Nan is working the county fair circuit this month and asked me to help out with some farm sitting. Eeeek! Yes, please. Of course, I have NO idea what I'm doing but I'm eager and just on the other side of the fence which makes me the perfect candidate for mornings and weekends. There are 40 sheep, 30 chickens, 7 goats, a Morgan stallion, a llama, and a peacock in my charge and I think things are going well. I get up at 6:30 with Hamish, make his breakfast, then head across the pasture with my cute egg basket from the Paris flea market in hand. A couple of apples for the horse, beet greens for the chickens, and a nice long scratching session for the goats. Speaking of goats, these little acrobats are so sweet. They are the most social of Nan's menagerie and they just follow me around like little puppies as I feed and water everyone.
We had a bit of veterinary drama on Friday night as a few of the sheep had encountered a porcupine and had to have the quills removed. Corralling and catching reluctant sheep while the super-star vet wrangled animal and tweezers was hilarious, especially if you were watching me "help". Oh my stars, what a city-slicker I am!