August 18, 2013

Miscellany // Horse Aspirin

Mission accomplished! Just finished re-bandaging Dewey's leg and everything is looking good so far.  Oh yes, Friday night my bro's silly horse went and got a very bad cut on his right hind leg. Ahaha - "cut" doesn't even begin to accurately describe the extreme laceration. There was blood everywhere. I don't do blood. It took the vet 2 hours to patch him up, and since she wasn't able to get to our place until 10:00 PM, that was around midnight.  Alex entertained us with jokes....because, he's Alex. ;) I was very brave and watched some of the stitching. Yes, from between my fingers, but I did watch! As of tonight, the swelling has gone down a lot, the wound looks like it's going to heal well, and he's putting full weight on that leg.  Thank you Lord for giving me strength - wounds and first aid are not my forte whatsoever.  But, if I can handle what it looked like before the vet arrived, I can certainly handle changing a bandage.  And, I did.  Besides the bandage, Dewey is on antibiotics ("It's the only thing! The only thing that will save you!";) for the next few days and Bute (horse Aspirin) for the pain.  Playing vet is fun for a while, but I can't wait till Dewey is all better.

Oh, and my bro got a lot of footage of the vet fixing Dewey up, so if you're so inclined, you'll be able to watch that on his YouTube channel at some point.  I'm sure you're all as breathlessly awaiting the video as I am...not! ;)

In other news, I now have all of the hay I'll need for the sheep over the winter safely stored under shelter.  Last week I brought home the most beautiful 2nd cutting alfalfa hay you've ever seen!  It's so beautiful and smells so good, I could almost eat it myself.

I'm listening to the Elizabethtown soundtrack.  I love that movie so's so wonderfully weird and awesome.

Saturday, we began fencing a new 1.2 acre pasture for the sheep.  My bro and our friend Christopher pounded t-posts (I think they did about 50) while my dad and I used the auger on the tractor to drill holes and install wooden gate posts and corner posts.  I had way to much fun operating the tractor - raising and lowering the auger, operating the clutch and PTO.  SO much fun!!  And it's going to be so nice having more space for my expanding flock!

Looking forward to helping with the Bible Bee at our church next week.  The lure of pizza and banana splits was too tempting. ;)  I get to operate a scanner.  Hooray!!  Not really sure what that entails, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it.

Today, I applied to work at our local theme park, Silverwood.  It's literally only 3 1/2 miles from our house (which used to seem really weird, driving out in the country and suddenly "rollercoasters!"), and according my friend Laura who works there, are desperate for more employees right now.  They're only open for 3 more weeks (rollercoasters and cold weather aren't really compatible), so I thought "why not?"  So, I'll let you know how that turns out.

And right now, I'm going to go to bed.  More fencing tomorrow...en garde!

Happy Trails!!

1 comment:

  1. Glad Dewey's feeling better--what an ordeal for you both!

    "Fencing"--haha, when I first saw that word, I thought you and Alex had taken up sword-fighting. :-P

    God bless,


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