Pregabalin and Oxycotin…….
Sorry its been a bit of a rough week. The eyes had a migraine and that left them a bit iffy for a few days. They seem much better now. I wonder why they do it but really given how bad migraine can get I guess I am lucky its only my eyes that do it.
It got a bit warm the last few days and Wish is also lame and as the fleece is some weight I decided it was time to shear….
In the old days it was never easy.
You have to hold them and bend over them and they don’t like their bellies and back-end being done at all. Wish was sat outside though and I just sat beside her and un-peeled that huge heavy coat without too much trouble…. but … Breagh is a monster and a tornado in a jam jar!
I have to get the little bits off but at leat they are mostly done.
I often think about getting a real shearers in but they can’t do them till August and that’s too late so it’s the diy with the fool who can’t bend and has hand trouble, lol. They would not ever recommend their hairdresser, lol. thinking about it the fool may not recommend her clients, lol.
Alba was funny, she found shearing an interesting thing to ‘help’ with. I have had my hair chewed again and look as bad as the sheep now. It’s as well I am not too bothered now a days.
Once I would have been upset. I used to be quite well turned out and ‘normal’ but I don’t recognise that person now, lol she wouldn’t me either….. A lot of us change as we get older bt I seem to have gone back to how I was as a kid but that has allowed me to find some understanding and healing from old wounds so it’s not a bad thing… just sometimes….. I notice now far away from the ‘real’ world I have retreated.
The back is very sore and stiff today but thanks to the cyclazine I am able to take the oxy’s and the relief of less pain is so liberating really. Its a good combination for once and it gives me hope for the future. Saying that here is the rub…..
There was bound to be one.
The damage and nerve pressure hasn’t gone anywhere just I don’t feel the pain so now…. It suddenly without much warning makes me feel like I will pass out. It really in’t going to take prisoners is it?
It never has actually. Younger I might have coped with it better where the shearing is concerned.. wasn’t so much damage then I guess but now… oh what I would give for someone else to do the back-breaking shearing thing!
With Wish half done and Bre not started I decided to rectify it on saturday….. 1st grab you victim…. Bre did a few walls of death before she allowed me to get her… Then she was actually very good. I did nick her unfortunately … I was by then kneeling as I couldn’t bend anymore. Alba suddenly and without saying she was gong to launched and landed on my shoulders…. Bre got a small cut, I got shearing pain and Alba won her self a one way ticket to her creat untill it was finished!
I used to take 14 mins per sheep with the hand shears and got the fleece of in one….
Now…. well its hard work but they are done and though some bits are not as close to the skin as they used to be it will do…… I know they are not perfect but they are cool!
Going to just add some more pic’s cus Saturday was my birthday and after knocking my self out i played with the camera…… lol what a way to celebrate another year rolling by… head in the sand or what, lol.
You know I sat ere looking out the window and the sheep are out sunning and eating. Even Alba is laid down and resting… or dreaming up her next adventure, lol. The chickens are in and about the paddock, the lodgers are eating over the electric fence (it’s not turned on) and well it dawned on me…
We all just muck in together