Saturday, March 16, 2013
Oh Etsy, how I do love thee... I have been a member of Etsy for 7 years now. It was a fantastic discovery when I stumbled upon it in its beginning days and I believe, even with the many changes it has undergone, it is still a fantastic web site. I do know many of the stores I have marked as favorites over the years are no longer in business, but many still are and there have been many many more new stores created to fill in the voids. Please take time to shop around on Etsy. It is so huge, it can be a little overwhelming, but it is worth the time to get a feel for the site and I can promise you will discover many handmade goodies, made by individual hands, and people whose names you can see and who truly put their heart and soul into there creations. One place to browse is the Treasury. I just created a new treasury this week called Spring Romance. Here is a glimpse:
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
My little guy with the foot issue I mentioned a few blogs back seems to be doing much better. One idea we had was that his feet had gotten frost bite during an icy snow we had during February. That would explain the thick peeling skin. We had a bit of a nasty snow today so I took some time to clean his feet with a betadine wash. Then I used the hairdryer to dry them off nicely and make sure all areas of his feet were clean. We bought some little dog boots and they fit his little feet perfectly. They did a good job protecting his feet for part of the day even though I took them off when I left the farm but if you can stay on top of them, changing and drying them in between, they were a fabulous solution. I am very proud of how far this little guy has come.The peeling skin is almost completely gone and I think once Spring is in full swing, he will be running around at full speed with the rest of the cria posse.