These are the socks I started with the Felici yarn pattern called Hopscotch on number 2 needles. The photo is true to the colors. Since I am a slow knitter it takes me about 40 minutes to do each color stripe and this pattern is just k3, p1 around and around. I am ready to do the heel. After I finish the heel and the turn it, I’ll put it in the car to work on while waiting for appointments, etc. So far, I’ve been working on them in the evenings when I’m too tired to do anything else.
Today was a good day. I have 2 stalls 12 x 15 each, this being one. The other area is 12 x 30. I cleaned the larger one yesterday and this one today.
Then I worked at getting hay down. The shadows changed the color of the hay, but you can see a bale on the tractor and I did manage to get another bale on top of this one. This type of work takes more thought and tractor maneuvering, because I don’t have the strength yet to lift these 100# bales. But I did get it loaded and moved down the road and into the rams area to be able to feed them. Usually my neighbor man does this, but was not available today.
After this and lunch, I took DH to the chiropractor and while he was there, I was able to get the groceries. After dinner, I rested for a bit. I don’t want to spoil a night’s sleep by resting too much.
It makes me happy when I can see accomplishments like this and I feel like I didn’t waste the day. I’m hoping to get back on track after too many of life’s interruptions. Well – after the holidays anyway. Part of the problem is that I didn’t set goals and make schedules for myself this year like I normally do. When I don’t, it seems I don’t get much done.
It has turned cold and that means in a barn, there are more rodents seeking a warm place, where food is available. So we have several bait traps out with this product. The animals cannot get inside the traps. However, someone helping us emptied a trap into a garbage bag and put a different bait into the trap.
I looked in the office and saw Beau, with the garbage bag ripped apart and he was very interested in the contents. That frightened me! There is no antidote for the rodenticide used in Tomcat Bait Chunx. It is toxic in small amounts. A toxic amount in a dog will manifest either as paralysis or convulsions. It is deadly.
So off to the vet we rushed. They made him vomit and then gave him activated charcoal. And we pray while waiting for 4 days. We don’t really know for sure if he ingested it or how much. We do know that 2.5 cubes of this stuff are missing. It is toxic by weight and his being a big boy at 99# is helpful here.
This is a photo I snapped of him looking and playing normally this afternoon. We’re supposed to keep our eye on him, but if he shows symptoms, there’s nothing that can be done. Not a good thing. So we cleaned the barn today with him helping us. Kept us and him busy and now the sheep have a nice clean barn to mess up.
If you use any poisons, please check and recheck that other pets or children have no way to get to them.