Monday, November 25, 2013


Ramsey is doing well today, he is nearly sound again and no sign of fever.  He is a very obliging patient and makes a good towel rack to boot.

I want to thank everyone for the comments and good wishes, they are a nice warm spot on this miserably frigid, windy, snowy weekend.   I was actually a bit concerned that one of my windows might blow out last night if not the whole house.  It suddenly feels like we are in the darkest, coldest days of February when it seems like winter will never end.  Unfortunately, it hasn't even begun yet, which I better not think about too much more. 

My herd hunkered down in the barn with a big pile of straw and made out just fine.  As you saw, I did break down and blanket Ramsey, he just doesn't need any added stress.  Fortunately, Emma is handling the cold much better this year than she has in the past.  I don't know that she was really warm, but she was not miserably cold and unhappy like she was the last two winters.  It must be the extra insulation she has now:)

The wheat straw I got a few weeks ago is working out well for them.  They seem to like it better than the barley straw and definitely eat more of it when it is cold.   I like it better as well as it is finer, easier to deal with and doesn't bother my allergies as much.  A win-win so far.


  1. So glad to hear that "our" boy is doing so much better and so relieved for you and your stress level. Hope you and the herd stay warm! Take care! Vicki ~

  2. Yay! Glad that Ramsey is feeling better with no fever. Keep up the good work with him :)

  3. glad the straw is working out well! texas is having a much earlier winter spell than normal, too. already had 2 freezes a week ago and are predicting 4 more overnights this week.

  4. Ramsey is such a sweetie pie. Glad he is better.

  5. So glad that Ramsey is on the mend :-) Great news on the straw front - lots of fibre is the best central heating for donkeys and will hopefully help to keep the gang warm from the inside out.

    Stay safe and warm and get well neighbrays from across the pond :-)

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