Friday, July 20, 2007

Making Progress On All Fronts

I will try to have my DH transfer the photos from his camera and computer over to mine of the absolutely beautiful rainbows we've had here lately! Today was the first day we actually got some Monsoon rain - about 30 minutes of it! Yay! Our creek has completely dried up and now has cracks that I can only assume lead to China as they look so very deep.

The sheep love having the creek bed dry. It has become a runway for them to play in - zooming up and down the dry bed as fast as they can, ducking under the bridge as they go. While it's really great to see them having so much fun, I really hope by next week it will have some water in it again. I can hear them now, "Curses! Foiled again!"! :) Ah, well...c'est la vie, Sheep.

We are now at over a week after weaning and separating the male lambs from their mothers. Blessa was kept with the other girls as I noticed Lacey was already weaning her off by kicking her away when Blessa tried to nurse. The wailing and whining has just about stopped as the boys have found other things in life to occupy themselves with...mainly doing "boy" things like chasing each other and knocking heads together.

I have been making daily trips to the barn to check water for everyone. I go slowly and have promised not to let the sheep bowl me over, although they did all remember me and knew exactly which pocket to check for the cookie supply. I must say I've missed doing shepherd-chores. I'm sure my DH would love for me to take over, but I can't...yet.

Which brings me to an update Apres Surgery...things are going fine. I had my first appointment with the surgeon complete with x-rays showing four inch and a half screws on either side of my spine with a cage-sort-of-thing through which bone will grow, fusing the two vertebrae together. Most of my pain is either gone or manageable with pain meds. And next week I start Physical Therapy. So we're "Systems Go" and thoughts are that in three months everything will be back to "normal", whatever that may be.


I'm hoping that soon I'll be able to sit in the pasture with the sheep again, passing out the occassional cookie while I'm there. Hang on guys...just a little while longer...

4 comments:

Tina T-P said...

Glad to hear the good news!

We'll be taking Loreena back tomorrow, sigh. My sister reminded me today that this is "agriculture" not Lassie. It's never a perfect world, is it?

Went to a fundraiser auction tonight - bought a "tea" basket - two nice square mugs, two gourmet teas, & a nice tea kettle - basically for the Stainless kettle with whistle - the handle on the one I have now flops over when I use it and catches on fire with the gas range - - Think I'll use it for a planter...I think it was made by Mikasa - just not a good design...

Take care - Later. T.

Leigh said...

Gee, are you allowed to have monsoon rains in Arizona (? :) Just kidding. Glad to hear you're getting up and about again.

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shepherdchik said...

Won't be much longer and you'll be passing out those cookies again!! By the way, I'm still waiting for the chocolate pie...