|They must have climbed the walls; note picture hanging askew.|
|This tissue paper and ribbon was pulled from a shopping bag. Some books were knocked from the shelves.|
The first two days they were quiet and calm, due I'm sure to the after-effects of their surgeries. But when I returned home yesterday after several hours away, this is what I found. Lamps overturned (luckily not broken), litter strewn all over the floor, candle holders and other things knocked off the table. To say the least they had a party while I was gone.
Now I can't totally blame them. They are used to roaming freely in the wide open spaces and I'm sure they were feeling a bit confined and needed to exercise.
But I'm afraid I can't put up with this chaos. They had three days of rest and recuperation following their surgeries so I think they are good to go back to the barn.
One side of me feels really sorry for them, because if it would have worked out, I would have let them stay, at least until they return to the veterinarian clinic on Aug. 15 for their recheck. But I visited them at the barn several times today and they seem perfectly happy to be back at their previous home place.
I spent the better part of today cleaning and putting order back into the room.
On another topic, I mentioned two days ago I was making homemade yogurt. This is the little machine I've been using for years, and it does a great job. Heat a quart of milk to 180 degrees F. Let it cool to 105-110 and add 2 Tbsp. yogurt starter. Pour into glasses and place them in the machine overnight. It has slots for 7 glasses but one glass has been lost/broken. Also, plastic tops were provided, but over the years they have worn out so I now just cover the glasses with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate until ready to eat. You can add fruit or not. This is a wonderfully creamy yogurt and the best part is you've made it yourself and you know it contains no additives; only milk.
My favorite breakfast: my homemade yogurt topped with fresh or frozen fruit, a few tablespoons granola and a few chopped walnuts. Yum!
The the refrigerator coconut cake from two days ago is half gone. It keeps well in the refrigerator for several days. Here's the remainder:
And I had a nice slab for lunch today: