Friends and neighbors have been amazing and Greg has been blessed by willing volunteers arriving at the ranch, prepared to do whatever, chickens, cows, horses or sheep in temperatures that would test a polar bear. Thank you all so much, you have made this whole issue less of a drama and prevented Greg going into meltdown !
Gertie the Canadian Goose had a bit of a suprise landing this morning. As usual she stood waiting for the Shires to leave the barn to go to the pasture. Gertie, the frustrated goose honked her greeting and started making her way to the field. As usual she took off at the last fenceline and took her usual flight path to join her buddy Quest. Sadly, the pond was frozen solid and Gerties landing did not take into account the ice. End result, one big frustrated Canada Goose sliding less than graciously accross the frozen surface of the pond. Poor Gertie.
Oh well, I've had more than my allocated "sit down time"....got to get up and do another circuit..bedroom to kitchen, kitchen to bedroom and no breaking the rule book on the way. Take care, keep warm and please spare a thought for one very frustrated rancher. M