Friday, January 04, 2013

Rosie Update

After her visit from our trusted veterinarian and the increase in the dosage of her antibiotic, she seems much improved. Her milk production has picked up a bit and she is cleaning up her hay and grain and looking much perkier.

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and good wishes. She is a nice girl and we are quite fond of her.

Sure was nasty cold yesterday. Area readings ranged from -3 to -10. Not sure how cold it was here, but we spent still more time buttoning up more cold air leaks in the barn and thawing water bowls and hoses that froze overnight. 

Alan licked the heifer hose freezing situation anyhow. He took the whole hose down and coiled it in the milkhouse, which is heated. I will have to drag it out tomorrow, but at least it will work.

Didn't get the Farm Side written this week, not a great start to the new year. We were just too busy dealing with Rosie and I was too cold to mess with it. I have a bit written on the Census of Agriculture for next week though. I'll keep working on that so I won't miss another week. What an intrusive pain in the backside that is! It is going to take us days to gather and input all the data. A lot of people aren't doing it and I don't blame them a bit, but it is required by law and I am a little nervous about potential consequences if we skip it.

Hope you are warm and dry and safe.


lisa said...

So glad to hear she is doing better!

Rev. Paul said...

Congrats on Rosie's recovery; stay warm!

joated said...

Good for ROsie! Keep getting better, girl!

I saw"nasty cold...ranged from -3 to -10" and "Alan licked..." and "...freezing situation" and my mind wnet immediately to "The Christmas Story" and the flag pole. Careful there Alan!

Farm show starts in Harrisburg, PA this weekend. Entrance is free but there's $10 parking fee. If I get enough energy....

Dani said...

Awesome news!

Jan said...

Good news on Rosie.

Bad news on busy work.

Terry and Linda said...

I'm so very glad she is doing better. Many, many magic thoughts always work!