It rained again last night here, and is very humid out right now.
This morning, this old boy went to see Dr.Tom:
Yes, he was a little stressed out... he never leaves home except to go to Dr. Tom's. He had his front nails clipped and his hips checked. Dr. Tom said we have maybe a year left with our boy... his hips and hind legs are in bad shape. He is overweight, yes... but has not gained any weight since November, thank heavens.
He's on Tramadol and now Meloxicam, daily, has fish oil on his food, and PhiCox, a joint supplement daily.
His coat is blowing out, too, and not even the Furminator can keep up with it.
These are GORGEOUS BLACKBERRIES that our neighbor Kathy brought us two nights ago, and are now in a blackberry cobbler in our refrigerator!
She is getting tomatoes from me tonight.
That's sugar on them, don't worry... they were beautiful!
Here's my "make-around" for getting bags of grain from the back of the car to the henhouses.
I load them into my cart, drive them to the door, and then bucket them into the cans until I can lift the sack and carry the rest in. Takes a little longer, but works fine. You have to adjust your chores as you age, and my days of lifting a sack and carrying it over my shoulder are long gone. These are 50 lb. sacks.
I'm in trouble for the next few days, as our John Deer 320 has gone off to Heritage Tractor to be serviced.
Okay, NOW I KNOW WHY I'M NOT FINDING EGGS IN THE RABBIT HUTCH.
If you look closely, you will see there are TWO snakes in there... a juvenile is just inside the towel hanging to the left where the nest box door used to be.
It must have been the day for snakes, because here goes another one through the henyard and into the pophole. Notice the ducks and chickens totally ignore it.
It was good to see that the guys were in the pasture this morning, browsing.
Actually, they were watching me leave with Ranger here.
Three Muleteers and Kris, this one's for you. This amazingly blanketed Appy mule was in a pasture I passed this morning, along with a big bay mule. I could not get a clear shot of this guy, but his coat... wow.
And here's an old farmhouse on a hill, down the road from the mule pasture. I love these old two-up, two-down farmhouses. There were no closets in them, just two rooms up and two down originally.
Closets were taxed as rooms, extra. This one had been built onto over the years, but is still lived in.
And now I'm off to do chores for the afternoon!