From the bottom of our hearts,
we thank you all for chiming in regarding Sammie's torn cruciate.
Thanks for the recommendation regarding Previcox, also... we will try that as well.
Making decisions for our pets is difficult in that
they unfortunately don't have a voice.... we have to be their voice.
Hearing your experiences with the same issues helped assure us that we are
making the right choice for Sammie.
(I'll let you know how it goes in the coming weeks!)
I did something yesterday that I have not done in years:
I played 9 holes of golf with Hubbs and some dear friends.
As expected, without practice, I mostly stank.
However, I did have a few nice shots.
I have found that even with practice, though, I mostly stink... with a few good shots.
That might just be the way that game goes... at least for the majority of us.
Or we could just blame it on the heat!
As for the farm, we are spending most of our chore time filling water containers...
It's no surprise that the pigs are spending a good deal of time in their pool.
It's also no surprise that the runner ducks have not touched their pool yet.
We are in that time of year when I rarely need to go to the grocery store.
Dinner is usually chicken or fish from the freezer and whatever veggies are in the garden.
Last night we had broiled wild-caught Alaskan salmon with this lemon dill aioli...
We are lucky to have access in this area to (sustainably caught) Wild For Salmon...
A company owned by a young local couple.
They own a fishing boat in Alaska and fish for salmon each summer...
flash freezing it and shipping it back to our area to sell at their store and local farmer's markets.
Yesterday while weeding the garden, I happened to notice these eggplants...
Ratatouille is one of my favorite things to make and to eat...
so a good crop of eggplant is most exciting!
We pulled the last of the broccoli plants out of this box...
leaving behind the rosemary that I planted between the broccoli.
I am happy to report that the rosemary seemed to keep the green broccoli worms away this year...
I could find none of them on my broccoli....for the first time ever!
The heat has not affected egg production,
as each day we have our choice of turkey, duck, and chicken eggs.
The chickens are happily digging holes and taking dust baths!