Welcome dear blogging friends to my new blog. This is where I'll talk about everything else I do in and around the Studio, other than creating art.
I've been thinking for a while about this blog and whether or not to start it, but there are so many things going on in my life that I didn't want to clutter the Studio blog.
The main reason for doing this is because my health has been so poor lately and I realised that my lifestyle wasn't suiting me. I always have wanted to live in a more sustainable way, but wasn't embracing it fully enough. I'll get back to that in more detail as I write future posts, but for now I wanted to share with you my recent house guest.
This is Button, as in Benjamin Button. He looks so old and sad and the two weeks that he's been on this Earth have been very hard for him. He had a difficult birth and right from the start has pretty much given up on life. The shepherdess in charge at the Farm I work at (part time!) took him home and bottle fed him, but there came a time when he needed to rejoin the small flock of orphans. He didn't take well to them and stopped feeding again. He needed more care and I was asked to bring him home.
Bottle feeding has been hard on him and leaves him exhausted. He started off with four ounces every three hours and I now have him up to 8ounces, although he sometimes struggles with the last bit.
You can see how thin he is, and how sharp that backbone protrudes! Piper our little expectant cat seems to have taken to him, and so has our dog Manchee. I'm still very worried that as soon as he's returned to the flock he'll give up again!
For now I'm giving him lots of Reiki and tlc while keeping my fingers firmly crossed!