Monday, July 5, 2010

time for an update!!

Well I think it is definitely time for an update. . . first off, here's a late Happy 4th of July to you all!

We had a busy day yesterday watching soccer, barbecuing, fireworks, dancing, staying up late, and of course milking goats and feeding all the animals ;).

In one of my last posts I posted about Rosie and her hurt leg, and how I thought the treatment was working. Well, it worked! She is pretty much all the way back to normal and we let her go out to pasture today. NOTHING else was working, so I am very glad this worked. What we did was mix DMSO in some Fura-Zone cream (we dumped her milk for several days), rubbed it all over her hurt knee (which she really hated, especially the first time!), wrapped it in plastic wrap to create some heat, vet wrap and then tape. We left it on for 12 hours. After the first treatment, it didn't really seem better. 24 hours later we did a second treatment, and after that one it was obviously MUCH better. So we decided to do a 3rd treatment and she's all the way better. Praise the Lord. . .

Rosie in the stall during her treatment,

We've been getting lots of cucumbers from the garden, but not too many tomatoes - there is a fungus going around that my Mom learned about the other day. It is called black spot fungus (I think). . . hopefully she can find something to stop it, otherwise it looks like we won't have much produce this year.

Well, not too many pictures today since they have to be uploaded to the computer and I'm not doing that right now. . .

Have a great day!



LilacCottageGoats said...

Hello, I have followed you site for alittle while now, but I have never commented it, at least I don't think so. I really enjoy reading it. Keep up the good work. I have Mini Nubians too, but I only have 2.
Your Rosie is a beauty. One of my does looks a lot like her. It's nice to know she is on the mend. Thanks for sharing the treatment that you used for you lame doe. I may need to use it some day. Hopefully not, but you never know.


Good Goats said...

Thank you for the nice comments, Kelly! I enjoy doing this blog so I am glad others like it and can benefit from it.

Have a good day!