Jeanine took charge of getting everything ready at the house for the storm. She remembers losing everything we owned when Hurricane Ivan hit, so she was on a mission, and the kids pitched in. I was so relieved that I did not have to deal with that after working at the farm for 12 hours everyday.
Last weekend Ami's horse Shanti decided to go through the barbed wire fence and cut her leg quite deep. It looked really bad, and Ami was pretty tore up over it, she really loves her horses. We had to call the vet. We took pictures and sent them to the vet. I ran to the hardware to get some meds, and Ami treated the wound. Two days later the vet came out and checked Shanti. Ami has been treating her everyday now, and Shanti is on the mend. I don't think it will bother her once it is completely healed. Poor Ami had her first vet bill to deal with. Gotta love those horses!
I had bought some paint so Jeanine, Mimi, and the kids could paint the wooden gates. It turned out to be "pink", not the red I thought I bought. After they painted one gate they came and got me, it looked pretty bad. I told them to stop and I would get the right color. So that is going to have to be re-painted. That night we cooked a dozen grass fed rib-eyes and they made for a great supper with family.
Two weeks ago 1013 had a small bull calf. The next day I took Jeanine down to the south pasture to see him and he was gone. Not with his momma and nowhere in sight. Jeanine and I spent the better part of a day searching for it, and had pretty much given up finding it. We figured a preditor had gotten him or he got out of the fence and was lost. We made one last search, and low and behold, Jeanine shouted out he was with his momma. Thank God, we thought for sure he was gone. Over the next week momma kept him hidden off and on, so we quit worrying when we did not see him. We have named him "Houdini", due to his disappearing act. He is so little, and cute.
Three weeks ago I fenced the northeast side of the south pasture by the creek. Mimi and Papo came out and helped with the fence work and cleaning out the water trough. Even "Tiger" the farm dog pitched in.
I added a couple new heifers to the herd this month and also 2 Jerseys. The Jerseys are so sweet. I can't wait until they calf. Maybe Jeanine can try her hand at milking!
I posted a few more pictures in the gallery, so if you get a chance, check them out.