Jasper and Quatre, our wonderful WOOFER interns held the fort in our absence and, on the hottest day of the year thus far proved that (1) they must have had GREAT training and (2)..we aren't indispensable!.....DOH !!!! When we got home in the late afternoon, Greg put on his rancher hat/head and headed down to the barn. Update on Madame Gimpy who was reluctantly persuaded to take an enforced rest away from her triplets and unexpectedly turned into a “milk sheep” on Monday evening. Gimpy managed to cross the pasture at almost the speed of light to snaffle a carrot treat. Hopefully that means that her feet are feeling better….Gimpy,as her name implies has had a foot “issue” since her arrival here and between her sore feet, udder the size of a barrage balloon and her weight loss has been causing us more than a little concern. Happily, her milky bar was not as engorged yesterday and not looking like she has bagpipes hanging between her bandy back legs. We will be glad when she is back to her normal feisty self, stamping her feet at Bran and growling long and low.
Well, all events yesterday were second hand and today I am back at the barn…..not quite as good as new but ready to get back to work.
Thanks again to Jasper and Quatre, it was reassuring to know the ranch was in safe hands. Time to go, keep safe, M