Tuesday, January 11, 2011

6 degrees of separation----Burr!

January and the temperature has taken a dive!!! Today the high is 6 degrees and everything is more difficult. The outdoor waterer froze and we had to carry hot water for a couple days. Then Brenda came by with two electric water buckets and a heated water element. What a help and what a warm heart. All the animals are doing well. We put all the goats in the aisleway at night. The burros and the llamas have nice warm coats and spend the night in the shelter of the barn porch.
Our biggest worry in this cold is the electrical fuse box. We have a heat lamp in the stall for the Zebus. We have a heater for the water bowl in the hen house. Each stall has a heated electric waterer. The outside water tank is also heated as is the aisleway water bucket. We added a heat lamp to Honey's stall. She had a severe colic over the Christmas break AND SURVIVED!!!! due to the expert care of two of the best vets in the state and possibly the world---Dr. Lee Mueller and Dr. Dale Rice. Anyway, to keep her healthy, we added a heated water bucket and the heat lamp to her stall. The fuses held and the electric company is grinning. When the weather warms we will be asking for help with fund raising. visit out web at www.edwardsanimals.com if you have any ideas for us there is a contact link. Stay warm and well!!!!!!!

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