can learn how to milk her ourselves. We gave it a try tonight after watching Jennifer milk her full sized Nubian goats like a total pro, but we were not successful.
They are both so friendly and come when they are called. When we let them into the backyard (with the dogs locked up of course) they like to bleat at the back door when we go inside. “Where are our people?” they seem to ask.
E. is planning a total revamp of our chicken area so he can build a goat shelter. For now, they are sleeping in a well littered pen in the shop. Today is construction day so hopefully I’ll have a nice goat shed to show you soon.
In the meantime, I’m enjoying the last few crumbles of the artisan feta cheese we bought at the Farmer’s Market last week. I can’t wait to try my hand at my own! Happy Monday!