Saturday, October 11, 2008
I don't know if I'm lazy or tired. Made pierogies for dinner - hmmmm good - and got through chores. Either Freya or Flicka is down. They look the same and their ear tags are broken off. I wormed her, gave her some LA 200 antibiotic, and trimmed some tags from around her back side to check for fly strike. I can see better in the morning. Have to get some more molasses in the house. I'll get some when I go into town for the paper. The guy on the ridge above me is here. He has a camp up there and I only know he's in residence when I see a fire in the trees. I have no idea who he is or where he comes from. My dogs bark at his presence constantly - can't be very pleasant for him. First time I saw the fire I thought oh, crap, I've got somebody right behind me. He hunts his land with a muzzle loader and the bang rings through the valley. Deer season starts next week - causes serious absentee problems among the students at school. Last year I was chasing after people shining lights on my land looking for deer. They hide from the hunters in my apple orchard. Wish I had more land for them to be safe in. I have to replace the no hunting signs that were torn down last year. Hunting is one of the reasons I landed up here in CNY. When I had my sheep on rented property the owner would let hunters in among my sheep. I would be taking care of them with shots ringing out all around me from deer stands! It was horrible. Not now. Not much on TV tonight. I want to cut out some of the new fabric for bags but my body says lie down. Hoping I can stay up for Saturday Night Live, but doesn't look good so far. I think I need the sleep more.