I think this is made out of hay, not sure, can't read the caption...
Thelma is still trying to work her magic on the gates, especially the one at the hay barn, but so far so good. The courtyard gate was open when we got home from town this afternoon, but nothing there for her to get in to.
Heard from Linda today, Chester & Norton are still getting along most of the time. Norton tries to dominate Chester occasionally, & Chester says, "NO". She says Norton tries to keep the horses away from Chester, guess he wants Chester for his special friend. It's been chilly the last couple of days, & tonight it's suppose to freeze, so hopefully they can get Norton gelded sooner than they were told.
Poor little Drifter has had a knot on the side of his lower lip for a few days. I was going to call the vet this morning, but John came & told me it had opened up. I assume it was a cactus thorn or something. We had to halter him & make it "official", before he'd let us mess with it. Even then for a little guy he wasn't an easy patient. We got some "icky" stuff out of it, & he'll be on antibiotics for 7 days. He's suppose to get his teeth floated next week & then will go to his new home. He's quite a little character, learned real fast that John is the local "Pez" dispenser, & is in John's hip pocket if John is outside. Even if John isn't forthcoming with a treat, he likes to hang out in the garage when John is working on a car, just to see what's going on.
Just found out black bear have been sited in our valley. Every once in awhile someone will see one, usually this time of year. I guess they are moving around looking for food. I don't know if they hibernate in this part of the country or not.