I was touched by the outpouring of sentiments for our Moonie and his recent "crisis". He's a tough old soul with a heart of gold. Happily, he is doing really well. Your care and concern touched our hearts. And with all of the hugs sent his way.... Moonie was touched as well!
Dr. Becky came to check on him yesterday morning and was pleased that he seemed to have no inflammation in the surgical eye. We've been putting antibiotic ointment in his eye every 8 hours and giving him some pain medication and with that he is doing really well.
Who is that handsome man behind those Foster Grants?
His new UV protective fly mask is to arrive today, so he will be sporting the latest in protective eyewear... sunglasses for horses, basically!
Life is a little boring for all of the equines right now. We are keeping them in the dry lot for a while so that Moonie is not out running in the pasture. Secondly, everyone has gotten a little fat... I swear they have ribs, but you can no longer feel them! So, staying in on hay rations will help them drop a little excess weight.
Our second recovering patient is doing most excellently.
Griz's face is healing nicely, and he is a much happier cat these days. It makes me wonder just what number this is out of Griz's nine lives. I have no clue how old he is as well.
Well, it's almost that time of year when pumpkins are replaced by greens and pinecones. I've been taking our pumpkins (a couple at a time) to the chicken pen. As soon as I crack one of these orange squashes open, the chickens come running. Even Tom turkey loves pumpkin seeds!
Yesterday I thought I would see if the pigs would enjoy a pumpkin treat.
MaryAnn took a sniff and then turned up her nose.
Ginger took a bite and then turned away muttering "Yuck!".
Looks like the chickens will have no competition.
Today I will begin decorating Maven Haven for Christmas. And though our Christmas is going to be just like our Thanksgiving... without family or friends, I plan on decorating as if we were going to have a big party.... just to share with you!
Yesterday's projects were many and varied. I mixed up some fresh sourdough bread that will be baked this morning. The leftover sourdough was turned into crumpets. I baked an Apple Harvest cake (half recipe) because we had some apples that were starting to wilt. Dinner was a homemade bacon/spinach quiche. Today, I'll make a pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. It will be just Hubbs and I for Thanksgiving, but we are going to eat a traditional dinner. (And then live off of leftovers for the next week!). We plan to visit with our family via Zoom calls.
Stop by the farm (blog) and visit if you have some time!!
And... Happy Thanksgiving, friends.
Much love and hugs from the farm!