Friday, August 27, 2010

Mare update: Maybe I am too rash

A fellow that we buy our hay from came a few days ago, and he felt our mare has a good chance of making it.

Maybe he is mistaken, but it gives me hope.

She is still able to walk and is eating well. I cannot put down a horse that is obviously trying to live very hard.

We are keeping it padded and wrapped with a boot on. I wrapped it with a poultice today.



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington