Fionn's leg is on the mend! Yay! Stitches out today. It still looks pretty nasty but the cut has joined up nicely, no infection, and his action is good so looks like his ligament has healed. It's just to get th skin to grow back over now, and minimise proud flesh, which is a weird horsey phenomenon where too much extra flesh grows over the site of a wound. A big shout out to Jill from Eastern Hills vets who has done such a good job!
Here he is having a nice hand graze after he had his bandage redone. It's a much smaller one now.
He can go back into his paddock now, and since he has been such a good boy under trying conditions, it is lovely for him that he no longer needs to be cooped up. Such a great way to end the day!
We had a good day all around really. We put in some work building a bonfire ready for tomorrow night. I got my daily words, and my full word count went over the 15 000 mark. I'm a week behind where i'd usually be at this point, but it's not bad going considering I have had some distractions. I'm having a lot of fun writing scary things for Satan and Ghost to handle!
After chores, we then went and had a lovely lunch with friends at a local pub. We shared a few wedges with some cheeky 28's, also known as ring-necked parrots.
Some kangas came down too, waiting for real tourists to feed them. One had a joey in her pouch, but she was a little more wary. This mum and older bub were cheeky.
On the way home, we took the Jimny down a gravel shortcut to get home. The Prickly Moses and Egg-and-Bacon plants were blazing gold in the bush.
It's hard to capture, but the forest was truly glowing in the almost-midday sun.
I'm feeling so happy that Fionn looks like he is going to recover. A warm spring day, chores done, and time with friends were all the icing on the cake!