Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Brace & Bits, Doctoring Calves and Dodging Raindrops!
The farm is still hopping. We've got another calf, but this one is struggling for life. He's got scours and probably pneumonia, but we're giving him everything I've got in the barn medicine chest and we've got him tucked in a cozy, hay-filled stall with a heat lamp to protect him from the wind & rain. It's a big job to take care of animals. Normally we feed calves a bottle (goat milk) twice a day after we milk. While this little guy is sick, he gets his normal bottle (with many added meds) and then a bottle of Re-Sorb (gatorade for calves) midday and just before WE go to bed. We give him Penicillin shots, too. We're hoping and praying he turns the corner and gets over it.
My new chickies came in the mail today, too. I've got 6 baby pullets (girls) and two baby roosters - an old English breed called Speckled Sussex. I've made more trips to the barns and up and down the driveway in the last couple of days than I can count! Did I mention it's raining? Can you say....drowned rat? That's what I've spent most of my time looking like, lol!
Well, time to call it a day. There'll be more chores tomorrow and I think I need to make bread again, too. Pleasant dreams until next time!