The vet tech said to make sure the cones stayed on the dogs for 10 days at least, 14 preferably. I said that was not likely to happen and she told me to keep the dogs quiet and warm. Hmm, these are farm dogs, vigorous, outside, chase 'em dogs, not pansy house dogs. This is what Robbie's cone looked like at the end of the first day.
The little Angora kid is doing remarkably well now. When I go to check on him and his mamma, he gets up and runs to her and calls. This is a far cry from the first day when I questioned his survival at all. Thank you Creator for the miracle of birth and the joy of life for the little boy!
The geese are nesting, oh no. It is far too cold for them to be nesting here. Today and yesterday were both minus 20 with fierce winds and over 6 inches of new snow. I went in and messed up the nest twice now, but today the goose hens were busy fixing it and testing it out and making sure I did not come near them or the new nest. The waterfowl winter area will soon be dismantled, so this is not where the geese will nest anyhow. Should I tell them?
Fluffy writes daily about the experiences on the farm and with the bed and breakfast patrons.