Hello from Maybelle Farm. Its Wed. Jan 18, 2012 and I just had to have our Vet come to put down my very sweet Avocado this morning. She was my oldest sheep and would have been 14 this spring. I am so very sad but when she hobbled out into the middle of the barn, I knew it was time. Stephen, our Vet, let me hold her while he gave her the medicine. I got to hold her and tell her how special she was to me and that was a comfort. He also checked on Arly who I have been treating for pinkeye. He said that is actually a corneal abcess and also glaucoma. I will need to treat her eye with quartermaster twice a day for 4-5 more days. I cannot put her back in with the big group of ewes as Stephen said she shouldn't take any beatings from the other sheep. Well, its been quite a day so I'm going to take a shower, eat my lunch and go do a special after school program at 3:30 p.m. Good-bye from Maybelle MaMa
Kathleen - Farm Partner, Flock Shepherdess and great storyteller and (occasionally) Darcy - Farm partner, business "manager" and current web designer.