Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

11 Inches or So....


Well, the storm is done and we ended up with about 11 inches of snow. We got more after I took this picture, but not allot. Thankfully we didn't get it as bad as was feared, but 11 inches is still too much and basically I'm 'snowbound' for a few days. I parked my truck in the garage because they were also calling for freezing rain, sleet, and high winds and I was afraid that trees might come down on it. My driveway is pretty long, and I normally park near the road when I know the big snows are coming.

I've been digging out gates and little paths to get the chores done. I'm hoping by Friday to be able to get out to work, but we shall see. Right now they haven't even plowed our state road (no money, dontcha know), but the county has had road graders out on the gravel road. The state road is so bad that four wheel drive people are having trouble making it up the hill (and some didn't).
Big Boone

The really bad part is that Boone had some sort of episode yesterday morning. He was running around in the snow and the next thing I know he is down and won't get up. He didn't pass out, but he wasn't in good shape. I finally got him up and walking so I could get him in the house. He has been in (except for potty breaks) ever since. Yesterday he wasn't real good, but today he seems a little better. I've kept him warm and quiet since then. His appetite finally picked back up and 'bodily functions' are now working as normal. Yesterday his gum color wasn't good at all, but today his gums are pinker. His breathing is harder than normal and his energy level is very low. Otherwise he is really enjoying being in the house, and he and Ashley think they will pack their bags and move in, thank-you-very-much.

As soon as I can get out and find a vet that is open I'll take him in, in the meantime I'm thanking God that he is comfortable and doesn't seem to be suffering any. Until then we just keep on keeping on, I reckon.

Enjoy the pictures and be thankful my camera froze up or there would be more....

Ashley reluctantly 'helping' me shovel snow.

Hungry sheep with laser eyes on the shepherd.

Close up of the sheep--who would have thought Cal's legs were that short?

Front gate

Front gate today, with one of my miserly paths shoveled out.

A patient reminder of warmer days ahead...

Birdbath or Mushroom?

Hungry birds---the black ones are red-winged black birds, not normal visitors to my feeders.

This used to be my back stairs. Yes all those foot prints are from the birds--they are frantic and everywhere.

Woodpile number one....

Woodpile number two--somewhere under the tarp and snow....

13 comments:

Rae said...

Poor Boone! Hoping that he just exhausted himself out in the cold and snow and that he'll perk right back up. Great pic of his big smushy poochy face!

Tina T-P said...

Oh, I have been so worried about you. Glad to hear that you've made it through OK - Like Rae, I hope that Boone just tired himself out and he'll be OK soon. T.

RiverBend Farm said...

Oh my, oh my! how do you do what you do? I'm sitting here complaining about it just being freezing. I'm bad! Poor Boone..don't you wish he could talk and tell you what's wrong? And, Ashley, looks like she has on an old fashioned bridal veil.
Stay warm and stay in touch..give Boone a big hug.

Angela Rountree said...

I am glad you are safe and warm, and hope Boone perks up soon. Angela

Christine said...

I hope Boone is okay and you get dug out soon.

kristi said...

I was thinking about you when the storm was moving through. Are you in the upper, middle, or lower areas of MO? Was Boone running a fever? I hope he is okay:) Don't you just love shoveling little paths everywhere?

phylliso said...

Maybe it was just hard on his big body plodding through all the wet snow.I know it`s hard on mine.I pray he will be back to his normal self quickly.
Spring is just about 30-40 days away....phylliso

Nancy K. said...

I'll be saying lots of prayers for Boone! I thought the picture of him was so cute but then I read the words. I do hope he's OK...

Don't bother shoveling or plowing ~ it'll melt in a few weeks!

Karen Anne said...

I hope Boone is all right. I am thinking about him.

Karen Anne said...

p.s. I had a cat who collapsed the way you describe Boone, twice over several years. The vet never did determine what was wrong, despite tests. It took him a few days to a week to get back to normal each time. Their best guess was a seizure, but no one really knew.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Big worried hug for Boone.

I need orange said...

Sending good thoughts that Boone feel much better very soon.

I hate when they don't feel good, and how much worse, when we can't get to the vet......

Nancy K. said...

How's Boone doing Tammy? Tell the big lug I'm praying it's nothing serious and he's back, running around, in no time...