My camera has been, and will be for a while, out of comission since my last post, however I thought I could at least tell you what has been going on. Well, right after my post about Trey he started doing worse. I thought we were going to lose him; he refused to eat anything that we tried to feed him. That made him weak and he was literally shaking from having no good nutrition. A few other things happened that are too gross to tell, but I can tell you that after antibiotics, Pepto Bismol, and long hours of nursing him back to health he is back to a healthy, frisky calf! YEAH!
Isaiah did follow through and caught us a piggy!!! He named her Izzy, and she is the cutest little thing. He loves going down, as do the other kids, and spending time with her. Both Rebekah and Isaiah were picked for the scramble. Poor Rebekah had her pig grabbed from her while trying to get it in the sack!! She didn't know what to do!! She went to go get another one but by that time the others were taken. The ratio was 2 kids to 1 pig in her age category. It was funny because it was a boy quite bigger than her that took her pig. Oh, and it was a farm boy!! At the beginning the announcer knew the boy and said it would be shameful to him if he didn't catch a pig because he lived on a farm, so instead he let Rebekah show him how to catch them and then took it! Oh well =D We will probably try for another one this coming weekend.
We did get the meat chicks in as well and they are doing well. We didn't know when they were coming until we got a call from the post office saying they were in! We hurried and through a box together for them and it worked out fine.
I was going to wait..... but I can't! We are getting a horse! We will be getting her in the next few days. She is a strawberry roan colored Appaloosa. She is about 15 hands and is really good with kids. I had to give up driver's-ed for a while, but it is worth it. I will try and get pictures of her on her somehow. That will bring our animals to:
- 1 dog
- 1 cat
- 22 laying hens
- 30 meat chicks
- 1 calf
- 1 horse
- 1 pig
Well I think that is it, and even if it wasn't I would stop because a certain little someone took a PERMANENT black marker to our keyboard and colored ALL the letters in. I am not a great typer so it has made it very challenging!