Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Goat update - happy - and other stuff - also happy
Here's Ms Rosie today modeling the latest Summer fashions for the steadily recuperating and discerning goat:
We've had very cold nights so she still has to wear her Goat Coats ( old blankets ) until she puts a bit of mass back on.
the vet admitted today that he hadn't held out any hope of her making it through the weekend so I feel pretty good about her condition now, all things considered.
In other news I know how to give an intramuscular vitamin B12 injection to a largely muscle-less goat - although I ended up wearing some of the first one I gave her... and check out the name of the product in the box ... and you have to think phonetically
Also, in what was clearly a momentous day, I plied my first handspun yarn and it's currently 'resting' on the niddy noddy waiting for a bath tomorrow
I also skirted a couple of really really dirty fleeces that I've been given and I'm trying to work out if it's worth getting them cleaned and scoured - I mean these must've been the dirtiest sheep in history.
Sophie did her usual thing and got seriously silly on the lanolin pheromones in Shirley Sheep's fleece while ignoring the black fleece from Shirley's friend Shaun.
ETA a note for Janine C... if you ever need a few kilos of fleece to make up the 20 kg for that guy in Bendy, let me know, ok?
Helped my friendly spinning coach, Diane, with her Japanese quilt and did some last minute finishing on a class sample for tomorrow that should've been done a week ago but we all know why it wasn't, don't we?
and there was even time for a leisurely cup of chai with Robyn out on the verandah - glorious perfect morning, maggies and kookas caroling, a goat on the mend and a good friend to chat too.
and finally in the ' it only happens when the camera's in the back seat out of reach ' file: one small and gorgeous wallaby hopping across the street in the residential area when I was taking David in yesterday morning - Ray Street for those who know Castlemaine