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Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Wehner Homestead, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Jan 12, 2019
    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead Herd Master

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    I’m still not caught up on all the threads that I follow but I’m getting there slowly y’all.
     
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  2. Jan 12, 2019
    Southern by choice

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    Nothing going on... just called to see how you were doing. Text is getting real hard for me - I can't see a thing!
    Thinking about you and praying for you.

    Beautiful pictures as always!
     
  3. Jan 13, 2019
    promiseacres

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    Don't know how nurses do it...
    Lovely photos. Glad you got to enjoy the snow. Now spring can come... :rolleyes:
     
  4. Jan 13, 2019
    Hens and Roos

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    :hugs I can imagine all the extra work nurses go through after all the times my dad was in the hospital.
     
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    Baymule

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    I live by this motto, “Be kind to those who serve you.” That is pretty much everybody. I can’t stand people who are hateful and think they can dump on those who have to stand there and take it. I pray that your patients and coworkers are kind to you. You have been through a lot and need some kindness. Big hugs.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2019
    CntryBoy777

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    Ya are never far from my mind and ya stay on my daily prayer list.....:hugs.....sure hope things settle some for ya and life can bring warmth and smiles.....thanks for the pics and Halo is developing into a real Sweetheart....:love....you were one that was on my mind yesterday when I posted the Gabbie pics....was trying to at least put a smile on your face....:)
     
  7. Jan 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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  8. Jan 17, 2019 at 5:17 PM
    Wehner Homestead

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    I’m caught up again! Momentarily anyway. I’ve noticed that there are some new journals. I may try to conquer those one of these days.

    My hormones are still trying to balance out. My mood roller coasters are evidenced by this. I started counseling last week. I can tell a difference. My stamina is still low for me. I don’t think it helps that I go 100mph when I work so I crash when I’m off. Need to work on a dent in my to-do list at the house/farm.

    Temp is supposed to drop and Saturday night and rain will turn to snow. Wind supposed to stay above 5mph and temp mostly below freezing for 9 days.

    We are try to prep all animal areas. Elsa was taken to market Monday evening and Blossom was taken this morning. Both were overdue to occur but DH was trying to avoid pushing me and we can’t justify the cost of keeping them, the space, and Blossom was starting to suffer. Here’s the jist of the changes...
    -2 steers in lean-to get tied up and fed separately twice a day. They will move into separate stalls so that we don’t have to catch them in the bitter cold and wait on them to eat. One stall was Blossom’s so have to clean it out. The other belongs to Cowboy and Jewel. They are getting crates in the garage until further notice. Makes it easier to let them in the house and one less watered to worry about freezing. The lean-to will get opened up to let the cows from the main herd in out of the weather if they choose to come in. It’ll at least be a windbreak.
    -DH has been breaking that heifer for a 4-Her to tie and lead. He has Mallory in with her. They will go back with Emma and Indy with access to the barn aisle.
    -The does will get locked in the barn temporarily. They don’t like inclement weather anyway so won’t go out. This allows for the other male group (Mack, Beast, and Alex) to come in the back of the barn on the chute side since we can only open certain doors in certain ways at times.
    -Moxie is in the barn right now due to not maintaining condition. She just never recovered from nursing Mallory so she’s getting spoiled. I know that most agree that this can be costly but farming isn’t just financial, it’s quite emotional around here. I’ll do what I can for her to thrive and see if she will breed back come May. She’s in the part where the male group will go so she will be moved up to the chute pen.
    -Heated waterers will be installed in chicken coops, for the two buck pens, and Sparkle/CeCe. The main doe group and the cats already have heated waterers. We bust the cattle tanks with a hatchet as needed. Rubber pans that can have ice busted out are used for Pork Chop and the two steers in individual stalls.
    -A fresh round of round baled haylage will be put out Saturday before the bad weather occurs. All waterers will be cleaned out. Fresh straw will be bedded for cattle and buck groups. I’ll also put fresh wood shavings in nest boxes for the hens.

    Need to do my grocery shopping so we don’t have to leave the house unless necessary. Want to make sure we can get by. I’ll pick up extra heat lamp bulbs as a precaution. Doesn’t hurt to have a few extra around.

    In other news, Pork Chop is growing well. He will be ready to head to the processer by the end of Feb.

    DD2 has been making awesome strides with her new orthotics and walker. She actually walks at preschool now.

    DS has a birthday coming up. Need to figure out what we are doing for that. He will be 5.

    DD1 does about an hour of homework every night for first grade. Some days she’s cooperative and some days it’s a pain in the neck.

    Halo and Eli are almost inseparable. Eli is still quite the puppy and wreaking havoc on our home. I need to focus more time on him so it’s partially my fault. I just need more energy.

    I cooked last night and it did me in. I just wish my stamina was back.

    Cats like to observe all milking as there may be opportunity to clean up a splash or steal the whole bowl!

    Chester
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  9. Jan 17, 2019 at 5:27 PM
    RollingAcres

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    As always, you have lots going on over there. I hope you get your stamina back soon and we all can't say it enough, please be sure to tale care of yourself.
    Great to hear DD2 is doing well.
    I'm going to the store tomorrow to get some stuff. I don't want to go out in the storm if we don't need to.
    Stay warm!
     
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  10. Jan 17, 2019 at 6:44 PM
    Bruce

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    Interesting you can have those bags of seeds. Maybe the cats keep the mice and rats away.

    No surprise given the ridiculous shifts they have you work!

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    Do you know Blooie over on BYC? Her grand daughter also has spina bifida. Been following her progress for several years. Always great to see/hear about progress!!
     
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