First let me say that I'm worried sick over King!!! I went out to feed this evening and my boy is limping something terrible!!!! I'm distraught! He was fine yesterday and all night and this morning.....something has happened since then! I've got Dougs doctor apt. tomorrow, Norm has to feed and sell beans, and I want to get him to the VET right away but I'm gonna have to wait until the afternoon! I'll be on pins and needles! I just hope its nothing but a little knock...however it sure looks bad right now!
27 total! And one cow to calve before dark probably!
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~I think that the little, chubby, lasagna eating cartoon character - Garfield is SO right!
I'm into day 2. Yes I'm re-starting from a week or so ago! But so far so good. I've stocked up on veggies and fruits to snack on, healthy dinner foods like fish, chicken, and more veggies, brown and white ride, potato's, sweet potato's. Yes I know the white rice and potato's are carbs..and the sweet potato's I make are covered in butter and brown sugar....everything in moderation...with exercise....no havent started that yet.
The treadmill is crying for attention from me, but I seem to find something to keep from using it.
Douglas is home today from school. His throat is so swollen its not funny..adenoids and tonsils are much bigger than they should be! But I've gotten some 8 hour relief medicine and its really helping with his terrible cough. He is feeling better today, you know how it is...night time is always the hardest. I couldnt get him in to the doctor today, but he has an appointment tomorrow morning. I thought about taking him to an Accute Care, but I believe they would have just sent me to our doctor...I'm afraid its Tonsillitis.Or worse..Strep.
I've been going through clothes and so depressed with each pair of jeans I can not get into. Its defiantly given me more motivation. 20 pounds minimum come Summer is my goal, hope its more!
Little Torro is doing so good! He has been the easiest calf we have raised by hand so far. Of course he isnt my Oliver...I am still missing my boy terrible.Torro is running like crazy, kicking up his heels, but every time I want to take a picture he is glued to my side. Georgia is still not letting her guard down with me. But I'm anxious to get her foal here safely and healthy. We are going to sell Georgia once the foal is weaned..she just isnt a safe horse to ride and only likes Norm. She is still doing alot of standing and laying around, not interested in eating her hay all at one time like she usually is. Still loving her feed though. She really is a pain in my buttocks! I'm hoping the foal will have his daddy's temperament so we can keep him- if he is anything like her...he goes too. I know it seems cruel and sad, but we have already had a terrible accident with a crazy-wild foal. We wont keep ANY animal on the farm thats not easy to work with and gentle.
I let my guard down with Pepper and let her out of the coop yesterday. Mr. Hawk has not been seen since the day he got into the barn and ate a pigeon. Hoping that he will stay out!
Norm says we may have another calf to raise. Apparently a cow had twins - again, we are getting a lot of those last year and maybe this year too! Well one is a big old dumb slow calf. He may not really be dumb, but sleepy and big. Sleepy calves slow to get up and be active always have a harder time. But that isnt necessarily why we would bring him over to bottle feed. Hi mommas bag is not near enough the size it should be to feed both calves.
We'll see tonight when we make the 2nd round of checking the cows and calves to be sure there are no problems going on.I guess I'll update tonight, add a calf count as well. There have been more born this morning, missing cows and calves, so we need to take another look. Its common for a cow to be missing, she may be in the woods calving, or momma may be keeping the calf hidden like they do for a few days. But we still need to try to keep a good count if possible.
Its dinner time...talpia and catfish....good thing I like fish, its one of the best diet foods and great source of protein.
I've caught up on everyone this afternoon...will check up on ya this evening!Good Day!Oh that reminds me! Paul Harvey died the other day! How sad I loved his radio show and grew up listening to him!Rachel