Breakfast was served a little after 8:00 am and once done Phil, Ben and Nolan picked up the pontoon boat. David's family arrived as they were gone. Israel grabbed his scooter and joined the others.
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Sheena's colt Loxley was not doing well this morning. I got over at 6:00 am and he didn't want to get up and seemed cold. I finally got him up and very slowly he followed Sheena to the tree. He was given 2 cc's of banimine under his tongue then the iv started. When Mike came out we decided he had to call Dr. Hoerr as even with the banimine and iv he would not nurse and didn't pick up. Dr. Hoerr came out, ran blood work and found that his kidneys were not working, he was hypothermic and critical. Mike took him to the clinic and after a few hours Mike sent the picture below.
Friday, July 29, 2022
I was a minute late this morning to help Mike give Loxley the banimine and another 2.5 liters of fluid. Mike already had them out of the pasture and tied. About 10 minutes after giving him the banimine he started wanting to eat so was given grain and he chowed that down almost the entire time the IV was flowing. Once he was unhooked he went right over to Sheena and nursed well. I left then to go feed the orphan colt and make Mark breakfast. Ruth, Diane and I walked this morning, Joan had already left. After the walk it was time to head to Sam's Club for the big vacation grocery shopping. I had a bit over $320.00 of food in the cart, unloaded it all then as it was scanned loaded it all in the cart and wouldn't you know the keypad to take my money wasn't working. Another lady came, and without talking to me cancelled the order and told us to take the cart over to one of the other check out lanes. I was annoyed and offered to pay by check but the order was already cancelled so over to the other check out lane we went and this time the lady that cancelled the order told me she would unload the cart so I only had to load it. It was a little too late by that time to head to Aldi so instead I headed home, unloaded, pulled out 6 pounds of hamburger to defrost, checked to see if I had plenty of the other meat then left for the vet clinic in Morton to pick up another 2 bags of the 5 liter fluids plus a shot of Exceed (long lasting antibiotic) for Loxley. On the way home stopped at Walmart to buy what I would have purchased at Aldi. I decided on Walmart as they would have grape jam instead of grape jelly (Aldi does not carry grape jam) and then promptly forgot to buy the grape jam but spent another $100.00. Oh well I have a half of a jar left from the camping trip so that will have to do until we get to a store in Branson. After the groceries were unloaded more packing was done. The truck was unhooked from the horse trailer and brought down to the house and the back swept out. Most everything can fit well in the back of that truck. I'm thankful for the 8 foot bed. The hamburger was browned then seasoned with taco seasoning and simmered for 30 minutes then cooled. Once cool that was put in quart freezer bags and put in the freezer. That will be used for one of the meals in Branson. The peaches needed to be carefully wrapped and put back in the box now that they are getting ripe. Joan bought a couple boxes and took them to mom's There were 47 or 48 in the box and the box cost $45.00 and since Joan paid for it a note was put on the box that they were $1.00 each. Someone left a $5.00 and wrote on the box. Below is a picture.
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Right after feeding the colt this morning I headed over to the cabin field to check on Loxley. He was standing quietly by Sheena but it was obvious he still had bad diarrhea. His tail was wet with it and it was all over his back end. Mike flushed his iv last night around 11:00 pm and again this morning. We went on our walk then I went straight to mom's for the morning. Joan and Faith were needed to sing at the funeral. Berlica came over to mom's to stay with us and gave Molly a bath.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
At 6:15 am I noticed Oksana up by Valiant and went running out to see if maybe she was in season. She wasn't in but most concerning was her foal was not with her. I checked her udder and it was not at all full so the foal must have nursed not too long ago. I started searching the pond pasture hoping he was just out of sight. Oksana came with me but stopped at the corner of the pond so I searched the woods in that area. Around 6:30 am I called Mike and Diane to come help. Mike brought his 4 wheeler so he could cover more ground but still nothing. Only after search all the area did I think maybe he could be in the pond and started searching that. We found his body not too far from shore. He must have fallen in and drowned. Mike got the yanmar to pull him out of the pond.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
I had a tough time rolling out of bed at 5:30 am and was thankful the coffee was ready and hot. After chugging two large coffee mugs it was time to get working. The colt was fed then Sheena brought over to Valiant and teased. She is for sure out so Mike was sent a text that today I would like to take her and Loxley to Middle Grove for 2 or 3 weeks. Beth was called just before our walk to see if she would take mom as I needed to leave early for Berean to pick up some donuts. Instead she offered to pick up the donuts then she, mom and I could go together. I was very glad to take her up on that. We stopped at Joan's to admire her hibiscus plant. This plant has so many buds coming on ready to bloom.HERE. We dropped off the Bibles at the Hanna City post office and when we backed into the handicapped parking spot (mom was with us) Rachel at the post office came running out to open the door for us. We were glad to get in and out quickly. Mom really wanted to get home. She asked us to call Diane and have her meet us at the post office with a bottle of water but Beth found another bottle just then. Once at her house Beth quick made us some lunch and gave me mine to go. I was thankful as the next job on the list was to get the truck hooked up to the horse trailer to start hauling to Middle Grove. Mike decided he wanted Jewel, her filly, Sheena, her colt and the 4 riding horses at the 76 acres where their cabin is. He and Diane will be staying at the cabin and this way it will be much easier to care for the horses. The horses were pleased to be out there.