Tuesday, 3 August 2010

A quick update

It's been two weeks since I last blogged but there really has been nothing to talk about. This winter bites! The weather has been as bad as I can ever remember it, in fact, I think this is the worst winter we have experienced since we moved to the Wairarapa in 1999. Our hay supplies have been depleted to the point where I am going to have to buy in more hay to get us through - something we have never had to do. I have been feeding out 120kg hay/day and I am hard feeding 6 horses and going through 18kg of grain/hard feed a day! I have never ever had to feed like this before and I really hope I don't have to again. It really does suck!

Libby is due to foal THIS MONTH! How on earth did THAT happen? Yeah, I know how. She is looking well but not imminent and I would not be at all surprised if she carries 3+ weeks over however, time will tell. I haven't brought her home yet but will shift her in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, I am watching her like a hawk for changes.

Reilly has been lame with a suspected abscess so I have been soaking and poulticing his foot and finally today the abscess showed itself. Even though I knew that was what was wrong, It is still a relief to actually have the abscess come out - pretty sure Reilly would agree that it was a relief too as he has been on three legs for a couple of days and today looked much more comfortable.

And that is about it for now. Today's photos are fairly self explanatory ....

Ata inspects the neck cover
Enya cruising with the neck cover
Enya chillin'
Welcome to my nightmare
The state of my poor paddocks

Cows to neighbours 27 July.