Saturday, December 27, 2008

A blizzard (of cards :-)

Yesterday mail was delivered for the first time since last Saturday - so much for the postman's creed of "neither rain nor snow, nor sleet nor dark of night shall stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"! Not that I blame our mail carrier; the roads up on our hill were pretty hairy. Still, it was nice to have a mailbox more full of personal correspondence in the form of Christmas cards and letters than junk mail and bills. I always tape the cards we receive up on our mirrored hall closet door so we can enjoy them awhile.

Our snow is melting rapidly. It rained on and off yesterday and last night, hard at times, and the temperature rose 20 degrees by this afternoon. The chickens ventured out for the first time since the snow started falling; they don't mind mud but would NOT step foot in that white stuff! They did peck it off my chore boots when I went into the henhouse, though. Funny girls.

Butter is better; maybe even 100% now. When two doses of Micotil didn't bring improvement, Rick gave her a shot of LA200, but I had also started giving her daily doses of Probios (the equine variety, as that's what I had) and a high potency B vitamin. The latter is an injectable, but I gave it to her orally as I did to Brava during the second half of Brava's illness last spring. Whatever put her aright I am very thankful! Time will tell if she's pregnant, and whether her fleece will have a break from this illness.

That's it for now at . . .

7 comments:

Wrensong Farm said...

I always tape my cards on the backside of the front door so I can enjoy them just before going out! Looks like you definitely have a doorful!

Our snow is not melting rapidly enough, it's still way too much work to feed/water. And what a mess I'll have to clean up where everyone was hanging out!

I'm sure glad Butter is Better (sounds like a Parkay commercial...):) she sure is a beautiful ewe.

MiniKat said...

We set our cards on the bookshelves in the living room. It's about the only place we can stock them. It also forces me to dust the books before the holidays.

So glad to hear Butter seems to be on the mend. She's so pretty and I really want to see her with a lamb at some point in the future. It will make for a cute picture for sure. :-)

Pamela said...

I have been so busy the past week or so, I didn't have time to read all your entries. I did not know Butter was ill! I am so very, very glad she's doing better now. She's such a beauty and I can't wait to see her lamb.

Sharon said...

My SIL said that her snow is melting and now she's worried about flooding. It's pretty while is lasts.

Jamie said...

I rather wonder if our postman hasn't been holding back packages so that he doesn't have to venture past the mailbox. The stairs & walk to the house have been pretty icy. I spent an hour or so shoveling snow off of the driveway and stairs, but only the parts I really needed clear.

Then again, maybe all my packages are really late.

Glad Butter is better and your chickens feel it is safe to wander out again.

Windyridge said...

We received much fewer cards this year. A sign of the times I guess.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

We got fewer cards than some years before as well. We enjoy the ones we get.