Saturday, February 21, 2009

Storm Alert

I spent most of yesterday getting ready for the storm that is pounding midMichigan right now. The bay mare above is Abbey who is 30. She and the nearly blind pony, Kelly, get Phenylbutazone (Bute) powder on their grain twice a day to help them move around better. I liken it to the Ibuprofen that I take daily to keep me moving. They were just about out so I drove down to St. Johns to the vet to restock. Would hate to be snowbound and not be able to medicate them.
Here's little JR from yesterday morning. He's up to 33 pounds (should be 60 to 70) and I wonder what would happen if I weren't supplementing him 3 times a day with his gruel. I had to run to town for strained carrots, yogurt, and Glucerna just in case I use what I have mixed up.
While I was down at St. Johns, I went to Tractor Supply because as you can see from this picture, I am just about out of shavings for the horses' stalls. Usually I have the shavings delivered from a sawmill and dumped in the indoor arena. I haven't called Jim because either the snow has been too deep or it would have been too muddy for him to get in.
I don't really like to buy the baled shavings because it's so expensive, but didn't mind yesterday. Middle daughter gave me a very generous gift card to TSC for my birthday. She knows that I buy most of my clothes there ☺ and I'm sure that she won't mind that I bought bedding for the horses.
I'm taking interval pictures of the storm to post later.


Knit - R - Done said...

Stay safe and warm. I hope you get to do something crafty sometime during the storm.

Debbie said...

Glad to see JR is still putting on weight, Gaussian managed his best growth for ages this week!

Cat said...

I hope you fare well in the storm - sounds like you've tried to be prepared!
Oh, and happy Belated Bday - sounds like it was a good one! Here's to many more!!

Meg said...

I hope you have enough supplies to weather the storm, it sounds like you've stocked up well!

Claire said...

JR is so adorable. I really think he would like to come for an extended holiday in Iowa! :-)

Jody said...

You are so good to your animals Maple. They are lucky to have you (and vise versa)!

Nicole said...

We wanted to buy you bedding for your birthday, but didn't know which kind you'd prefer.... thus, the gift card! (the fact that you can also supplement your wardrobe is an added bonus!)

middle kid....nn