Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Small disasters on the farm
Been a dandy week on the farm so far, almost scared of the weekend now! This sweet looking, half asleep fellow is my now 2 yr old Thoroughbred stallion. He needs cut but I'm of the mind that they grow and mature differently if left intact. So, he's still a stud and has suddenly decided he no longer wishes to be inside the ban, warm and dry. He tore his stall door down and ate a large quantity of feed. Now he's standing in knee deep mud, in the rain and storming weather. He needs the mud on his feet right now anyway, to help with any heat he might have from possible founder. But, he's out there none the less until this weekend when I might be able to afford to fix the damage he created. Good thing I like him.
Second disaster- I have developed what has been diagnosed as a "stress related gum infection". Great, just what I needed. Half my teeth are loose and my gum is swollen. It's a whole new definition of pain. But, the good side of it is, I found out my first aid kit is lacking. No topical pain reliever. That won't do. Things like this won't wait til there's a dentist available so.......
That will change!
Stay safe and keep prepping!