Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Miniel Update

Miniel is still here with us. She wasn't doing well at all last week, and we talked about putting her down.
I stopped her Dexamethasone last week. Her appetite has improved. We have been doing passive range of motion on her legs. Her neck is weak so she finds it difficult to hold her head up. I know this sounds nuts, but I sing to her everyday to keep her spirits up.......of course, that may be agitating her, also! We put a diaper on her and bring her in at night to watch football , but her favorite is SpongeBob  SquarePants. She bleats for tortilla chips, snack crackers, and popcorn, but she isn't spoiled!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Me and Miniel

At this point, we are still encouraging Miniel to make it. She has setbacks which results in depression.
We still don't know what the future holds for her, but she is still with us today and for that we are grateful.....

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Spinning Cory's Fleece....


We received Cory's  2010 fleece last month.  It was processed into a silvery roving by Woolly Knob Fiber Mill. I have spun three double ply skeins so far with future plans including a sweater for my husband.
Cory is one of a set of twins. Linc is the other twin. They came to Dor Galen as bottle lambs in 2004 so they are really gentle, friendly guys who love having their ears and backs scratched.



Thursday, December 2, 2010

An Image to Set a Holiday Mood


It's a cold December day!  Winter arrived yesterday here and caught us unawares. The water hydrant froze in the barn and we had mucho trouble with water hydrants plural last December. I think we went through three new hydrants last winter until we finally found one that worked and these were brand new hydrants, mind you! All of these hydrants were made in China. I think that this year we will find something made in America, but we will pay a pretty price. My husband will try heat tape on the current hydrant and see how that works.
Meanwhile, Miniel is on the back porch in the sunlight practicing getting up on her knees then lying back down. I can hear her little hooves strike the wooden floor as I type away......