Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Goats for sale

 Billy buck.
Born 3/17
3/4 Spanish.
2 year old Saanen cross does.
Chloe, brown.
Callie, white.
Born as triplets.

$600

We are in Sutton, NH.
Pick up only.
E-mail at eweifarm @ msn.com if interested.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Surgery is tentatively scheduled

for December 4th. I am so excited!!! I am sure it will be here before I know it!

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Shoulder news

Come early December I should be getting more surgery on my shoulder. She said there will be a metal piece over the ball and a screw to hold it in place.

Jerry has hernia surgery scheduled first and I will be in a sling for 6 weeks with another year of recovery time ahead of me. In the meantime to give me some relief while I wait they gave me a shot of Tramadol in the shoulder joint. I refused the cortisone shot as I did not react well to the last one. We will see if this helps. She said it should give me some relief for up to 6 weeks. It would be wonderful to get off the Vicodin...


6 weeks in a sling should be fun! At least doing it in December and January I have nothing I have to deal with on the farm. Ewes will be quietly growing their lambs, the chickens may be giving eggs, but I can collect those one handed, and the pigs will be a distant memory. Provided the butcher can take them before surgery.

Jerry's surgery is in October. After our last 2 big shows of the year, and after fall shearing is done. He will have 6 weeks himself to heal before the pigs go to the butcher. Fortunately he is able to wait for hernia surgery as it is 'only' torn with no intestine involved. But, trust me, I am watching him carefully. As someone who has had 3 hernias of my own, I know they are nothing to fool around with.

I am so excited to hopefully be putting the worst of this shoulder behind me!

I was actually seen by 2 doctors yesterday. The surgeon, Dr. Boselli,
and another doctor who she consulted with and was the one to give me the shot, Dr. Androlia,
https://www.concordortho.com/physicians/adam-p-androlia
The shot was painful and the procedure was interesting. He went in through the back of my shoulder and used ultrasound to located where to put the injection. I don't want to see that bill...

Have a wonderful August all! I hope I'll be back before another month has passed. 😁

Thursday, August 03, 2017

A day in the hay field

Yikes! It's been a month since I've blogged.
I am been trying to stay off the computer as I have 
plenty to do outside to keep me busy. Even if it is
will only one arm. But, tomorrow we see a new 
surgeon and we will see if she will replace my 
shoulder or if I am stuck with the very limited 
range of motion and serious pain..

In the meantime, this is what we have been doing
when we have long stretches of nice weather. We 
managed to beat the weather yesterday before the 
threatened thunderstorms rolled in. But, the skies 
were impressive while we were working in the field.





 Our newest piece of equipment.
A pin-wheel rake.
A whole new learning curve for me!
And, my trusty John Deere tractor.
Hydrostatic clutch and small enough
to drive one handed. Easy on and off also.





 Driving the truck, while Jerry picks up bales, is 
our neighbor Pebbles. She and her husband were 
such a big help to us yesterday! They got the hay 
off the trailer twice and up into the loft. I haven't 
lost the strength in my right arm, yet and don't plan
to. If the bale is less than 50#, I can still lift right handed.

 From behind.
My front view of the world, at least for the day!

If my hips and knees did not get so stiff from sitting
so long, I'd spent the entire day on my tractor moving 'stuff'.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Tour de Fleece and a day on the farm

Apparently I signed up to do Tour de Fleece with 2
groups on FB... This bright pink is day 3 on my
26 year old Louet. It is dyed Samoyed Husky.
 Below is day 2. It is gray/brown Coopeworth
wool getting spun on my Merlin Tree reproduction
Canadian Production wheel.

 More wheels are lined up on the other side of the
living room in front of the bookcase. That is not all of them.
This is day one spun off and on at Saturday's Farmer's 
Market in Wilmot. It is leftover bits and bobs of Romney.
I will most likely Navajo Ply it to keep the colors intact
and then make a hat from the yarn.


 The fiber producers mowing, fertilizing and watering
the front lawn. Yes, that is my van parked on the front
lawn. I brought home a very nice maple dresser from 
Farmer's Market and needed to unload it, and the show
stuff, into the house. Sending sheep to the butcher soon.
Need the van to get them there. We are out of sausage...

 A couple of shots of the oldest sheep on the farm.
Cloud is a wethered Romney that is 12+ years old.



 13 week old Golden Comet chickens hanging out
under the lilac bush trying to stay cool.

 The newest member to the farm.
A 3/4 Spanish buckling.
He will stay in a separate pen for a couple of days.
#1-So the big doe won't kill him.
And #2-So he knows where to come in at night.
The lamb's creep gate will replace one of the green
gates Wednesday morning. That way he can get 
away from the big cranky doe.
 There is cranky, and her sister.
Chloe and Callie.

 Carl the cow. 1 year old Dorset/Romney wether.


 Goats in grass and weeds.
 13 week old Aracaunas. They can be out when the
other chickens are outside. During the night they are
behind the green gate and the 'cage'.



 The Comets back in their dog kennel.

 There is deer netting suspended from the top of the
kennel to keep the raptors from swooping in and 
taking my chickens. I lost 2 in the few couple of weeks.






 The pigs enjoying their nightly donuts.







The girls are back in winter pasture and unhappy about it.
They will come back out on the front lawn in the morning.

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