Brett was home and awake (he worked all last night, getting home this morning after chore time) so he went with me to the barn for evening chores. Jackson was standing and his manure was closer to the door to his run-out so I knew he was moving a bit better. He wasn't shifting as much either. I gave him more bute and tucked him in for the night.
Meanwhile, it started to snow. Snow -- even wet heavy snow -- was an improvement over freezing rain.
Dr. Thacher, our vet, thinks that Jackson played too hard yesterday and loaded his hind end, causing a flare up of his laminitis. I am to continue the bute until he is comfortable. I have my fingers crossed that he pulls out of this episode quickly and completely. I'm not ready to say goodbye.
The snow kept coming down, thicker and drier, and sticking to the ground. We had a winter evening kind of dinner.
|Cinnamon bread on the right.|
|Salad with red leaf lettuce, strawberries, goat cheese and slivered almonds.|
|Curried butternut squash soup -- full of cinnamon, brown sugar, molasses.... yum|