It actually started last evening. We had an amazing dinner of Kuku Paka. But we also noticed that Ryeleigh was squinting and blinking her right eye. We thought she had probably scratched it running through the brush. There are rabbits now so she is chasing them. We hoped her eye would improve with rest overnight.
This morning I got up and attended my weekly zoom spinning event. It is the last one of the season. I finished spinning the Gotland fiber from my retreat.
I have one bobbin spun from combed wool (on the left) and carded wool (on the right). I am plying them together so it is an interesting experiment.
During the zoom, Ryeleigh woke up, and her eye was clearly worse. Her eyelids were swollen shut and obviously uncomfortable. Our veterinarian couldn’t see her today so Tom brought her to the emergency vet clinic. He was told it would be a 6 hour wait there. It turned out it was only 5 1/2 hours. Meanwhile I did all of the farm chores. Then I started preparing natural dyes for Easter eggs. I have red cabbage, beets, onion skins and turmeric boiling. I also did blueberries once I had a burner free.
Here are the eggs in the dye. I was texting Tom about his wait. He ended up ordering a pizza delivered while he waited.
Here are the dyed eggs drying. There are blueberry, red cabbage, beets, turmeric and onion skin (from left to right).
About this time, Tom and Ryeleigh arrived home. She has a scratched cornea and needs pain medicine, eye drops and a cone of shame for one week.
It is going to be a long week.