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~~~An Etude Of Worms~~~

~~~An Etude Of Worms~~~

Okay…..parasites probably have nothing to do with music… I was just trying to impress you with using the word “etude”… I was trying to sound cultured… …..I’ll stop now….. But, parasites are a big issue with animals in the sunny/humid/hot/petri-dish we call Florida… Everyone with hooves and paws and claws gets wormed here………….regularly… I think I’ve mentioned before, that when I asked my Internist if we (humans) should be wormed regularly……. …..she just looked at me like I was crazy……….

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*****Hairy Clydesdales*****

*****Hairy Clydesdales*****

I know I’ve mentioned this before… …..but it warrants another comment or two……. Clydesdale’s are hairy creatures…….! And I don’t know why or what the purpose is of all of the extra fur…….? I was leading Claire up for the vet the other day……. …..and I just couldn’t resist snapping these pictures……. …..her mustache was just so pretty and pristine and curly and ample…….! Clydesdales and Shires have beautiful and luxurious feathers…..(that need A LOT of constant scrubbing and cleaning)…

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Canoodling In The Country

Canoodling In The Country

Dr. Stevie Wonder made a visit yesterday… He gave us vaccinations for Addy, so that she’ll be well-boostered for her up-coming foaling… We gave the big girl her annual botulism vaccination along with another Pneumabort-K (the name kind of explains the shot)… …………………………………AND…………………………………. Dr. Wonder ultrasounded Claire to see if her co-mingling with Brave has left her in a family-way……. …..and it has!!!!!!! …..Tra! ┬áLa!….. Claire has a bun in the oven! Brave………………………..you dog! Claire is about fifty days pregnant……….

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~~Self-Quarantining During~~ COVID-19

~~Self-Quarantining During~~ COVID-19

This morning I had to go out……. …..(off the property even)……………..wow… I had to drive multiple miles to the clinic of an old vet friend of mine… (I have a lot of old vet friends)…..(both large and small animal vets) I knew I’d been home for quite a while… But, I hadn’t figured out just how long that had been… …..I’ve been home and house-bound a very long time with Molly’s puppies…..or Willow’s puppies…..or Killian’s puppies……. …..since…..forever… I meant it…

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COVID-19 Virus…….And The Farm

COVID-19 Virus…….And The Farm

Life is a tap dance… …..if you are lucky…..you can keep up with the tempo… …..as this corona virus pandemic unfolds…..the dance steps keep changing… …..we don’t know what tomorrow will bring…..we’re just taking one day at a time… …..so many things in life are like a Twelve Step Program… …..you can plan ahead as much as you want…..but you still have to take it one day at a time……. …..which is where we are at……. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I’m trying to…

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One More Cold Day In Florida…….(?)

One More Cold Day In Florida…….(?)

…..if we’re lucky, we might eke out another mini-freeze……. …..and maybe with another very cold night, we will frost-bite a few more skeeters, for good measure……. …..I’m really hoping that will happen. …..I think we’re forecasted to go down to the high thirties……. …..usually that means (where we are here) we will get down a little lower……. …..I’ll happily take that. I’ve been sleeping with socks on in anticipation……. …..or maybe it’s just because I’m getting old and my circulation…

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The Great Goat Rodeo

The Great Goat Rodeo

As promised……. After my last post about Addy being pregnant……. *****Addy Is In A Family Way*** …..I needed to finish my story about running down our various goats…..in the mud……. Orchestrating…..catching…..&…..ultimately…..dragging various goats into appropriate stalls or pens is difficult at best……. …..but add to that scenario……. …..procrastination……. …..failing daylight……. …..along with recent torrential rains & the resultant/deep/paddock mud……. …..it’s all not a good recipe for success……. …..it was a GREAT recipe (however) for ear-numbing expletives…….spat and spluttered through mud-spattered…

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Addy Is In A Family Way

Addy Is In A Family Way

Just when you think you are large and in charge… …..you realize you are really just clueless and bringing up the rear……. …………………sooooooooo, Dr. (Reverend)-(and yes, he reminded me that he has some sort-of-duly-ordained-computer-reverend-registry) Stevie Wonder finally found his way back home from Antartica to Florida… And…….Dr. Wonder recently came out to our farm to “ready” the mares for breeding this spring……. …….by “ready” I mean…….they needed to have their uteruses flushed… …….(you know this is a farm blog…….so, don’t…

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Super Bowl LIV………….(Commercials)

Super Bowl LIV………….(Commercials)

  ***Compilation of Super Bowl LIV Commercials*** We had the Fifty-fourth Super Bowl this last Sunday… ***The Making Of The Clydesdale Commercials*** I wasn’t really invested… The Buccaneers weren’t in it… But next year’s Super Bowl (LV) will be held in Tampa Bay……. …..so regardless of if the Buc’s are in it…….Tampa Bay will be involved, one way or the other… But the Kansas City Chiefs won on Sunday…….after a long, long hiatus… So that’s good… I do feel bad…

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We’re Still At It…….Addy & Me

We’re Still At It…….Addy & Me

Remember the ninety (90) pills I’m giving to Addy every day?… We’re still at it… She’s even less happy with me now… She’s developed her own little (?) avoidance habits… …..like putting her head up even higher……. …..I just go up extra steps on the stepladder to reach her……. …..or slowly (because she is an inherently kind horse) pushing her cheek up against me until I have to step back down the ladder (or else get swept off of it…

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