Monday, February 16, 2009

Things Are Getting Easier For Me, Anyway.......


Last night the coyotes returned, so I found myself out on the deck with my little gun in my slippers at 11pm shooting into the field beyond the goats and girls. It did scare them off. I need a rifle with a night sight!


I decided to pick up some electrolytes for the mares as on Sunday, when I put their blankets on again and bleached the trough and refilled, they both looked a little tucked up. They never seem to drink enough water in the winter in my opinion so I thought it wouldn't hurt. I also put their salt block in their hay feeder.


They also got some fresh treats in more ways than one.




I gave them a little pasture time after I fixed the fence.


The girls came in from the pasture easy enough and were happy enough to have their evening hay.

The goats were silly as usual.

Here's Stephen's X-Rays. I counted a total of eight screws and one plate. No bone growth yet, but they didn't expect it yet. He goes back for another follow-up in three weeks. Still absolutely no weight bearing at all.


Here he is making a face at me as his cast dries. I chose the color. I told him he had better be nice or I'll have the nurse make the cast hot pink! I like the green. He moaned at me because he thought it was too bright! At least now his ankle is more stable.

14 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

Dude- Steve... ouch man. That xray made ME hurt! Callie, I will say THANK YOU for not *NOT* picking out the Hot Pink for Poor Steve!! ;)

Love those Rounders Horse Treats! Have not met a horse yet who didn't like them.

You need a shot gun, loaded with a heavy bird shot. Makes more noise, and should it come in contact with a coyote, it will sting a bit more and be more of a deterrent to them. Be safe out there girl...

Carroll Farm said...

we have our 12 gauge ready to go. they are close at night with our baby goats.
My little brother broke his leg when he was 2, he wanted a hot pink cast with a blue stripe! now that was loud...

Paint Girl said...

We had coyotes very close the other day, not use to them being that close. Scared the you know what outta me! It was dark and all I could hear was the yappin and yelpin. I get worried about my goats and cats as well!
I can feel Steve's pain just by looking at those xrays, I've had knee and lung surgeries and seeing anyone in pain just makes me cringe. Hope he gets better soon!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Oh Callie, hot pink would be cruel. At least with the green he looks like he's ready for St.Paddy's Day even if he is a Brit!
Glad you chased the coyotes off, reminds me of the pioneer women protecting the homestead.
Glad you're doing well, sounds like you have it all under control. Take it easy.

Mikey said...

You go girl! Love those slippers! And the cast, that's beautiful :) I would have liked the hot pink :)

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I got a blue cast, but wished I had gotten bright orange after having a bunch of people crash into my cast in stores. Ouch! My doctor said he didn't think a brighter color would help, because the simple fact is that most people just don't give a damn about anyone but themselves. I'm not as jaded as he is, but I found his life perspectives to be entertaining. Who knew a sports orthopedist could be such a pessimist?

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Steve should feel so grateful having you to hold down and defend the fort while he's down and out.
Poor guy, those x-rays made even me cringe. Oww! Poor guy.
That green cast is pretty neon. I wonder why they don't do a camo cast? hehe

~Lisa

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

If my husband moaned about the color of his cast, i would tell him that the color shows that he has a cute butt. Stuff like that always distracts my husband.

Callie said...

Well, girls, No coyotes tonight, Mrs.Mom, I'm afraid if I had a shotgun, I'd miss for sure and pepper my girls or the goats, LOL

Carroll Farm, LOL hot pink and a blue stripe, bless his heart!

Paint Girl, I hate coyotes, sounds like something that's risen from the depths of hell to me!

Arlene, You're right, I didn't de-masculate him too much, poor guy!

Mikey, when my gelding busted my hand, I wore a hot pink cast for 10weeks. He broked it good.....LOL

NuzMuz, I think I would like that kind of personality too. Would totally find it entertaining!

Lisa, a camo cast, what a good idea! If they don't, they should , I know a lot of boys that would go for that. The only choices we had were greean, baby blue and hot pink. I thought baby blue would get dirty faster.

SMR, You are too sweet. I'll you're husband appreciates it too. So does mine, but it's fun to tease a bit!

Laura said...

Wow - crazy x-ray...! I personally like the green cast. I broke my wrist last year and because of the type of break I had to have an old skool (ha!) white plaster cast. It got pretty dirty and nasty by the end of my 8 weeks.

Hope Steve is more comfortable now that the cast is on and things are immobilized...

Like the shot of the slippers and the gun! Hope the coyotes are scared now... :-)

Racing Tipster said...

I used to have a problem with coyotes a few years ago. Sadly they aren't as useless in real life as Wile E. is in the cartoon!

Jean said...

Oooh, I had green when I broke my wrist. Definitely high style.

The coyotes are scary with the smaller animals you have on your farm. Hope you have managed to discourage them.

ell said...

So sorry to read about injury! But you folks have a way of just having some kind of fun with every ole thing that comes your way! Speedy healing you you Steve.

Le Cheval Endiablé et Phyto said...

Fortunately, the coyotes went away. You're courageous.
The girls are taken care very well. They're lucky.