Monday, August 05, 2013
The weekend zipped by...avoiding the heat and keeping water buckets full. The animals are handling the heat well enough...grazing and seeking out shade to rest...me, pretty much the same. I spent some time going through book shelves and picking a few books to give to the library to free up space. Then I read and picked out recipes to try in the following week.
Note to self...putting together a recipe when I am just home from work and tired is not really a good idea. I did manage a reasonable banana bread with wheat flour and honey...didn't measure exact and the middle will benefit from being put in a skillet and cooked a little firmer at a later time...the ends and top were good and crisp.
I napped for an hour and dragged down to the barn....lots of lamb nudges on the back of my knees...spun around a little by Bumpkin and Isadore who are sure they are going to miss something ...and discovered one mildly apathetic ram lamb away from the others...shuffled him into the isolation pen with lamb feed, water and hay. As soon as he realized he had no competition he dug in...should straighten out soon. I am seeing many of the lambs experiencing the swelling of the head and face...much more marked this year. Some swellings denote parasites but this is more an allergic appearing situation...especially since they have been dewormed recently. I am thinking the nettles and nightshade type weeds that have been mowed down and dry then get eaten. I am stepping up the hay to the point we are getting to the same amount fed out during Winter. Looks like I will be hitching up the hay trailer right after I get Charlie home from his dentistry on Wednesday.
Time to go to bed and recharge my batteries.