Thanks for all your kind thoughts and concern. Silk is doing better, drinking more water, eating normally. I think it was just the weird change of weather. Today, it was almost 80F degrees. The gnats were horrible. The horses actually were glad to wear the fly masks.
Tonight, I put fresh pine shavings in the stalls and instantly, the annoying little devils disappeared. It's a good thing because otherwise, the girls would have had to sleep in their fly masks. I hope this isn't going to continue all summer. We've never really had a problem, but now we're being invaded. The one good thing is that my entire family is constantly covered in organic bug spray. Usually, I have to remind, cajole and even threaten them to make sure that they use it before they go outside to protect themselves from the Lyme ticks.
I just went out to the barn and saw the moon rising. In two more days, it will be full, although it looks like it is already. Silk and I gazed at it as Siete munched hay. I felt very lucky.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson