Posted 07-24-2002 at 04:06:04
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Never did figure it out - never did realize so many things could go wrong with a sheep. The other sheep are just fine, I checked their breathing for pneumonia and everything sounded fine. They will be ready to go to the butcher next month so I guess we will just watch them real close. Dennis and I feel caught between a rock and a hard place, people advise getting a vet to figure out the problem but when you are on a fixed income you have to think twice. If we raised sheep for profit than I know we would do it otherwise. I really don't know if this is right or wrong but we have to do what we can.
As far as that swine goes, we did figure out one thing, after an hour of cussing not only the pig but each other, when they are ready to go back they just go back. Gee what a concept. I swear I still smell like a pig and I just about scrubbed my skin off last night. I can't believe that at the age of sixty I was outside chasing a crazy pig, I did get a rope around his neck but it kept coming off - need to get a better setup for that. I looked like those kids in the rodeo chasing pigs. Except for the rope burns, a few bruises, and aching muscles I felt fine this morning.
In extending their pen we also found out that they are over a spring. We kept wondering where all the water in their mud hole was coming from until we started punching holes and one hole just kept filling up with water. Come to find out there are underwater springs all over this area.
I am still having fun though. I just don't know how you guys can do all the chores that needs to get done and survive. I thought farmers worked hard - no way - they slave. I really think all these government officials should work a farm in July for one month and than recheck their taxing system that is if they are still alive.
WOW - I am really long-winded this morning - sorry about that.
HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY FILLED WITH LAUGHTER AND WARM FUZZIES!!!!!!!!!1