Life on the farm this week has been busy as usual, but has been filled with a lot of sadness. If you haven’t read my other article titled Sadness on the Farm, I would recommend that you read it to see why there has been so much sadness here this week. However, in this report, I want to talk about other things. I need to concentrate on happier thoughts.
I attended my 25th class reunion last weekend and must say that I greatly enjoyed seeing old friends and classmates. I even talked with people that I would probably never have had any dealings with in high school. It was a lot of fun and although some look older, there were not many that I didn’t recognize. If you haven’t ever been to a class reunion, you should attend your next one as it is fun to catch up on what everyone is doing.
My husband and daughter have been riding some this week, but I haven’t. I just have been too caught up in other things too find the time to ride. However, I intend to do some riding over the weekend and I have been checking into some other places nearby that we can camp and ride as I intend to do another campout soon.
We are still waiting on the baby ducks. I am hoping that they hatch within a couple of days as it seems that she has been sitting forever. The baby chickens are growing and doing well. The momma chick never lets them far from her sight and she rounds them up when it is nearing dark. I can almost hear her telling them that it is bedtime and that they need to get together. She is quite protective of them.
Our cat, Prince, whom I took to the vet last week seems to be doing better now. Our local vet, Dr. Brester is an old country doctor who has faced some scrutiny the past few months and came out on top was a Godsend in this case. I truly believed that the cat would not make it one more day but after a shot and some antibiotic, he seems to be gaining weight and has a healthy appetite.
The flies have really been doing a number on the horses this week. Tyson has been covered each time that I have been to feed him and so we have changed our fly spray and we have had to get a lightweight blanket for him. It seems that the darker colored the horse is, the more the flies like them. I believe that the humidity has been the leading cause of the flies being so bad this year.
My husband and I are looking at another barn that sits about an hour from us and has three acres with it. We are thinking that we could put a boarding stable there and we could hire someone to be responsible for it. It is a nice barn but does need a little work. I am hoping to finalize the plans by the end of next week so keep your fingers crossed or say a little prayer for us. My brother seems to have moved in with us, so maybe we could make him a small apartment there and he could be our caretaker.
I have sold some fresh eggs this week as it seemed that we had an abundance. We are feeding three families off of the eggs that we are getting and we still have plenty of leftovers. I decided that we should just sell some to help pay for the feed. It seems that eggs will sell for $1.25 quite easily for fresh eggs. Also, it is nice to know that the animals are not being fed anything but grain. I truly believe that a lot of the chemicals that are added to our foods are what causes many cases of cancer and other diseases. I also believe that learning disabilities can be caused by the chemiclas in our foods and cleaning supplies.
Living green is another whole subject and I won’t go into that right now, but I believe that we could all do a better job of saving the environment and protecting ourselves against some of the things that we are putting into our bodies. With a litle education about what goes into those products and foods that we use on a daily or weekly basis.
“Y’all come back next week” for another report and hopefully, a photo of baby ducks. Until then have a great day and hug an animal today!