The vet came by and re-measured Big Daddy and it looks like he's gaining an average of 20 to 25 lbs a week! At this rate he'll be looking superb by next spring, yey! And probably feeling a lot better in mind, spirit and body, too.
He loves his mommy, aka "endless treat machine" ;-)
Pretty soon he'll be frisking my pockets for carrots and apples!
Poor guy's been suffering pretty bad haircuts lately, oops. First the dreadlocks that we had to snip off last July, then burrs that were hopelessly tangled in his mane and today I cut his fringe (bangs) as they were just hanging in his eyes all the time. Um. The hack job isn't too great but at least his mane is brushable and manageable now... Sort of.
I may have to resort to braids at some point.
Nothing much to report besides extreme fatigue, I feel hollowed out from exhaustion.
Totally my fault.
I overdid it today, silly me.
Our load of hay showed up at 10:30am this morning so we had to unload that, then re-arrange all the bales in the top level of the barn to help insulate against the cold. I don't know how much a bale of hay weighs but it's a lot! Ow.
Then! It was finally sunny so I cleaned out two of the three chicken coops, fresh bedding was long overdue - poor chooks! Mucked out Big Daddy's stall (three times during the day), spent an hour grooming him and treated his soft cracked hooves with some new strengthening product I bought. Caught an awesome sale at the equine store this afternoon so got some grooming equipment and awesome wellies (for me) - I'll have to post a pic!
Hint: peacocks and lace ;-)
Took the doggies for a walk on the mountain - yes, they behaved and mommy kept a very close eye on them! - and had lunch with Vegas at our local diner.
That's just a glimpse of what went on here today, I won't bore you with much more but suffice to say I am beyond drained. I'll either pass out in a bit or lay awake all night too tired to sleep!
Better not, grrr.
On that note, a fly woke Vegas up at 2am last night so of course he couldn't sleep so it woke me up.
Gotta love married life :-D
/end of Are You Feeling It! post/