“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

Chloe Update and New Friends

There is a new face in the pastures these days.  Dr. Becky'a horse, Sid, has a new pasture mate- a lovely, elder Standardbred horse.

I do believe he is smitten.

Sadly, his old pasture mate.   Her pony, that was a sister to my two ponies, lost her battle with laminitis (founder).  Losing a pasture mate is difficult.  Horses get quite attached to each other.  So, Dr. Becky wasted no time in finding a new friend for Sid so that he would not have to be alone.

They look quite lovely together.

Chloe had her second sarcoid removed yesterday. 

The surgery went well.  

Thank you for all of the well-wishes and suggestions that you have sent our way with regards to our poor donkey girl.

In case you were wondering why Dr. Becky opts to remove the sarcoids with a wide excision... I will try to explain as best I can.

There are several types of sarcoids.  Some are simple and appear on the skin much like a wart (however they are not warts).  Unfortunately, Chloe's are a mixed variety and very aggressive.  They not only grow on the skin but invade the surrounding tissues.  If they were limited to the skin, there would be topical solutions that we could use on them.  By the time her lesions erupt and...

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