Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness (fiberaddict) wrote,
Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness

:sigh: It's a never-ending cycle

of drama, isn't it? Yesterday was spent cleaning the doe barn (the actual cleaning part took maybe an hour, thanks to the rubber mats (BEST decision we've made this year!) - the rest of the morning was my anal husband sweeping/vacuuming/MOPPING the mats.'s a barn. Not a house. But I digress.) Spent what was left of the day working on the pool pump, fixing fences, and watching Les Miserables 25th Concert on PBS (and then "Phantom of the Opera" on DVD). up to a disaster area. Seems McKenzie has discovered the cashmere stash - it was ALL OVER the house. :sigh: Then went out to milk, only to discover Heart had had an accident - 3 rolls of vet-wrap later we got the bleeding stopped. Looks like something spooked her - coyotes, most likely - but I can't tell WHERE or WHAT she got into. Her right fore-shoulder has a large gash (hard to wrap, that), her right fore-ankle has a deep gash, and her left fore-ankle has a small gash. There's blood ALL OVER the's nasty.

She was in all sorts of pain- she let me grab her halter with no argument, and she didn't fight when I started spraying the iodine/puffing the blood-stop powder/wrapping the legs. NOT normal for her - she's a feisty one. We need to get some tetnus vaccine for her - I have it for goats, but not horses - so I can prevent that. :sigh:

Rosa's relapsed. Looks like the machine wasn't getting her milked out, and now we have a mild case of mastitis going on. We're hand-milking her, along with the massage, and I've given her 2 does of Pirsue (a mastitis medication that's vet RX - much stronger than the stuff you can get OTC at feed stores). I gave the first dose Friday evening; Saturday AM we got maybe 1 cup from her. Last night, we got a little more - and I gave her dose #2. This AM we got about half a strip-cup full (so, about 2.5 cups or so). Not great, but better. I just wish I could get her healthy so WE could have her milk!

Gotta go do some work-work now. Fun stuff!
Tags: blather, country life, goats

  • Um. Well Thanks for the prayers, guys!

    Because.....I am no longer with loom. !!!! I posted it on CL on Monday, got a nibble Tuesday (but he never came back after I responded), updated the…

  • OK, so that happened....

    Let's see. The Jeep has been acting up lately - it'll try to start, then "hang" and shake. We took it in last month, but of course the minute we got…

  • It's a Brand New Day!

    Looks like most of America didn't want a felon in office. :whew: We'll see if we dodged a bullet, or fired one. I'm honestly not understanding the…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.