Re: [gardeners] Wednesday in the garden of life (
Thu, 11 Oct 2001 07:09:57 -0500

Hi George, we're getting your rain now. Last night John insisted we 
bring Igor inside rather than leaving her in the greenhouse. Igor is a 
blue and gold macaw, badly feather plucked (her own doing), and 
can't stand a lot of temp changes. The greenhouse is awaiting it's 
wintertime plastic skin so her cage was rather exposed. 
I have an older Arabian mare that colicked yesterday so I've been 
oiling her, walking her, and listening to her intestines, hoping for a 
gurgle or two. (Of course all the vets in Leon County have gone 
somewhere.) Up at 4:30 am and she looks better but still no poops 
during the night, so she's still blocked. Walking her and walking 
her until the rains hit. We were on the far side of the pasture when 
it started to sprinkle. Of course running is out of the question with 
her in so much pain. By the time we got to her stall, we were 
soaking! (And it's not even daylight yet.) Oh well, at least Igor is 
happy, and so are the pot plants I set out on the deck yesterday.