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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

sorry

It's hard to post while  I am in Fla because I usually have no data and so my hotspot wont' work.  It's the beginning of a billing cycle so I am flush with data right now and I will be home  to Mass in a week so I will have my wifi back again.
Kip is still lame and I have been taking him and Journey to a Chinese medicine/herbalist and accupuncture vet.  She is very nice but I am not seeing any results.  I am getting very frustrated with Kip being lame all the time.  I restrict his activity but he doesn't seem to get any better.  Maybe when I am home I can get Stacey to give him regular massages.  I think I feel heat in his right shoulder everytime I touch him so you would thing that would be treatable.  He is entered in a trial next weekend so I will be taking the rimadyl with me.
Journey was put on 3 different herbals and she was sure I was going to see a change. I see nothing different..  I am going for  a last appt tomorrow and then I am again running out of options.  Poor little guy.  Such a sweetie. 

It's very hot down here today. 90's so I have done nothing but watch tv all day.  I will go out later and work Edge and pick some more cactus.  I did spray the yard for dog fennel and some pricker bush that seems to be popping up. I have to go out and do the pasture before I leave.

I am gradually moving things into the trailer so I will be ready to leave on Sunday.  I am picking up stuff outside and putting it away little by little.  I could do more but then what would I do for the next 4 days.

I sold the sheep to a local dealer.  He is coming to get them on Sat.  He's getting s great deal and hopefully he will save me 3 dehorned goats for next Nov when I come back.

Today I dropped the remote for the overhead fans and it changed the settings on it and I can' get the fans to turn on anymore.  damn

New tires for the car before I drive home.  They just didn't look good enough to drive all that way on. I also ordered TPMS sensors so the alert on the car will shut off.

Just about done watching the 3rd seasonn for the Blacklist.  What a great show!

Monday, April 3, 2017

ewe lamb

Cute little ewe lamb was born last Tues.  She is doing very well.  Day before yesterday I was given a baby to try and keep alive.  He had not been fed for over 24 hrs and he didn't make it.  His mother was a bitch.  She had twins and wasn't feeding either of them but her little ewe lamb somehow was stronger and made it and is now doing ok.  The boy never got a good feeding and just couldnt recover. They were not my sheep or it would have lived probably because I would have tied the ewe up so he could feed. oh well I tried. 

Laura and Greg Hamer stopped by for a couple of days.  We sent ot Rainbow river state park and we went swimming in the headwaters.  It was lovely.  I will definitely go again. I bought a poo noodle for the next time which may very well be today. Hot today but cloudy.

Kip has been lame for 2 months and the vet seems to think it is related to a disc.  He is on homeopathic meds and I am confining his activity because when he runs , he gets worse..
Journey is the same.  He is also on a new homeopathic so I am hoping that will do something.He can breathe and the infection is gone, but he cannot clear his own nose out and does not have a normal wet nose. He did start to work a little better when he could breathe, but the jury is still out on how talented he may end up being.  But darn he is cute and entertaining.

My lessons here have dwindled to nothing. Some of my students were snowbirds and they have left.

I am starting to plan my trip home which won't be for another 6 weeks.  Need to get my ducks in a row. 
Speaking of ducks, i took the ducks out to work them and Edge stepped on one and broke a leg.  We splinted it but who knows if that will work. Ir was broken in more than one place.
These muscovys aren't very good to work.

Hopefully next year I can get something else. And some chickens too.

At the beginning of the month I was on a mission to rid myself of cactus from the fields. It took me 2 weeks of 1-3 hrs daily to get the majority dug up.  I still go out daily and find new ones, but at least I can take the dogs out and not really worry about their feet.  And it's kind of addictive to dig them up. I don't know why.

I had Greg cut a tree down next to the dog pen yesterday, It was on top of a bottle brush plant so I am pretty sure it was not supposed to be there. It does let a lot morelight into the deck and even into the house.  Still trying to get used to that.

I haven't updated this blog mainly because I ran out of data.   Still not finding a good internet service down here or a good way to do hotspot.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sheep dies

I went out to work the dogs this morning and all the sheep and the goats came down from the pasture to get fed.  I separated them and then realized I was short 1 sheep. It's not that hard when you only have 8 head of livestock to begin with. Anyway I went out to look for her with the golf cart and the tarp that I have been picking up cactus with dragging  behind. I found her dead up in the corner of the pasture.  She was stiff and cold and had foam coming out of her nose and mouth. reddish foam   I tipped her over onto the tarp and dragged her right out to my car.   I thought about calling my neighbor to help me get her in the back but ,  I didn't think he would like it too much.  So I dragged over a piece of plywood and tipped her onto that and lifted one end of the plywood onto the back of the car.  I the tied a rope to her feet and hopped (hahha) into the back and dragged her up the plywood into the car onto a piece of plastic.  And off we went for a joyride.

I don't know why she died.  No animal attack, possible snake bite.  possible weed poisoning  but there is not much coming up out there yet.  No clue but hopefully she is the only one.  On an up note, I think maybe one of my ewes is bred and bagging up. 

I have spent hrs daily in my golf cart digging up the 5 acre field of cactus.  Today, I feel I am close to finished. I am letting the dogs back out there and I am having a much harder time finding the little buggers.  I think I got most of the big ones and all that is left is the ones that are hard to see. BUT the freaking golf cart is stopping and not starting much more often and driving me nuts.  Tomorrow I will call and see if they will come and get it and repair the damn thing.

I have been looking at some upcoming trials, but Kip is dead lame still.  I may enter, but probably not him.  I will call the vet again tomorrow and get him in for an xray this time.. 

Journery's nose is pretty good, but he does not appear to have a normal discharge from it.  It's dry a lot of the time which causes it to get clogged up a lot. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

I have made a huge error by hiring someone to mow my fields 2 yrs in a row.  I have spread the cacti far and wide and so I am spending 2 hrs a day digging up cactus.  With Kim's help, the field next to the house is done, but compared to the big filed there was not much cactus in it.  The big field is just loaded .  So much so that I would hesitate to send a dog in there to gather the stock.  So I am going to dig the little bastards out by hand.  I could spray but then there would still be all those sharp needles out there for the dogs to step in so I am removing them.  I have probably gone over 1/3 of the field so far. It's kind of hard work, but makes me sleep at night.

Journey's nose.  Ahh what can I say, it's just not right.  I should not have to pick his nose every day  to keep it clear. There is still blood on the inside.  I wonder if that is from the surgery or from the rhinoscopy 4 mos ago. 

Kip has been lame for over 4 weeks now.  It might be from fence running so I am trying to keep him inside and not allowing him to run or work.  Not sure what else to do .  Why are there no clearcut answers to my problems?





Sunday, February 12, 2017

excited too soon apparently

It looks like the ice maker in the frig worked for a couple of days and now it appears to not be working again. Yay

I found the exact Mexican sink at a yard sale yesterday that I was shopping for online. Online it was about $140 and I got it for $35  Whoo hooo SCORE!!!

I picked up a couple of other things too. I ceramic planter and a couple of cute kitchen towels and an oil painting. cute but not old.

Journeys nose is still plugged up every morning.  Not happy. me or him Tomorrow is our follow up visit for this little surgery.

Betty and Tom are on their way down and should be here this afternoon.  They are staying for a few days and then we are all going to Rogers for an ASCA trial.  I haven't worked my dogs for a while. Kip is lame in his right front but I dont' know why. I have a suspition (sp) but I hope I am wrong. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Jaby

This morning he pulled the coffee maker off of the counter and broke the top off. It will still work,but It' s not fixable.  I moved the sofa table away from the couch because he was walking all over it but now I have to keep him from jumping from the couch to the table.  He'll kill himself.

How dumb is he?  I moved the dog crate from it's normal position in the car so when I opened the door to let him out(it's a side door) and I did not stand directyl in front of the door but to the rear of the crate , he could not figure out how to get out.  Hmmmm

Nose looks really good at this minute of this day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

I'm so excited

My ice maker is working again in my frig!!  In Oct when the pump went, I got a lot of sediment in the lines and it blocked a valve.  I replaced the valve 2 weeks ago but the ice maker would not turn on so I though maybe I needed to buy a new ice maker or " a new refrigerator" but I procrastinated and low and behold last night it decided to work and today I have a pan full of ice and I am a happy camper today,
Now if Journey will just get better.  His nose looks a little clearer today and probably no bleeding today.  He did pee in his crate this am because I did not get up when he whined a little this morning.  He was in there for a long time last night.