Tuesday, January 25, 2022
(January’s “Wolf Moon” is in 3rd Qtr phase Waxing Gibbous; February’s “Snow Moon” rises fullest on 16th.)
My mare, Rosie, wasn’t feeling well last night. I checked on the horses around eight and saw something that worried me, she’d not eaten. Anytime a horse won’t eat, something’s wrong. Rosie’s in her mid-twenties and has been in good health.
Yesterday, the horses were on pasture all afternoon. As we walked home nothing was different about any. Later, all entered the barn for hay and supplements. Sunni and Pimmy gobbled everything, and usually, so does Rosie.
This morning, I will go outside at first light to find what’s going on with her.
Aside from Rosie, and finally, I found the outside warm enough for shirt sleeves on that day off from work. Taking advantage, I tackled lots of outdoor labor, put-off for too long. Among the chores were biggies, like cleaning the goat house and the nesting boxes, dragging the dry lot, moving hay bales from storage to barn. I could go on.
Afterward and dead-tired, I didn’t need the worry of Rosie not eating. But the years have taught me about life with animals on a small acreage. Essentially, “It is as it is,” one works, and one worries.
I’ll go to my part-time job this afternoon if all’s well outside. Otherwise, I’ll call for a veterinarian and stay home to wait.
Dear Friends: Now, in this morning’s first light, I hope for us all a good day. Diana