Wednesday, July 28, 2010


My boy Tipper is not doing well. He has major muscle weakness and can barely stand let alone walk. His temp is normal, he had good heart and gut sounds, is eating and drinking well and is alert but he just can't stand or walk much. Vet was out this morning, gave him thiamin, banamine and an antibiotic and left me the same for the next few days. Pulled some blood to test for West Nile. We are thinking that it is cummulative effects from this God awful heat.

We moved him on a blanket, travois style into our basement where it is 68-70 degrees to help him. Also brought over his little brother Killa so that he has company.

Good thoughts would be appreciated!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


We have been having a terrible summer, really hot and dry. We went for five or six weeks with no measureable rain and temps in the upper 90's and 100's. I even had to start feeding the horses hay.

Kevin and I decided to go ahead and stock up on hay for the year because it isn't looking good for more cuttings. We now have about 600 bales of good quality orchard grass stored. It is a wonderful thing to have that kind of storage building here.

Anyway, we have had some rain over the past week, thank goodness. Friday we had two separate storms go through that dropped a bit over 1" of rain. Perked all of the flora up quite a bit.

However, temps are going to be holding in the mid to upper 90's all week.


As you can see, the little Hummer was watching the beautiful rain from the rail on our porch. They like to hang out there under the ferns. Sometimes there are three or four of them perched there.