Friday, August 31, 2018

Everyone Gets Their Shots... Even Us

Today is vaccination day on the farm.
EVERYONE is getting vaccinated....dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, sheep, pigs.
(The goats were already done earlier.)
Typically, vaccinations go off without a hitch.


Last year, however... after losing their mama,
Faith and Hope were quite shy, so catching them was a bit dicey.


They've come a long way in a year and are much friendlier now...


so I anticipate no problems from them.


These two, however....


are a whole different story.
For the first several years, Dr. Becky would vaccinate Ginger and MaryAnn
without them even noticing.
Then, last year, they got a little wiser and decided they were having nothing to do with
that process.
Eventually, the deed was done... but not before we humans got filthy and a couple skinned knees.
This year.... it remains to be seen.


I plan on harvesting a bunch of carrots from the garden to keep the pigs busy...
while Dr. Becky vaccinates them from behind.
(Oh, and their skin is tough as leather...ie: pigskin!)

Several weeks ago, Hubbs and I were vaccinated as well...
hepatitis, typhoid, etc... in preparation for an upcoming trip.
And then, there is this....


We will continue to bring you stories from the farm for the next two weeks...
until we leave on the 15th.


The farm will continue as usual... with folks staying in the farmhouse,
and neighbors helping with the chores.
I doubt we'll even be missed!

13 comments:

Portia said...

Wow! I'm excited for you. Have a great trip.

Lynne said...

Exciting trip ahead . . . wonderful.
Hope the piggies did ok getting vaccinated!

colleen said...

How exciting!!! Now, that's the way to pack.

GeorgiaHoneyBee said...

Oh boy! That trip sounds very exciting!! We have an international trip coming up too and have been advised to pack very lightly. I took that to mean two suitcases... after this video, I'm going to see if I can go lighter. That backpack looks very liberating!!! Can't wait to read about your adventures!

The JR said...

You'll have a ton of pictures to share when you come back. Good packing ideas. I would leave my jewelry at home, and only wear a cheapo watch and a plain band if you have one.

You have it all thought out very well. I know ya'll are going to have a great time.

Happy Labor Day.

Karla Kuriger said...

WOW! Love how you packed - packing is always my arch nemesis when traveling. We will all miss your blog posts while you're gone! Wonder if you could have a "guest post" while you're gone? :) Can't wait to see the pictures!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your light packing is impressive! And wow, what a fab trip you'll be on!

daisy gurl said...

I'm sure this will be a life-changing trip! Enjoy every moment!

The critters will miss you, I'm sure, as will your readers. Safe travels!

Barbara Beach said...

Safe travels and enjoy!

Missy George said...

Of course you’ll be missed. Have a wonderful trip. Take lots of pictures. Be safe. Xxoo

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what a trip! i can't wait to hear and see all about it!

diane in northern wis said...

Loved your video, Bev. How exciting. I love how you're packing so few things into the one bag. I'd love to do that. I always seem to overpack for a trip. I did do a Mission trip to Uganda some years back, and that was awesome. I'm sure you will have a wonderful experience. Can't wait to see your pics when you return. Take good care!

Dee J. Hartman said...

What an exciting Blog today with good and exciting news for you! Keep enjoying and sharing your great life with all of us! ...BTW, we will miss you and so will the animals while you are away, but we all know we will have that extra joy to look forward to, when you return!

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