This morning we woke up to the first real frost. I'd like to report there was frost on the pumpkins, however, they all liquefied when we were gone. They are now compost.
This fall could be a bit better. The economy has hit the farm hard and we are looking at closing things down. We are selling Oki which is very traumatic. He is such a lovable horse. Yes, we bought him in 2004 with plans to sell him in 2 years and it didn't happen. Then he needed an operation. Then he needed to recover and get back his strength. And try as hard as we tried not to, we fell in love. Love bites... The goal now is to work as hard as we can that he sells to a good owner. Keep your fingers crossed for us.
On the canine front, Penny is still lame (since the end of June) and Maggie was excelling in her field training until last week when she got a snotty nose. It won't go away. Antibiotics aren't help. Today we are having a specialist scope her (that means sticking a tube up her nose and taking a peek) to see if she has a foreign body up there. Does this sound familiar? Can you spell A-N-N-I? I sure hope we're not replaying that senario. VERY frustrating. The good news is that Maggie doesn't have a fever and is eating fine. But then the same was true with Anni. Meanwhile we're taking Penny in for more x-rays later this afternoon. I hope this month comes to a close with two healthy dogs!