HAVING LYNN HERE IS GREAT AND GIVES ME MORE TIME TO DO OTHER THINGS.. TRAINING BEING ONE OF THEM.... 100 YEARS AGO... I USED TO DO A VERY STRANGE THING... ALONG WITH SPOON FEEDING.... WHICH WAS /IS ALSO WIERD... I USED TO HARNESS 2 ADULT DOGS TOGETHER AND GET THE YOUNGER ONE TO LEArn to stride with the adult... it was kind of a fun pastime and it had it's advaNTAGES...
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and then there's Moe THE MULE AND BEA THE DRAFT HORSE.... ..
I talked to Janine last night and the reason she bought Moe back here is she thought she might have more people watching her then at the other farm with this possible choke deal … .. I'm just trying to get everybody ready … Moe is no spring chicken and has to be pushing 25 or 30 years old .. she's not gonna live forever , nobody does .however we give her every shot we can .
when we first got Moe I noticed she had a very strange way of extending her head in a peculiar way and I at that point had not known about choke BUT I knew it was strange so I called Brian --DVM--who came and said FOOD WAS STUCK IN HER THROAt.... it was a good call and he straightened it out with hose and water as you have seen on doctor Paul if you happen to watch National Geographic . apparently moe had the same thing happened at the other farm and Brian's straightened it out again .. each time with more and more difficulty .. and there is often a significant bloody nose as he passes the tube down it down her throat. We could only feed her the suggested way which is on the ground and hope for the best------suggestion was not too much grain at any one time which means a Cup of grain in a frying pan held or put on the ground is the way to go we're trying to feed her plus all the hay she needs . That gets complicated with the fact that beA is the more dominant member of that pastURE community … and if we try to feed moe on the ground will have enough trouble with the goats and can't really deal with B at the same time .. because of that I suggested the JANINE find another home for be because her wound is very nicely healed over now and she could easily go to somebody else .. so that's the overall plan with that one
now for mother and baby we both thought we should try and get those two in with our others by the weekend when beA leaves .. the mother does belong to somebody else who doesn't necessarily want the baby so I said that we keep it .. so that may happen..
I tell you all this ahead of time because for once I have a few extra minutes to do that and I really don't want people complaining about animals that come and go and they can't keep track of things and etc etc
this is the farm .. AND A FARM WHICH CAN SOMETIMES REPAIR PROBLEMS -- HEALTH OR OTHERWISE.... there are reasons but sometimes animals get moved around and we can't have everybody getting upset when things come and go .. AND WE CAN NOT KEEP THEM ALL....
I suppose I should report on the fact that I had to reopen the old chicken coop because in spite of the fact that we think the new chicken coop is so lovely I came to 30 some odd eggs which they were carefully piling up in the old Guinea hen coop .. I tried closing that off . which caused a great deal of confusion with about 12 HENS all looking fofor a place to lay eggs .. so I removed the 30 odd eggs to the trash because I didn't know how long they've been there and we will now collect eggs in both places .. I don't know whether you could redirect a chicken I don't know anything about chickens anyway ,,but I did find out but if you prevent them from getting into their nest or what they think is their nest they'll then lay eggs all over the place where you least expect them .. so it's a case if you can't lick him join 'em .
there that should bring everybody up to date .. I try and have a chore of the day .. and today it is extension cord day .. crazy acres owns an incredible number of extension cords none of which are being used properly or are where they belong or even stored where we can find them .. the one to charge my golf cart goes across the mail call desk and out the window.... having cleaned out The really old chicken coop which is attached to the G10 … I decided to make that the place to store hoses … which is another thing we have an awful lot of …. my shop is very often
sorted by shapes of things so it would be logical to me to put extension cords in the same area as hoses they're both LONG THINS .. That would also imply that wires and ropes should also be stored in the same vicinity .. my collection of wheels of which I have many is in the lower left area of the shop .. I rarely throw away any hardware so the lower right area of the shop in the collection of hardware separated into iron or galvanized .. it's all very logical
I better get to work
If anyone were to doubt Riz's reliability, they wouldn't after watching her last night. I was visiting my son at his new house last night and because it was dark, Riz was off leash relieving herself about 20 feet from me. We didn't know the neighbors' dog was outside off leash also until it came rushing toward us in fight mode. Riz started to run toward the dog, but I said "Ahh Ahh Ahh" and she immediately turned around, ran back to me and calmly stood by my side while we watched the neighbor wrestle his dog to the ground. I was so proud of Riz!