Well, it's been awhile since I've had the presence of mind to visit or do anything out of what has been absolutely necessary i.e. tend the farm, cook, work, sleep and try to heal.
My last post was about having to have Dorian and Misty euthanized. Well, on the Wednesday before that dreaded Friday, my husband had a bit of an accident while putting in new fenceposts to expand the paddock. To 'dig' holes we use a 6' steel firebar that is pointed at one end and flattened at the other for leveraging. He had the pointed end in the ground to widen the hole for the post and encountered a rock. Trying to lever that rock to move it out of the way, the pole slipped and slammed back into his face, knocking him to the ground and tearing a huge hole just under his eye, by his tear duct and into his sinuses. Not pretty. Rushed to ER he received multiple sutures to close the hole with instructions to, of course, use antibiotic ointment on the wound to help it heal. We didn't use that, of course, but instead, pulled out the Calendula Oil that I had made not long before and used that. Doc said it would take at least 10 days to close up and heal and then the sutures could be removed. In 3 days, the wound had closed and was nothing more than a pinkish 'scar' with thread running through it. So at 7 days hubby had the sutures removed and Dr. was amazed at his healing without even any scar!
The same night as his accident, one of my kitties was hit was a car and died in my arms. The next day held nothing more than the usual but the following day was that Friday. Dorian and Misty were laid to rest out in their field under the watchful and grieving eyes of their herd members. The spirit was very calm and peaceful except for one young mare whom Misty had been 'teaching' to take over as herd alpha. She was extremely distraught, galloping furiously around and pawing at the burial mound. Ignatia to the rescue -- literally just minutes after giving her a dose of Ignatia 200c, she was able to settle and went back up to the main barn to eat her luncheon hay with the others. Amahl, Dorian's best buddy, was very sad and depressed. He, too, received Ignatia and it seemed to help. I then administered 3 granules of Ignatia 200c into the communal water trough. All has been well since. Yes, there's still an air of sadness now but not a desperate one.
The same night we put the two horses down I found one of my senior goats with a prolapsed rectum. I got her all 'put together again' and did not administer any remedy as it seemed to have worked well. However, the next morning I found her with what looked like 1/2 of her insides dragging behind her on the ground. She was euthanized that morning. Ignatia to the rescue again for her sister with whom she had lived for 12 years. They had never been separated from birth. Annie's sister, Noodles, is now living in with the flock of chickens and takes great pleasure in scoffing up their veggies! But very protective of the eggs and very careful with each of them. She has new purpose in her late life.
The morning after that, (Sunday), we found one of the hens drowned in the water tub. No idea how. We buried her in our small pet cemetery that morning.
Monday and Tuesday following were without incidents. But Wednesday a neighbor came over to inform me that the sister to the kitty that was killed the previous Wednesday was now dead on the side of the road. She had also been hit by a car. (In 12 years we've only had 1 cat hit by cars!!!) She was buried next to her brother. That was on September 15th.
We then had a bit of reprieve to mourn and heal. Everyone on farm had received Ignatia.
On September 30th I was awakened at 4 am by the revving up of my car engine. I looked outside in the driveway and my vehicle was gone -- stolen. Subsequently the thief wrecked it - totaled it. There was no repairing the damage. Whew -- SEPTEMBER WAS OVER!!!
We have all now pretty much settled in to live life on the farm without our beloved friends and I have now a new vehicle. It's not my 'old' one -- but it has 4 wheels and it gets me where I need to go.
Last week, on Wednesday, I came down with Sciatica. So, no work for me for the rest of the week. Trimming horses' hooves is NOT friendly to sciatic pain in the back! I've tried different remedies with little results until yesterday when I mixed two homeopathic creams together and applied to the nerved area. Today am much relieved and trying hard not to 'go out and git' em' -- need to lay low and rest. Hard thing for a high motivated person who is generally excessively active to do! but -- here I am, checking in and trying to rest.
Life is good. Homeopathy has been such a blessing! I have a hard time understanding how others cannot SEE that energy is the basis of all life! Can't they even feel it -- just a smidgen?
I've started teaching a new class on Philip M. Bailey's book, "Homeopathic Psychology". We just started the first class last week and its going to be a great fun-filled class! It's online. If anyone is interested, please feel free to write to me! There's still room for others to sign in.
Another new class that has started is one on Equine Herbs -- just a base course. That, too, is proving to be a fun learning -- the students are awesome!
Gotta love the world wide web and how it brings people from thousands of miles away together to learn in a single moment. :) :) :)