“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

So Much For Social Distancing!


Yes, that's a lovely nose you have,
but seriously, I am trying to get your entire face!

Some folk around here have no concept of personal space,

let alone, social distancing!

There, that's better!

I was in the horses' dry lot checking on Chloe's neck incision,
but, as you can see, sometimes everyone needs a little piece of me...
and a simple task takes a bit longer than planned!

As for Chloe, she is doing quite well.
Now one week post-op, her incision looks great -
a little swelling that needs to re-absorb, but that's about it.

As for the pathology report... the tumors both were sarcoid.
Apparently it's not an unusual donkey malady.
It's not malignant, but it is something that will have to be treated.
And, most likely something that will plague her for the rest of her life.
Once her incision is completely healed, and we remove her
staples, we will begin a treatment with a topical cytotoxin (topical chemotherapy.)

Chloe is not the easiest donkey to handle, so applying a cream
will have its challenges.
(With Chloe, everything is challenging.)
Thank goodness she and I have a strong bond... we will get through all of this!

After a cloudy start to yesterday, the sun came back out
and brightened...

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