Friday, September 30, 2011

This n That

For those that have asked, Petro (the buckling) is doing wonderfully. His eyesight is back to normal. He is eating, drinking, getting into as much trouble as possible so can safely say he is over the poisoning. Baby (turkey that thinks she is a dog) still has a little sniffle. She is back to eating, chasing chickens, drinking from the garden hose and all her other strange habits. I still have the heat lamp on for her and had to go out in the rain storm today to make sure she was in out of the rain (she was). I am still giving her antibiotics but no longer have to wipe her runny nose. I was asked if she was going to be Thanksgiving dinner.... NO. Well she might be invited to Thanksgiving dinner but only as a guest. Fred and Tessa our bourbon red turkey are not going to be eaten either. I am a big softy and just can't eat my animal family. Except Porkchop and Dotty. Those pigs were raised to be put in the freezer so I didn't get attached. At the moment I have a bunny that has a hurt back and a chick with a deformed leg that most people would just put down that I am caring for. If they have the desire to live then I feel the need to help as much as I can. Tiny Tim hatched from her shell not able to stand because her foot was turned up against her thigh. We tried making a brace, taping, etc but she wouldn't let anything stay on and peck and fight till she got it off. And except for hopping around on one foot she is a normal little chicken. She has her own pen and scolds me when I go out to feed until I feed her. She loves attention. Honey Bunny hurt her back somehow and could barely move her hind legs for a couple of days. Moved her to a smaller cage with nice soft bedding and lots of treats and she is now almost back to her normal self. A few more days and she will go back to her regular cage. Sometimes no matter how hard you try a member of your animal family dies. But then there are the times when both you and the animal seem to do just the right thing and they live. Those times are what gets you through all the other. I am very blessed. Don't forget to count your blessings... even those little ones!

9 comments:

Kelly said...

I am happy that the animals are doing better. We don't eat pets either. Like you say, there are animals that are destined for the freezer and that is completely different. We have a hen named Lady that can't stand. She lays eggs and scoots around. She is 4 years old now and will retire here with the other hens. Happy Fall.

goatpod2 said...

Hope Bunny feels better soon!

Blessings,

Amy

TexWisGirl said...

amen to that! :)

carolina nana said...

This is the life on the farm,death is something you learn to except but it is still always hard to see any animal die.
Hope you have a blessed weekend

Maple Lane said...

Happy to hear the good news. It is 50 here this Sat. a.m. Hope you will enjoy a lovely Autumn weekend, Peggy. Love to you and all the animals and I hope they all continue to improve.

Joycee said...

oh Peggy, you don't know how much this post spoke to me. We are going through a family crisis right now and when you said "Sometimes no matter how hard you try a member of your family dies," it put things into perspective for me. I too am very blessed, a reminder to count my blessings... even the little ones, has me going again!

Terry and Linda said...

I love your approach...If they have the desire to live...

I admire you!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Karen said...

So glad your animals are doing o.k. Thank you for following my blog. I am following you now, too :)

Living on Less Money said...

You're a good mama to your babies! :-) Bless your heart for taking such good care of your animals.

It was nice having you visit my blog. Do you have a post telling how you live on $150 a mo.? I'm always looking for new ways to cut expenses.