Thursday, January 10, 2013

Steeling my resolve

So, no cold- I don't think anyway.  I think I am fighting it off so far.   I have been feeling way fat lately.  I know, tmi!  But it's weird.  I think the only thing I still need to do wrt what I eat, is to quit the croissant in the morning and have a protein bar instead.  I will see what they have in the store.   If things get any worse, I will have to be on a *real* diet....

I was planning to get sheep feed on the way to the farm yesterday, but forgot and figured I had enough, so I went ahead and did a lap with the dogs, brought hay out, went to feed and DOY! not enough.  So, load up the dogs and head out, go and get a bag and then back.  Fed everyone.  As they were eating the ram lamb started jumping up as if to butt someone, but he didn't, and then he left the grain and jumped up and then kneeled down.  I had no idea what he was doing.  So, I asked a friend what he thought, and he told me he was choking on the grain.  I am so glad to have people be there to share their wisdom with me, well, he's not "there" he's in the UK, but is a full time shepherd with about 2000 sheep, so I believe he knows what he's talking about.  He says he has seen just that many times.  Told me to rub his throat next time I see it.  Will do.  Just another thing you learn.  Glad I asked. 

So, after that, a walk and then home.  In a bit of a rut these days.  I think it's the winter doldrums.  Don't feel like doing anything, really.  Don't want to spend money either.  Oh well.  Thank goodness for the animals to keep me moving.

Lucy has found a home.  Now, if I can only steel my resolve to do this.  Will be hard, but I think it's a very good home and she will be able to work and be around other male dogs, whom she loves. 

Well, that's all for now.

1 comment:

DeltaBluez Tess said...

Keep it up! Winter gets me bummed as well aso I got a SAD light and that helped. Plus I make a point of working a dog for ten minutes, then writing down what was good about the lesson and that cheers me up!