Archive | January, 2019

End of the Day Chores

28 Jan

After I finish chores, I get a short break until I do the end of the day chores.

That starts with preparing meds for Lily and Harley.

I dissolve meloxicam for Lily in a syringe because she wouldn’t eat it off a cracker with peanut butter.  Harley is thrilled with her peanut butter cracker.


In fact, she would eat my mittens that have a bit of peanut butter on them if I let her (no mittens this time because I can’t take cell phone pictures with mittens on).

Lily might be regretting her choice, but I’m not sure how I could get a cracker past Harley to give it to her now.

Lily (with Pistol behind)

The two little girls generally chase me out of the pen.  That’s mostly begging to see if I brought them treats.

Antigone and Cupid

Then I go shut the door for the birds.  I just noticed how much of their bedding they’ve destroyed.  I’ll have to get more in here before tomorrow’s horrible cold.

By the way, that is a brand new heated bucket because their old one quit working one evening last week.  Upkeep and replacing things is never-ending on the farm.

After the birds I trek across the barnyard and do one last check of Tony and turn his lights off for the night.

When I finish with all that, I can go in and relax!


27 Jan

I already had my little pen for Tony in the garage.

With the cold snap that’s coming, I decided I might as well go full-on barn again.  For those of you who use Celsius Tuesday’s low is -30.56*C Wednesday’s high is -23.33*C.

Not only will he be in here until March or so (if he lives), but there’s a good chance he’ll end up with company by the middle of the week.

Vinnie is already shivering and wondering why we haven’t gone to Florida for the winter.


I shudder at the thought of who all might end up in there with him.

Anyhow, I took the opportunity with our relatively warm weekend weather to prepare the whole Ranger side of the garage.

It’ll all be good.  As soon as March gets here.

More Snow

26 Jan

Well, it’s another Saturday with another round of snow.

blue jay

We’re supposed to have more snow or rain turning to ice as soon as it hits the ground tomorrow night.  Then the dangerous cold is supposed to show up.

That means we could have more late starts and cancellations at school (which would make my dog happy), but it also means I’m going to have a hard time trying to take any pictures for the blog.  Yeah, I’ll probably be crazy enough to venture out with the camera if it stops snowing.