“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Steal Hay While the Ice Melts

Well, not exactly. In the past month, we have had cold weather and lots of snow.
Hence, no browse or even "gut fill" for the animals to get to, and with the cold, they need that much more energy to just keep warm. Its all been under snow. More snow then they can reasonably paw down to. Also, on the cold, windy days, staying in the shelter was the most reasonable thing to do. So we have gone through a lot more hay than anticipated by this date, and we had to get another truck load before it gets cold again.
The day had been filled with practical chores like giving the goats CDT inoculations, and trying to figure out a new ailment just discovered. Yet to be resolved. This is a work in progress.

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