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Thursday, August 14, 2008

What Goes On In Vegas......Might Be On My Blog !

~~~I am going on a road trip to Vegas with some of my favorite people .We join some more of our favorite people when we get there,time to pack .I hate road trips, and I really do not like the heat or particularly care much for the desert, so guess what I am doing at the hottest time of the year ? I am going on a road trip, to the desert, in the summer . But I am very excited to go on this road trip because I will be driving to Vegas with my youngest son Daniel and his wife Breezy ! We will be meeting up with my oldest son David and his four daughters,four of my granddaughters .How can I NOT be excited ? All of these precious people are not only related...they are FUN!!!! (sorry Breezy about the bad picture ) Here, Daniel and Breezy have driven about 5 - 6 hours to pick me up for the trip.We are checking our route.
~Wouldn't you know it, since Hubby will be in charge of the critters while I am gone, I go out to do my morning feeding and there is MR. BRAINLESS ( aka Goth ) with an injured horn. The numbskull ( quite a literal term for him) has been bashing away at the fences, the tree, etc., to get to the ewes, and caused damage to his horn, leaving a bloody, gaping wound at the base of his horn. Really, you can lift the flap of skin at the base and see all the inside parts of anatomy you DON'T want to see ! And I'm leaving tomorrow...I can't leave Hubby to manage this. ~~~So, it is time to move Goth in with the ewes so he will be busy and not get himself any more injured while I am gone. This means we need to move the ram lambs OUT of the ewe pen where they are so happy with their Moms. Well, they are not happy tonight, they have been bawling all night for their Moms, but they'll get over it. Meanwhile, we catch Goth, apply triple antibiotic to the base of his horn, put a ram mask on him, and spray him with fly repellent in the hopes the flies will leave him alone to heal. Then..hooray, he is in with the girls ! (if you click the picture it will enlarge and you can see some of the damage ) ~Here is Goth with the ram mask. The mask blocks his ability to look straight ahead, thus making it a little more difficult for him to run rapidly and ram straight ahead. He can see fine out of the sides of his head. Like blinders on horses. This really has make a good difference for our ram management.
~~~Off to Vegas ~~~

6 comments:

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Have a fun and safe trip! Hope your ram quits ramming into things! Have a wonderful weekend. blessings, Kathleen

Flower said...

Have a safe and good time!! Riding in a car is not my choice for trips either. I'll be thinking of you!!
Yes, it is my grandaughter in the picture. She is very special in many ways....we all think that about our own sweet babies, don't we!

Lanny said...

Have fun. Hi Breezy Hi Daniel! That is the prettiest "bad" I've ever seen.

noble pig said...

Have a wonderful time, I am insanely jealous!

Karen said...

Well sister, I can't wait to hear how much fun you had! I hope "What goes on in Vegas does appear on your blog" as well as you call me so I can hear your voice. I have enjoyed catching up on your blog while you are gone. You are doing a wonderful job!
Love you, Karen

Thistle Cove Farm said...

That eye/head shield is a great idea. I've had Shetlands break their horns off; it looks nasty but heals quite well. How was your time in Vegas?