The beauty of life is this..... wonderful things happen regardless of chaos or calm. Meet Justice. A curious thing about this little guy..... we had just about decided that his mama was sterile and we were going to have to let her go. 3 months ago I noticed that she appeared to be preggo, but I didn't want to hold out too much hope since she's kinda "big boned " and has shown false signs before. Rosie continued to show small signs that got bigger and more obvious, so I knew we had turned a corner with her... and goodness was surely coming. Last night I knew we were less than 24hrs from go time.
Justice was delivered early this morning.❤
Keep the faith friends. Sometimes when you are ready to bail out, that's when God shows up.
Have a beautiful day!
Dog crates are used for many things on a farm..... you just never know what kind of critter you'll have to be either caretaking or transporting. 🐰🐔🐍🐢🐱🐀#truth
Birds are fairly sensitive to toxins, and I've used this recipe with great success both in the coop and when cleaning transport crates.
Note: it also works well for kitty litter boxes AND, once you have the spray mixed up (I personally just use 8 oz of water + the other ingredients), you can use it as a misting spray over your kitty litter if it is a little stinky on occasion. #poopourri
We've had some really aggressive hornets attempt to take over our porch this week. (I'm pretty sure they aren't officially Murder Hornets😜), but act like close cousins, so I've named them Mayhem Hornets!🐝 Any entomologists out there that can identify these? They are HUGE and have a nasty long stinger. They aren't yellow jackets... too big .... any thoughts?
Facebook is so kind... it always asks "What's on your mind?" whenever I venture in. (As if they care😶. Believe me, they don't condone my view of the current narrative😉)
These three things have been consuming quite a bit of my time these days... what about you? What's something that's consuming quite a bit of your time (good or bad) these days?
Birds of a feather do indeed flock together😉!
It's been a mani / pedi kind of afternoon ... not mine! 😉
The outside of a horse is definitely balm for the inside of this girl.... even if it does include hard work!
Hope your weekend was filled to the brim with good things!
Guineas are flat out not the smartest bird on the planet, but they are devoted to their mates.
See that miserable male guinea standing out there in the pouring down rain looking into the bushes? His mate is in there sitting on eggs and he's standing guard for her. 💖 .... in the rain.
Bless his heart. I'm not saying they love one another, but they certainly are devoted.
Do you have someone this devoted to you? Are you this devoted to someone? I do hope so.... we need each other. We need community. We need togetherness. We need closeness. We need to know we are cared about... in close proximity to one another.
This bird.... he doesn't care that it's raining cats and dogs. Companionship and togetherness are what herd and flock animals do. Without it, survival and thriving becomes compromised.
Happy Saturday friends.😘
Meet Spanky.... when he was younger, I'm pretty sure he thought his name might be "No, Spanky" 😉.
Spanky isn't a teenager anymore, but his antics (and his genetics) still land him in trouble on occasion. He is a fence jumper, and a digger.... and he loves to utilize his herding genes to keep the cows and horses all in line when he thinks we aren't watching even tho he knows we prefer he not unless asked. #cattledogsskills
His failure to heed our attempts to keep him from getting into trouble has given him a snaggle tooth and a few hard earned life lessons.
So I wasn't entirely surprised when Spanky went from running like the wind, to favoring his back paw last week. I was pretty confident he had gotten stepped on when he was in the midst of shenanigans. Nothing appeared to be broken.... just a sensitive paw. A couple of days passed, and instead of getting better, it seemed like it was getting worse... swollen in fact. So, before making a vet appt, I did a thorough assessment again, and this time, found what appeared to be a scab on one of the pads of his paw.... but a suspicious scab🤔. I grabbed a pair of tweezers and gently worked at the scab.... only it wasn't a scab..... It was the mother of all thorns 😱. Poor baby! I felt terrible that I hadn't found it sooner😥..... the good news is that, his relief was almost instantaneous, and after washing his wound thoroughly with colloidal silver and a couple of other natural healing agents, and starting him on Inner Defense to boost his immune system.... swelling is now negligible and he is back to bossing cows around when he thinks I'm not looking.
Being prepared isn't a season.... it's a life skill and it's on the daily around here... ie: business as usual on the farm. We know how to care for our own, but we also know when we are in over our heads. I've got to make a vet appt this afternoon for something that's beyond my skillset, and that's ok.... that's why we love our vets!..... But it surely is nice (and economical) to be able manage many health concerns from home!
Have a beautiful day friends!
Hey there....thanks for stopping by! This is me (Liz James)... an eclectic mixture of holistic (and organic) farmgirl meets pharmacist. It's a synergy that works well as I speak truths and dissect fact from fiction. If you're looking for healthier living options, you've come to the right place!