Monday, July 22, 2013
Well...I did get to the gym with Mom and we had a good work out. The ability to set the machines for myself and others and the way to go about their use is coming back to me. A friend who was very serious about working out taught me a lot about 10 years ago.
I am working with a sick ewe for almost a week now. What presented as a balance problem has now defined itself as Listerosis...infection with Listeria, a form of bacteria sometimes found in fermented grains. We had a pleasant bout of cool, wet weather...not without its own set of problems. The ewe is holding her own..still eating and drinking as long as I keep her in a small area and help her up to her feet several times a day. The initial symptoms have lessened and with antibiotics and supportive therapy it is has everything to do with time and keeping her stress down.
My day job is brisk this time of year...so glad I just work a three day week.
I finished reading Steinbeck's "The Pearl"...strange perspective on true wealth....now back to finish "The Three Musketeers"...the Queen has been saved from one dilemma.
I swung through and picked up a chicken meal...fried chicken and cole slaw on the way home from work since I knew I would go straight to the barn when I got here...I did...worked with the ewe, hayed the ponies and fed some lambs...then took a nap...then returned to the barn to grain and throw more hay. The ewe had been able to maintain a standing position since I had helped her to her feet three hours earlier. This is the grand daughter of my now deceased but best ewe. She has nice lambs but almost always needs help...but bottom line she contributes to the flock and is a pet.