I think I have pneumonia, not just bronchitis. Serves me right for not staying on top of it with my herbs just because I started feeling a little better. It’s clearing out today after mega doses of garlic cloves, elderberry tincture, and eucalyptus essential oil. I need to order some more herbs but found a Trojan on my computer and have not wanted to do any online ordering. One of our children is pretty bad as well, and I got antibiotics for him, but they didn’t do the job. He is not quite as good at taking garlic and such being a child still. So, I have been up since three this morning clearing out my lungs, though I really felt I needed rest, but I may just have to nap today. At least I can take a deep breath again!
We still have no action in the goat barn. I had thought a doe was going to kid, but apparently not. That’s okay, I wanted to have all our blood work back for CAE, Johnes, Brucelosis, and CL before kids hit the ground, and it looks like we will. The results will be a major factor in how we handle kids and milk and culling this year. We will actually be selling adult does for the first time as we strive to improve our base herd this coming spring, and we are going to have a ton of kids for sale as well! We need it to pay the vet bill for testing, lol! And to pay for the roof on the goat barn. So much for the ground we were gaining, but I am glad both are done. I am really loving the new roof; it’s amazing how much better the barn feels, and how much cozier. The wood doesn’t drip on us from condensation when it’s cold out, and it doesn’t roast us in the summer heat. Much better than the tin, and if your building a barn I would recommend you put down decking and tar paper even if you use tin. Just the breathing and body heat from the goats in winter created bad condensation problems on plain tin.
Anyway, I guess this is rambling. It happens when you need sleep but can’t get it. Almost time to get my husband up for work, so off I go. Have a great day!