Thursday, September 08, 2022

Red Oak Wander natives blooming + Clem news

 I’m still in the process of cataloging the native flowers along Red Oak Wander. These are a few from this month:

This one known around here as wild sunflower, in some places Jerusalem artichoke.

Ironweed, the only one of these we have here on November Hill.

White snakeroot, which fyi is toxic to most animals including horses.

Great blue lobelia, aka blue cardinal flower.


Red Oak Wander is truly a native flower haven.

In other news, we got Clementine’s histopathology report yesterday and her surgeon says that the lymph node did have mast cells (we knew that but good to have it confirmed again), it was excised completely with capsule intact, and there were no mast cells extending beyond it. She gets her stitches out tomorrow and we have a follow up with her oncologist next week to review everything and get recommendations for moving forward. 

We’re very happy with this result and hoping for no more tumors. She continues on a diet and supplements developed for dogs with mast cell cancer, as well as a homeopathic protocol. She’s happy and doing well for now! 


Grey Horse Matters said...

All your plantings are lovely. I’m so happy to hear Clem is doing so well. I’m sure she’ll be fine with all the excellent care she’s getting. Thanks for the update.

billie said...

Thanks A - I wish I could take credit for these, but they are wild growing natives along one of our walking trails up at Stillwater house. Clem got her stitches out today and she’s happy to be home and pretty much back to normal!

Kathleen said...

Love all of the wildflowers! And great news about Clem. May she thrive under your wonderful care! I'm sure everyone is happy to be rid of the stitches!
Have a great week-end.

billie said...

Thanks, Kathleen! Hope you are getting a little of this rain if you need it - we definitely did. Today I’m playing a little bit of tag with the on/off rainfall, doing some mucking and spreading in the front pasture and coming in when the rain rolls through again. It’s light rain, so I think I can keep going once it stops again. :)