Wow! It’s been a long time since I’ve written in my blog. I’m not exactly sure if anyone still reads this, but I’d like to do my best to keep updating it. I love to write and it’s fun to give myself a written history of happenings around the farm to look back on. I think I’ll start by giving some quick updates on what has been going on.
- First and most importantly… it’s been a year since Baby began treatment for the weakness in his back legs and the improvement has been great. He runs short distances now and has a lot less trouble getting around. I would be lying if I didn’t consider the possibility that some of his lameness may be permanent, but I’m still hopeful that he can make a complete recovery. Right now I have him on a muscle building formula that I’m going to try for the next several months. Another blood test revealed that his Vitamin E/Selenium are still normal and everything else is in range.
- Nessie has gone into heat! My little girl has finally grown up. She seems very restless and I hope that I can find her a mate in the near future.
- Octavian is doing wonderfully. I really enjoy him. He has an air of elegance about him and has been a fantastic animal to care for. The sheep in general have been a delight to raise and I look forward to slowly continuing my goal of offering high quality Mouflon and Mouflon crosses in the future.
- I adopted a kitten in July. I didn’t think I was a cat person, but I guess I always secretly was. Pancake is a handful, that’s for sure, but what a remarkable little handful he is.
- I got a bull calf! This is very recently, as in a few days ago, so I don’t have too much to say about him. He’s a miniature zebu bull and I know he’s very pretty, but he hasn’t been handled at all and just today I finally got touch the tip of his nose for the first time.
As for what the future holds, I’m still focused on gathering a small herd of high quality sheep together. I would like to breed Nessie. And raise some chickens for eggs, but that may wait until the spring.
Those are the main updates that I can think of. If anything else comes to mind I’ll make a separate entry.