Bud and the Weekend Agenda

I got a call from the vet today saying that Bud’s temperature spiked to 106*F (41.1*C) overnight.  They hosed him down and managed to get it back down, and it’s stayed down.  They wanted to do a CBC to check for infection.  Luckily, that came back unremarkable.  I went and saw him again this evening, and he looked better than last night.  He’s still tired, but he was much more himself.  We don’t have any idea what caused this setback, but hopefully, he’s past it now.  I’m hoping to go visit him again over the weekend, but I have a lot to do.

Zach, Linus, and Billy

Zach, Linus, and Billy

Tomorrow morning, I’m going to try to catch and sell my little boys.  Hopefully, I can get all ten loaded and sold.  I’m thinking I’m going to sell Billy now.  I just have too much going on to have an extra pen of goats all winter.  I also want to get Muffin away from Wanda.  She doesn’t need to be nursing anymore.

Wanda

Wanda

I have three-and-a-half gallons of milk that I need to turn into mozzarella cheese again.  I also need to make twelve batches of soap to be fully stocked for Christmas sales.

Litha

Litha

I have someone coming out tomorrow to plan a photo shoot.  It’s one that I’m excited to do.  The young man is in a wheelchair, and his mom wants pictures that emphasize him as a person rather than his handicap.  I have a lot going on this weekend, and I’m pretty sure I’m never going to get everything done.  I’m starting with doing dishes tonight because it seems like that’s always the first thing I have to do before I can do anything in the kitchen.

A Visit to Bud

I visited Bud tonight.

Oak Tree in pasture

I was a bit disappointed because he seems to be in more pain and not as chipper as he was on Monday.

Sunset Fence

I’m sure it’s normal to have ups and downs after such a major surgery (I did with my toe), but I worry about my sweet boy.

Sunset Corn

They are monitoring him closely, and I have confidence in the vets.  I just wish I were closer.

Sunset Corn

I’m sure he misses home and the herd too.  Goats do not like to be alone, but he doesn’t need his sister for company trying to use him as a pillow or pulling on his catheter.

Sunset Clouds

I did take him a treat of peanuts, and that made his eyes light up.  Tomorrow, I think I’ll take him some probiotics to go with those peanuts.

Sharing with Good Fences and Skywatch Friday.

The Life of a Farm Cat

Yep.  This is the life of a farm cat around Eden Hills.

Leo

Leo

Tough life isn’t it? I’m busy with cheese and lesson plans/checking papers for work, and chores.  Very busy.

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