Round 2

I am happy to share that our Cinder-Bella is feeling much more like herself.

This is from the day she first saw the vet…she’s feeling a zillion times better now!

She is, however, on a 2nd round of antibiotics.
The swelling on her head is way down, but not gone and she’s definitely feeling better, but not 100% yet.
So, after discussing things with the vet, we decided that a 2nd round was a good idea.
Sable does not agree.
She is very tired of getting needled.
Being a very good Girl while getting jabbed is not easy to do…ever for a very good Girl!
Flax cookies do ease the pains though.

And then there’s these guys…

Pig babies!!

I know it’s hard to tell, but they’ve grown quite a bit!
I’m working on making sure they grow as much as possible, tempting them with lots of yummy treats in their food so they eat.
They’re also having a grand time in the way over grown pig yard…the good thing is, they can hide from the heat and sun under the huge plants and stay cool.
So far, we’ve had no sunburns this year.
I am worried at how big they’ll be when it’s time for Freezer Camp, having gotten them almost 2 months later than previous years.
Ah well, whatever will be, will be, right?

This is Thor…bringing them home in the midst of a thunderstorm, one had to be named after the God of Thunder…this guy is it!

The garden looks good, all feline help aside.
Tomatoes (even my tall spindly ones) have taken off. We’re seeing tons of blossoms, and a whole lot of wee teeny ‘maters starting, and I may actually have a really good crop of peppers.
Beans are up like crazy and I am sooooo hoping for a huge harvest to can up this year!
Cats have been redecorating my rows of carrots and beets and greens.
We haven’t had a chance to get the fencing around the garden, and honestly, I’m not sure that will stop the cats anyways.
Still want to do it, so that poultry can do a lot of the weeding/clean up work come the Fall.

We’re coming up on 5 years here now, so I’m also working on the plans for our 5 year celebration.
Oh, and there’s 60 meat chickens coming tomorrow…
And haying to do…
And weeding the garden to do…
And there’s a leak in the roof over the master bedroom…
And Sable still needs her teeth floated…

Life is fun.
Life is busy.
At the end of the day, all I can ask for is to be a bit further ahead than I was when I got up that morning.
So far, so good.

But, don’t think I’m complaining!
Because I’m still getting chances to get out with my camera and take pictures, so this is good too.
My favorite shoots so far this year have been following a local group of horse-folks while they “rob” a passenger train for charity.
Great fun, and so many great photo opportunities!
Like this one, of gentle giant Clyde:

He has a story.
An all too familiar one.
But one that has had a happier journey than most…from auction to meat truck to Rescue with the stubborn perseverance of a woman and a community that saw in him something special…
He’s now an ambassador for Blackbird Ranch Equine Rescue and Rehab.
At this last train robbery I watched people, from the very young to the elderly, being drawn to him and his calm gentle presence.
And one young lady who, in the frames I captured of her standing by his head, became hooked on the most expensive and life fulfilling drug there is…equine sweat.
I’ll share those images in another post.

For now, it’s coffee time, and then on to the myriad of chores that need to be done for this day.
Happy Wednesday Friends!!

2 thoughts on “Round 2

  1. Comedy Plus says:

    I’m glad your baby is feeling better. That’s great news.

    Such a lovely post. It made me smile.

    Have a fabulous day. β™₯

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