Turkey Day is just around the corner! Of course, for those who work on farms, there is no such thing as a day off. No matter what day it is, there are animals to feed, water buckets to fill, and other chores to accomplish. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate and/or take advantage of the autumn holiday. A local Westminster, MD vet offers some advice on spending Thanksgiving on the farm in this article.
Offer Special Treats
We’re definitely looking forward to those mouth-watering holiday dishes. Offer your furred (or feathered) pals something special. Horses and cows may enjoy some bran mash or perhaps a bit of molasses in their grain. You can also make them some cookies. Use safe ingredients, like carrots, honey, and whole oats. Of course, many animals will also be more than happy to help you get rid of table scraps from your holiday preparations. Just stick with safe options.
Take Advantage Of Sales
Do you need some new equipment? Don’t forget about those Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. You can find deals on just about anything over the next few weeks. Even if you have projects planned for summer, this may be a good time to pick up the necessary supplies.
Remember To Give Back
Food, fun, and family will definitely be taking center stage over the next few weeks, but it’s important to remember the true meaning of the holiday: gratitude. This is a wonderful time to pay it forward. There are plenty of ways to do that. You can ‘pardon’ a turkey, offer food to families in need, or even take in a rescue animal or two. This is also a great time of year for small events, such as bake sales and fundraisers.
If you’re already selling products locally, this can be a great time to make some custom holiday products for the holidays. That may mean anything from creating a special batch of herb butter or turning old horseshoes into Christmas decorations. Have fun, and be creative!
Enjoy Some Quiet Time
One nice thing about holidays is that everything sort of slows down. You may find it strangely peaceful to knock out your chores in the morning without the regular hustle and bustle of everyday life. Enjoy some quiet time on the farm!
All of us here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic want to wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving. Please contact us for all of your farm animals’ veterinary care needs.