Animal Treats

On my grocery list were some goodies for the animals, some required and some treats.  It’s a hot day and figured the animals would be happy to have an unexpected sugar snack.


Yesterday, the vet was out for a concerned call I had.  Yoda is 9 years old and had blood shot eyes and a wobbly walk.  Whenever an animal behavior is “off” the vet will come out.  Yoda is fine overall, a vitamin shot and dewormer as precautionary measures.  I haven’t been giving him baking soda in awhile so with additional grain, he needs something to regulate acid.  In additional to  a salt/mineral lick, he’s getting SweetLix salt too.  I plan to buy cracked corn and much more to fatten him up.  My excellent vet said that any goat that lives past 10 years old is a bonus. I want Yoda Bear to live a long, happy life.


The horses (Snickers and Shasta) also got to enjoy carrots, and it was fun enticing them over for a cute photo-op. Normally, they do not get fed by hand, everything goes in their buckets.

The chickens got a big watermelon – so refreshing on a hot day:

DSCN4150And last but not least, sugar water for the bees.  I change out the sugar water every other day for the hives, the bees are sucking it up this summer. I premake the sugar water so it’s ready to go and very convenient.  I have 14 quart jars and lids filled up.

I guess now I can get my treat, the animals always come first….


About lovecreekfarm

2.5 acre permaculture with heritage orchard, organic gardens, redwood forest, and riparian corridor along Love Creek at the base of Ben Lomond mountain, San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz County.
This entry was posted in About. Bookmark the permalink.