After the rough morning, I decided the best therapy for me was to just get moving. So I did. After work, I got up to the farm and worked Dan and Joe for just a very short time- using only the lambs. The snow was deeper than I thought. I made a breakthrough with Dan. I learned that Dan is keen to work, he is not keen to be yelled at. Wow, I am so stupid. I used a much nicer voice and Dan was so much less tense, and would have driven those lambs to China if I let him. I was so happy. Sorry Dan, but thank you for teaching me to be a better person.
Then I worked Joe. He did well, and at one point the lambs were in deep enough that they just had a hard time moving off and as he came up on the lamb I call fire plug, well, I see him come forward and then in a flash her head come back and they all turned. Joe handled it beautifully. He also did very nice outrun/lift work- YEAH!
After that, I had to clean the barn. Oh Lordy- this is true exercise- I need a manure spreader!!! Oh well, exercise is a good thing!! So, got that done, and then headed home- still too deep to walk the dogs.
When I got home I vacuumed the entire house. I cannot believe how much dirt comes out of the carpet and floors. Honestly.. I was so happy to get that done.
After all that, I just chilled and read my book before bed. It was a good day, and now we will get some warm weather to melt all this snow!
Today I have to get all sorts of animal feed/supplies and Christmas shop. Then, I can chill a bit and look forward to the holiday!
I hope everyone is gearing up for a wonderful Christmas and New Year!