Saturday, December 6, 2008
I don't have anything to write about. My mind is blank. Oh I did the usual things today around the farm; Fed animals, gathered eggs, cleaned stalls, we even did the pig flip to trim hooves which I might add we are getting darn good at. First Hubby sweet talks his girls, then he asks them to come over so he can flip them, when that doesn't work he chases them around the pen and grabs their front legs and flips them in his lap. Sweet talking them the whole time while they scream bloody murder in his ear. I trim their hooves and then he rolls them on their feet. This all takes about 5 minutes each. We spend more time thinking about it, talking about it and gearing up for it than it actually takes to do it. We cut up wood for kindling and repaired some fences. Tomorrow I will do a general clean-up of the place. We have visitors coming to see the animals. My mom is coming over to meet Sunny for the first time and she is bringing my brother and his wife. I like to have the stalls all cleaned and everything all picked up when we have visitors. It makes the experience much more fun when things don't smell like poo. Or you're not stepping in poo. Or looking at poo. Gosh I hope my mom doesn't wear white.
Tuesday the vet is coming out to float Sunny's teeth. He is having a hard time eating because of the sharp points on his teeth and it is getting worse by the day. I am curious to see how the vet gets down to see into Sunny's mouth. I have a small stool ready to offer him. It is the stool that I sit on to groom this tiny steed. I found early on that if I didn't sit on the stool I spent a lot of time grooming his back, ignoring his sides and legs because they were hard to see. I will also take the opportunity while he is sedated to clean out his sheath. If you don't know what that is all I can say is...you don't want to know. One thing about having animals is you never know what you might see when you go out to see them. Take for instance, Cora Belle's tail. The other day I let all critters out into the main pasture. Goats, llamas, horse, pigs, chickens...did I leave anyone out?....and went back out later and Cora Belle's tail had been cut off...the hair that is. There was even a few spots of blood on her skin. Now who would do that? It was cleanly cut like someone took a pair of scissors to it but left a few hairs on the left side. Strange. Maybe some strange cult looking for the hair of a goat's tail and happened to walk by and see the lovely Cora Belle. Who knows?
I told you it would be randomness.