It was not hot or anything yesterday but still the cows found the shade and stood about gossiping.
And the pigs took to their wallows.
The skin on Wai’s neck is coming away now. There is pink tissue under the gunk so I am proceeding in my usual methodical way, draining, debriding and dressing, the skin determines the speed but I prefer to go slow so as not to frighten him and so far so good.
Losing this plate is a great relief to the poor fellow. Yesterday morning he was such a happy boy, wandering in and out of the barn and very talkative – he still growls and hides from other people, scuttling sideways to avoid them, but with me (the one who literally hurts him the most) he is a dear fellow, toddling along behind me with his continuous commentary.
I worry about him in the night – lately the nights have been chilly and with the skin he is losing he is also losing big hunks of fat as all the dying tissue from these third degree burns parts from his body. So, on some of these badly damaged areas, he has no fat layer left at all (his body is a collage of raised and deeply lowered areas) – all that covers him in some areas is the new skin developing or red raw. I make sure he is all tucked up with an extra blanket when I go to bed and check him if I am up in the night but I didn’t think I would be worrying about cold in July. Hopefully his coats come soon but they are summer weight anyway.
However all in all he is doing better – much better than could be expected.
My new girl is here. Her name is Katelyn. So this morning we will begin to get more done than just chores. I am so tied up working with Wai that we are getting really behind in the gardens. This next month will be a great month I think.
We cut the thickest red clover hay yesterday (with Johns old hay mower), it needs a full extra days to dry, and today the man comes to cut the rest. A beautiful day for it.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Weather: Look at this for a perfect day.
Monday 07/17 20% / 0 in
A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High 81F. Winds light and variable.
Monday Night 07/17 20% / 0 in
Clear skies. Low 59F. Winds light and variable.