“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

How 'Bout Dem Bears!

Week one of Fat Camp has begun.
And I've got to say, the girls are not too happy about it!


We have hauled out all of the tools in our tool chest to make a concerted effort
to get these girls a little more slender.

Grazing muzzles are on when they go out to pasture.
They end up just wandering around the pasture most of the time...
trying to make me feel guilty.


Meals (hay) are being served in this "slow-feeding" mesh bag.


The girls really have to work at getting the hay out of the mesh holes.
This slows down their eating (which in the long run is better for digestion)...
breakfast last all morning and part of the early afternoon.


To make matters even worse for the girls,
I am soaking their hay overnight in this tub.


Soaking the hay helps to remove the soluble carbohydrates (sugars)
from the hay.... turning it into "diet" hay.
Blech!

I am hoping that this regimen will result in a slow and steady weight loss over the coming months.


I am happy to report that we have been working on leading daily.
Daphne now walks beautifully on lead.
Chloe... is starting to get the hang of it.... one foot in front of the other.
Slow, steady, gentle forward pressure on the halter and lead rope...
rewarding each positive...

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