When it rains it pours….
That’s a saying that suggests when things get bad, they get really bad!
Well this week we found that out the hard way.
We have had literal RAINS cause some serious flooding in our barn.
Nothing structural was damaged, but the animal pens flooded, and as the waters subsided, we were left with a problem that made you wanna be sick…. (literally)
While I almost got sick from the smell in that barn, a few animals of ours actually got sick this week.
We noticed 2 problems. First our new lab puppy Poppie was experiencing some really nasty GI issues.
I was waking up 3 or 4 times through the night to let her out, but to no avail, every time I would go to let her out
it seemed that she had messed the crate.
We thought the problem was that she was sneaking some cat food on the side… Turns out the problem was worse…
With all of the rain the worm and parasite load on the homestead has been quite heavy.
Both Poppy and our goats had worms.
Worms are an invisible killer on every homestead. They are in your animals right now…
and they are waiting to strike! (Did that sound menacing enough?)
Fortunately if you know the signs of sick animals, and act quickly to help them, you can keep your animals healthy from the invisible enemies on your property.
After treating our animals for 1 week we have already seen a serious improvement in their health.
Unfortunately while we were saving some animals from worms, we wound up losing another to something else…
To treat our animals worm problem we turned to the help of our vet, who prescribed a few different “chemical” dewormers.
There is a BUNCH of misinformation on the internet regarding Chemical and Natural deworming medication.
Perhaps you have concerns, worries or questions about using them on your livestock? If so email us those questions or comments, because NEXT WEEK we have a special guest coming on the channel to talk about Worms, treatment, and hopefully they can demystify the use of chemical and natural deworming medications.
Finally this week I sat down to answer your homesteading questions in our weekly Q and A session.
One of my favorite questions of the week was “WHY DON’T YOU HAVE SHEEP?”
The answer may surprise you!
Do You miss the podcast? If so watch todays Q and A session to find out when it returns!
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Enjoy your weekend on your homestead, and DON’T FORGET to submit your worm and wormer related questions to be answered in next weeks video!
Happy Farm Friday,