Thursday, August 14, 2014


Last night at feeding time, Lynn, one of the minis was very lethargic not even interested in treats and was laying down.  My WAG (Wild Ass Guess) based on "been there before" is gas colic from eating mesquite beans.  Gave her my old stand-by remedy, Equine Colic Relief, USA and we watched her.  She wasn't really uncomfortable, but you could tell she wasn't happy. 

This morning she still wasn't up to par, but was better.  Tonight she's back to normal, begging and eating normally.  

They have not been over to Burroland for 3 days, we've been going to town and it just hasn't worked out to let them out for 3 hours in the afternoon.  Tonight when we were feeding I took time out to go over on Burroland to see how the bean crop was doing.  A lot of the trees don't even have beans, which is good.  Some of them still have beans on the trees and some have beans on the ground.  But I didn't see any area that was "carpeted" with beans, so we might not be so "anal" about them going over there for a longer time.  I only got to check the top half of Burroland, so in the morning we'll check the rest of it, hopefully it will be about the same.  

We actually have 3 or 4 different types of mesquite trees on the property and very rarely do all of them have a bumper crop, or no crop.  I assume they have different requirements in order to have a good season.  We always pray for a bad crop.......!!! LOL

John got home about midnight after rescuing the car.  Turned out to be a loose distributor cap.  Simple fix, but something that will not let you go anyplace until it is fixed.  John had towed it to one of the garages in town, it was an easy find,  so she was on back on the road pretty quick. 

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