Day: June 9, 2016

It is June and the world smells of lilacs.

We spent an idyllic day moseying around the paddocks – wandering in the shady woods – and breathing in the smell of the lilac blooming in the front yard. There were so many Tiger Swallowtails fluttering around I took a gazillion shots! I’ve shut down the hillside for a while. Rosie’s hoof is much less tender today. She no longer has a limp. But I want to be on the safe side. (The joke around here is just how long I will manage to stay with that resolution!) Our current hay is green and fresh and the paddocks are soft and have sunny and shady spots to hang out. I cannot see any indication of an abscess and her hoof wall and sole are still not tender. It is still a little iffy if I push on her ‘ankle’. So I am still considering the possibility that her raids into the ‘No Zone’ (where we’re growing fresh trees as a hedge between us and the fairgrounds) may have yielded too much sweet greens. The other possibility is that she somehow yanked her leg/ankle playing tag with the others. I sure was glad to see her moving better this morning! We’ve had a good stiff breeze all day – and no bugs! What a June bonus!