Here are a few updates from the past couple of weeks:
We got 100 bales of 1st cut tucked in the barn (yeah!) and I even used my truck for the first time to get a round bale! I love having a truck, even though it is a small one.
|Lil' Red being a farm truck!|
Since Fred wrecked the fence, he gave himself some rope burn on both pasterns. *sigh* I've been doctoring it, but the left hind gets a little puffy on me if I don't stay on top of putting ointment on it. And to make matters worse, I noticed Fred was limping a bit this past week - not super lame, but definitely NQR. I was hoping it was just the rope burn bugging him or at worst an abscess. Sure enough Monday morning the farrier was out and was able to open up an abscess on his the sole of his RH. Fred seems to like being kept in his stall and all the attention and food he has been getting, but his leg was swelling too much being kept in, so I tossed him outside last night to see if that would help get the fluid moving. It looks much better this morning, thankfully.
|Bingo - abscess on the RH and rope burn. And a puffy R leg. Oh Fred...|
|Oh hai! Do you has fud? Fred, probably.|
|partially healed cut - he's blown 4/5 stitches, but hopefully it is healing|
|Not 1, but 2 photobombers!|