This was not a good day if you were an animal or bird around here today.
Early this evening I noticed a tiny speck in the nest. Another baby has been born. Now before everybody gets excited let me tell you the very real possibilites. For one it is tiny and weak. The older birds may keep it from getting any food. I do not have any handfeeding baby formula to give it. The first 24 hours are very critical for its survival.
Now for animals, actually just one animal, Precious. Precious is aneater. She will eat just about anything even if it is not good for her. Every year around this time she gets an upset stomach. There is something out there she eats. Some time between this afternoon and this evening she went down. I went out at 7 pm to check on the horses and noticed she was laying down. Now she has been doing that a lot she she hurt her feet. She always raises her head and lloks at me when I call her. Well.. this time she did not. I walked out there and she was not doing well. Now there is no way I can pull up a 900 pound horse off the ground. I got a switch and started switching her and she finally got up. She walked about 5 steps and down she went again. I had my phone and called Pat in a panic. I get her back up again and I keep switching her to keep her moving. I walked here and kept touching the switch to her to keep her going. Here it is, I am trying to keep my horse alive and Belle and Crystal just had to show their... ummmm tails. Running and bucking, kicking and jumping, just generally showing out and getting in the way. It was a bit scary having a horse go flying by you and they are kicking at the same time. Any way...Any body with a horse knows that if they get colic you walk them forever. After after about 30 mnutes of walking, she was swooshing her tail and trying to graze some. Did not stop then. I kept her walking for a full hour. I will be going back out there in another 30 minutes to check on her. If she is laying down again we will walk some more. bUT this time I will bring her out of the field. I can't see out there at night and just the thought of being in a dark field with a crazy horse is not appealing to me. She has not colicked but is(was) on the verge of it. Horses cannot burp that is why they get tummy upsets. They have to fart!
Ok that is it for now. See yall later.