Sunday, July 19, 2009


As of yesterday, Buddy Brat, Daisy & Frijolita are in the Fat Farm for the duration of mesquite bean season. They seem to think we have absolutely lost our minds, & don't realize the gates are closed & they can't get out. So everytime we go out the door, they TELL us & tell us, & tell us some more. There will be others going in I'm sure, but these 3 were already overweight, & their poo was more beans than anything else. My fancy small opening hay nets are suppose to get here Tuesday, so we'll see how those work out. I have a feeling they aren't going to be very well received, but hopefully it will slow down their eating, so they have to "graze" all day.

Dr. Weaver was here Friday & worked on Frijolita. Last night she was 3 legged lame on the right rear & doing her string halt high step with both hind legs. She was fine in the morning, so I don't think it has anything to do with her acupuncture treatment. I checked her leg from hip to hoof, & she doesn't react to being poked & prodded, so I don't know what's going on. I'll call Dr. Weaver in the morning & see what he thinks.

This morning John opened the outside gates to Burroland & put salt in the gate openings to get the cows attention. He said he saw cow tracks around, so hopefully they will find the new territory quick & get those beans eaten. In the process he found Justin's fly mask that had been missing for over a month. We had looked & looked for it, but it took driving the golf cart down to open the gate to Burroland, to find it. It was hanging on the outside fence, Justin had probably reached thru to snag a tasty morsel & left his mask behind.

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