Some of the cookies we decorated...
Also made truffles..
The tree at about 1am Christmas Morning
6 hours later....
They did chores in record time!Lol
Blueberry and Chocolate Chip Pancakes for breakfast...
***Update on Ethel.. She scared us this morning.. She had serious diarrhea.. My first thought was Cocci with all the stress on her body right now. So we Gave her a mixture of 2 T of Slippery elm,1T of Cayenne mixed in enough water to be able to drench her with it. Plus her herbal tea. Then I did a fecal.. Very Few Cocci and few parasite eggs too. I was sure I was going to have to worm her but so far I don't think I will.
We gave her another dose of the Slippery Elm/Cayenne plus her tea when we got home earlier. She had formed poos no Diarrhea. I also mixed a tablespoon of jello in a half of gallon of water to try and get her to drink more. She took one very long drink of it.
One of the things when any animal or human for that matter get this sick is not dehydrating. It hurts things worse than no food. So I try to do what I can to get her to drink as much as possible. She was acting better earlier and was eating. She is getting almost no grain right now because it could do more harm than good. She gets all the hay she wants and warm oatmeal even though she hasn't been eating it. I have also been feeding her a handful of Red Raspberry leaves morning and night.
Tomorrow we will clean her up real good and clean out her stall. Let her out for a while with us right there so no one in the herd decides to beat up on her. Let her get a little exercise and hopefully sunshine.. Ethel is my oldest daughter, Candice's goat. She has been doing alot of the drenching and other care for her. Candice is doing really well too. I think Ethel is going to be okay but its still a long haul till she is completely well.
Well this momma is wiped out so I think its time to kick back for a little bit. I hope everyone enjoys their last week of 2010!