The Best News!!

Chester had his Vet visit yesterday.  Of course, being the rambunctious fellow that he is, he needed to be sedated in order to get a good examination, and a definitive diagnosis.  The great news is... he did NOT tear his ACL.

This boy, who just may be prone to over-dramatization, has a sore toe!  

We had looked at his feet and did not see any cause for the pain.  The Vet, however, detected some swelling in his toe and after shaving the area found that he had a puncture wound there.

I cannot tell you how relieved we are that this little fellow doesn't need to go through major reconstructive surgery.  A course of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication should have him back to fulfilling his farm duties in no time!

And, just like that, my worry list is empty again!!

It seems that our little Pete is taking his farm duties quite seriously these days...watching over the front pasture....

making sure that all equines behave themselves.

Prince Pete, surveying his kingdom!  He has no fear of the equines and is often out in the dry lot with them when I am at the barn.

We've been keeping our hens in their yard for the past few days.  The youngsters have begun laying, and we want to make sure that they get in the habit of laying in the nesting boxes in their houses and not acting like our silly guineas (dropping eggs here and there all around the farm!)  And still these five crazy girls are escaping through the covered roof over the yard and nesting in the willow tree.


Then, each morning, they run back into their yard for their morning treats!  Silly girls.  Maybe when winter arrives and they realize that they have a warm, dry roosting spot available to them, maybe then they will give up "camping" in the tree!


I spent much of yesterday off the farm... tending to family matters.  Part of the day was spent babysitting our littlest Little (of the local Littles, that is) Elijah.

He is quite mobile these days and such a happy baby! 

Our little Wren (in North Carolina) is also quite mobile, quite chatty, and another happy baby...


It was quite a mystery how this little got her red hair.  No one on either side of the family has red hair.  And then Hubbs produced a photo of himself as a child with red hair.  She got her hair from her Muppy!

PS….. if you are wondering about the critter who was nibbling on our log home….we placed a game camera on our front deck and never saw a thing.  Whatever it was… it never returned.  What a mystery.

Also, I was asked how I know what fungi are edible.  My answer to that is: other than the two ( morels and Hen of the Woods) that I am sure of, beyond a shadow of a doubt, I simply assume that all are poisonous.  It is never worth the risk to eat a mushroom that could potentially do you in!

Comments

jaz@octoberfarm said…
wow...you are so lucky! i am hoping that willie has only a partial tear and we can let him heal. so jack is a ginger?!
Bee Haven Bev said…
Jack was a redhead only as a child!
Lynne said…
Well that is good news!
Relieved I amy sure . . .

Liked your Wren “red head story . . . “

Looks like fog, misty, humid in the Pete pics??
Judy said…
Wonderful news. Always enjoy your posts.
Jody in Georgia said…
So glad your furkid does not need surgery!! Love the pictures of Prince Pete guarding his territory! Think Griz picked him out for you.
Patty said…
What a great news! I laughed when you said Chester was a little over dramatic about his foot! What a relief it wasn't as serious as originally thought.
Love the title " Prince Pete"! Very fitting.
Have a wonderful day on your farm!
Janet said…
Wonderful news about Chester! Precious grands you have. Blessings to all. ❤
Marcia LaRue said…
Finding out that Chester only has a "sore toe" caused my first LOL moment this morning!! Thank you!!
Your Grandbabies are so doggone adorable!
Unknown said…
Wonderful news about Chester! Nice to have something turn out better than expected.
We had a log home nibbler too... Caught in the act... It was a groundhog. Hope your intruder is gone for good.
Have a great day! Lisa G in TN
Kim said…
Great news about Chester. Pete has settled in beautifully. Is his neutering date set yet? Here in central Texas, there was the hint of fall in the early this morning. Yay! Lovely little happy grands.
Maureen said…
Happy to hear Chester does not need surgery! Cute grands!
Karen said…
As I do lot on your postings - I burst out crying! I am SO HAPPY for this handsome fella!! This news just makes my day - THRILLED for everybody at the farm:)
Moggie said…
So glad to hear the good news about Chester!
Terry said…
The best news indeed! Hip hip hurrah!
My taxonomy professor used to say it takes two people to determine if a mushroom is poisonous or not…1 to eat it, and 1 to take notes.
THE BEARDED ONE said…
IT IS SURE WONDERFUL THAT CHESTER JUST HAS AN INJURED TOE..I HAVE HAD SEVERAL DOGS OVER THE YEARS THAT HURT THEIR FOOT AND KEEP IT UP..LOOK IT OVER AND FIND NOTHING..TEHNA FEW DAYS LATER...THEY ARE WALKING NORMAL....THOSE GRANDS ARE SURE ADORABLE..LOVE TH PICS AND ESPECIALLY THE GREAT COMMENTS YOU MAKE ABOUT THEM...SO VERY SPECIAL...THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!!!!


KEEP SMILING !!!!!!!
such good news about your Chester....so glad to hear it. And I love those pics of Pete watching the equines. he looks so adorable and "official."
Thanks for the news about the log-eater....hope he's gone for good.
Oh.....and your little mobile people are so darling. Love their pictures. They're both growing fast!
Jackie said…
Chester and being dramatic. That makes me laugh! SO GOOD to hear that it is just his toe. WHEW. It would be so hard to keep an active guy down. Prince Pete is a love. He just steps right in and takes up a job. Watching over “the flock.” What a sweetheart. Enjoy those littles.