Thursday, January 11, 2007

So much for quarantine!

Boy, adding a new sheep at Boulderneigh is giving me lots of fodder for this blog! I just came back from putting Valentine and Bella back in their pen. Brian had gone outside, then ran back in a bit later saying he couldn't see Bella or the new sheep in their pen anywhere. Since he had looked from a distance, I thought maybe they were laying down and he just hadn't seen them in the straw, but I dutifully followed to check out his alarm. Sure enough, they (I'm SURE it was Bella, as she's the pushy one!) had pushed on the dog kennel panels at the front to create a gap next to the barn and escaped. Of course, Bella headed straight to her mom and Valentine followed, so there they all were, separated by only wire panels. No wonder it had gotten nice and quiet down there!

When I first saw how Rick had set up the front of the quarantine pen I thought, "That would never work for the 'three musketeers,' but it will probably be fine for Valentine," knowing how much the three push on their gates just in CASE someone forgot to latch it. But in my state of worry over Valentine's stress this morning, it didn't enter my mind again. So I've got a rope strung across, tying the top of kennel panel to the side post of the structure so it can't be pushed away again, until Rick can drive a t-post or two. Also gave Valentine and Bella each a dose of Probios, which I was planning to do today anyway.

That's it, FOR NOW, at . . .

3 comments:

Kathy L. said...

Boy, everybody's getting ProBios today! Loretta got a mouthful, too, upon arriving home again. (But I had to bring it into the house to warm it up a bit)

Are you sure your sheep aren't related to Houdini?

Tina T-P said...

Hi Michelle - I'll have to type up that cookie recipe for you, it's not actually on her link - but if I don't have it typed up already, I need to - I'll try to get it to you this weekend :-) It really is one of the best cookies that I've ever had - I think it's the dried tart cherries that add so much.

Got home yesterday by the skin of my teeth - the roads were HORRIBLE - & John, who was off work - hard to do landscaping when the land is frozen like a brick - said "you got a package from Skittles today" - We got a little ceramic sheep like the one Kathy sent you - she has one too - we decided it should be like the Travelocity Gnome from the TV ads -and we can take pictures of our little ceramic sheep in different places to put on our blogs LOL - Have a great weekend! Tina

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

My package from Kathy came yesterday, too. I don't deserve such a wonderful friend!

It is cold and clear here; reminds me of Minnesota! Probably feels like home to Valentine. I'd like to go to town today because I have a 1/2 coupon for JoAnn's. I need to call and see if they have a ball winder....