It has been quite the week.
Irish is doing well. I was quite worried at first because he seemed to be really struggling to eat and drink. I was worried about impaction colic with the lack of water intake. But each day he has been incrementally better. I had Ed pick up some senior feed for us because I figured it would be easier for him to chew. He's diving into it with great enthusiasm. For Irish this is unusual- he's not a food fan unless it's grass. So I suspect I'll keep him on it.
|in happier news the solar panels were installed
My half-day vacation on Tuesday was a bust. But I had a half day on thursday as well and I planned to regroup. And then we had an issue with our well. As in no water but a bunch of water in our dug basement. Did I mention there was a major winter storm coming for the weekend? And the ground was frozen?
Anyway... the plumber came, determined that there was a break in the line somewhere between the well and where it came into the house. We are very fortunate to have a guy down the road with a small digger and he came up to open up the hole.
|Wells are great. Until they stop working
To recap: Irish wasn't eating well and was scared of the ice. We had no water and there was a major snow storm bearing down on us.
I was not in a good place thursday. Julia came and we were to get the horses and give them some TLC. I figured that it would do me good but I wasn't really feeling it. Julia brought them in and Carmen was looking at me. When I went over she nuzzled my head. I ignored her and went to check on Irish. I brought her out and in the aisle she kept putting her muzzle on me and blowing in my ear. The third time I gave a little giggle because it tickled.
you should see her face Julia said, she's looking really smug about making you feel better.
And it was true. She had a very satisfied look on her face.
For the first few years with Carmen, if I was not in a good place emotionally she wanted nothing to do with me. At all. Now she sees me and wants to connect. It felt good.
It's nothing big, really- just a horse showing affection for her owner. But I felt better.
Oh and the well was fixed, just in time for the storm. We got a lot of snow but at least it took care of the ice.
|Winter is tough