Thursday while chatting to a neighbor I was stung three times in face by Yellow Jacket, and that was very painful.
I woke up yesterday and the whole right side of my house was swollen- enough to make it sag. That is bad.. I did have a trial to go to so I decided to be tough and ignore it.. even though it looked like I had Bell's Palsy. So, fifteen minutes from house, deer ran in front of my car, and I braked hard, dogs went forward in their crates and I stopped to fix their crates and find Dan's foot bleeding- that toe nail again. CRIPES. So, I head on to farm to check sheep and see if he is lame, before I go on. He seemed fine. I did see my one black ewe by the water, and she is usually with her lamb, so I got a bit concerned and brought her in to worm her. Used Valbazen, but will not again, as breeding time will be coming up in a couple months. Have to move it out of my reach so I remember!
Then, after 3.15 hours of driving, I get to the trial. It's pretty hot.. Supposed to be very hot later in the day. Very challenging field and sheep. Total test for the dogs. Sheep un-dogged, field hilly, and hot. Well, it was truly a test. Unfortunately, before my run the run before us had a bad start, so I never got to have Dan see the sheep come out. He is always willing to run out so I sent him away, and he was tight- he did not see the sheep, stopped, re-directed- which he did very nicely, and good lift. Then on fetch not sure if he stopped to see set out dog, or what he did, but a couple seconds not sure what he was doing ( I had not walked him much at all before our run due to heat). Anyway, got them on line and I see Dan's limping. We got them through the driveway panels but not cross drive and at pen they were just nuts- and one ewe was flaring her nostrils- big as dinner plates, and one Cheviot ewe was just nuts.. after a few turns around the pen and one time where Dan hit the water, I decided to retire.. Turns out I would have placed if I had not done that. Anyway, after I walk off, I see Dan's toe nail is at a 90 degree angle to his foot. I was mad at myself. After all that... I decided, after watching rest of run, to just head home. Was not staying to run next day and find that he was lame. I decided not to run Joe as the sheep and field was just too much for a newbie.
So, home, slice of pizza and bed. Today I will go to farm, work Joe, and move the sheep into the e-net. They need fresh grass, and lots of that.
So glad it is finally cooling off... THANK GOD!