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UPDATE ON ROOSTER, our November Bucket Fund horse with the revolutionary skin grafting for previously terminal wounds.






Rooster was our November Bucket Fund horse.  He has a wound that could not be closed after a year of trying (vet hospitals, et all…).  A company called KERECIS offered help with a new type of fish skin graft that had not been used on an animal previously.  To read Rooster’s original story, click here.

Kerecis Omega3 is intact fish skin rich in naturally occurring Omega3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. When grafted onto damaged human tissue such as a burn or a diabetic wound, the material recruits the body’s own cells and is ultimately converted into living tissue.

ROOSTER TODAY!

Strawberry Mountain Mustangs is caring for Rooster.  They are applying the grafts (with vets) and changing the bandages per protocol.

Yesterday was another bandage change with remarkable results!

Here is the post from SMM:

I’ll go through and try to label each so you know what you’re seeing, but the first two are comparisons, with the bright pink skin being from today’s bandage change. In short, we’ve gained another 1/4+ inch all around. (I’ll check my notes and update this post on actual measurements.)

ETA – measurements:

On 11/26 measurements were:
4 1/4 top/bottom
3 3/4 side/side
4 3/4 diagonal

Today those measurements are:
3 1/4
3
4 1/8

The third picture is the first one taken when he came into our care. I’ve marked the fourth picture with some blue lines to show skin growth.

The pictures without the benefit of the Barn Hag Photo Filter just show me being a goober, but I wanted you all to know just why this horse is the kindest, gentlest creature on the planet. I’m routinely setting my phone on the ground at his feet, having my head up in his junk while I’m taking pictures etc… Last week my right meniscus, FKA “the good knee” tore while I was doing his bandage change. I’m sure he thought he was standing on a dying, caterwauling cat, but he never moved. Another horse and I might have been toast. Love you big guy. (Bandage changes now have me looking like a baby giraffe trying to drink.)

The fancy silver duct tape is our improvised measuring device, which is then laid flat on an actual tape measure.

Roo got to raid the apple tree today and we went for a bit of a walk together to find the bestest grass and clover.

Lastly… I’m a cheap skate. So if it means using the end of five effing rolls of bandaging, so be it. But your year end gifts really do keep us going… If you can give, please remember the horses like Rooster that YOU help SMM save. #imjustyourbarnhag

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PO Box 2133, Roseburg OR 97470

Nice healthy edges, no hyper granulation today, on the right.

Skin growth in under a week’s time

When we started: Our first photo. Under the black, dead tissue was bone. And today…

Eating apples before the rebandage.

Amazing.  Such great work.  Such hope for so many other animals…

LET’S SPONSOR EDDY!  He was ripped from his freedom as an elder, very successful wild mustang.  Now he is stuck in our world.  WE CAN GIFT HIM GENTLING WITH HONOR so he can find a loving, forever home.

All donations are 100% tax deductible!  If you would like a Holiday Certificate of donation to give as a gift, email me!     THANK YOU in advance.  This means so much to me.



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SALE! 25-50% OFF! I PROMISE I will send out TODAY (Friday) anything sold before 3pm California time! If after that, I’ll send first thing tomorrow (Sat)!






25-50% off all pieces!  Let’s get these sold during this holiday to help Big Eddy and The December Drop in the Bucket Fund!

(THANK YOU!)

I promise to wrap these up and send them out ASAP same day of purchase (today is Friday)- unless after business hours.  Then I will send out ASAP the next day (Saturday). Should still make it by Xmas eve!

CLICK HERE TO REFRESH PAGE TO SEE WHAT IS AVAILABLE AND WHAT HAS SOLD!

EVERY DONATION COUNTS!

–All pieces here were artisan crafted for the the needy horses featured in the  HORSE AND MAN BUCKET FUND!

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Shipping (within the continental USA) included in all prices!

HERE WE GO!

CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT! HOLIDAY REDS necklace! Sale price only $28!!  SOLD!

Czech glass red and red mercury glass beads with crystal closure. So sweet and perfect for a holiday party! 17″

BEAUTIFUL PERIDOT necklace! AN AMAZING PRICE at Only $30!  SOLD!

Such a great pop of color! Czech glass peridot beads with crystal closure! 20″

BEAUTIOUS PASTELS! Only $38!  SOLD!

Czech glass beads in soft periwinkle and soft cherise green with true gemstone Labradorite nugget at closure. 18″

 

PERFECT HOLIDAY GREEN necklace! ONLY $32SOLD!

Yup, Holiday Greens and Golds! Perfect. Czech glass round beads with hand crafted heart charm at crystal closure. 19″

SWEET ROYALY PEACOCK BLUES! Only $36!  SOLD!

Very special color – a cross between royal blue and peacock blue. So vibrant and pretty! 6mm Czech glass beads with crystal closure. Dainty and perfect. 18″

 

PERFECT HOLIDAY RED necklace! ONLY $36  SOLD!

This is it! All you have to wear is this and you will be HOLIDAY! Bright red Czech glass beads in graduated sizes with cherry pop Czech glass beads at crystal closure. 19″

 

MIDNIGHT BLUE necklace! Only $36!!   NOW $27!

This looks lovely on just about every skin tone. Czech glass beads in graduated sizes with crystal closure. So pretty! 17″

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE!

SO PRETTY PINKS AND PLUMS necklace! Only $38!  SOLD!

So pretty and delicate! Czech glass beads in rosy plums and pinks in graduated sizes with hand crafted Sterling Silver flower charm at crystal closure. 18″

 

LOVE THIS ROLLER GOLDS! Only $42!!  SOLD!

I love this! So pretty and unusual. Czech glass roller beads in golds, greens and light blue. So frosty and warm at the same time! Perfect alone or layered. 16″

ROSE WITH A TOUCH OF PLUM necklace! Only $42!  SOLD!

Such a deal for this gorgeous color! Czech glass rose crystals in varied sizes, with a few plum beads as accents and Sterling Silver heart charm at crystal closure. Really unique and special! 20″

CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT! PERFECT HOLIDAY necklace! Sale price only $42!!  NOW $32

Oh my gosh, this is so pretty and perfect for your holiday outfit. A lovely matte burgundy Czech glass bead with matte gold in varied sizes, crystal gold, rose gold and crystal closure. Very lovely. 18″.

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE!

SILVER SQUARE necklace! Only $48!  SOLD!

Silver Czech glass square beads with a sterling cross charm at crystal closure. This is an every day, wear with everything necklace! Perfect for the Holidays! 18″

 

Creamy Pearl Nuggets! Only $42!  NOW $32

A great addition to any neck! Such a soft, clean look. 8mm Czech glass pearl beads with handmade sterling silver heart charm at crystal closure. Beautiful alone or layered. 19″

To purchase, click here!

TOTALLY NEW STYLE! GORGEOUS SINGLE SPACED BLUES! ONLY $44SOLD!  

Lovely Czech glass 3mm beads in all different hues of rich blue with Crystal closure . The weave is tight and so pretty and dainty. 25″

WATCH OVER ME heart Pendant MIdnight Blue necklace! Only $46!  SOLD!

Gorgeous Czech glass midnight blue varied shapes and sizes beads and silver Czech Glass bead with flying heart handcrafted pendant – Back says, “Watch Over Me”. Beautiful alone or layered. Necklace 16″, pendant an additional 1″.

EARTHEN JESUS! Only $48!  SOLD!

So subtle and lovely. Rocky earthen colors of Czech glass beads against matte earth Czech glass beads. Silver Crosses at both ends. Wear back to front or front to back. Surprisingly pretty. 18″

FLAMING HEART necklace! Only $48!  NOW $36!

Yummy cream and amber gold Czech glass beads surround this golden bronze flaming heart pendant with lobster clasp closure. Necklace is 17″. Pendant an additional 1.5″.

To purchase, click here!

CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT! TRUE AMETHYST necklace! Sale Price only $48!  SOLD!  

Sweet, delicate amethyst gemstone faceted beads with crystal closure. Very nice and graceful. 18″

Tahiti and Cross! Only 65!  SOLD!

Grab this one at this amazing price! Sterling hammered cross with textured chain and Tahitian Czech glass beads AND sterling silver heart, lobster clasp closure. Necklace is 18″. Pendant additional 1″. Layer or wear alone!

LABRADORITE necklace! Only $54!  SOLD!

It is so hard to photograph labradorite… but if you know the stone, you know that these shine in very special ways! 6mm Labradorite rounds with a Labradorite nugget at closure. 18.5″. Very special.

GARNET LOVE necklace! Only $54!  SOLD!

Sweetbird Studio coin, heart, flower pendant with garnet (back says, “Love”) and Czech glass garnet colored beads in varied sizes and shapes as well as amber crystals. Silver cross charm at crystal closure. A very special necklace… 18″ Pendant is an additional 1″.

TEALY SEAFOAM LOVE necklace! Only $54!  NOW $41!

SO PRECIOUS! Sweetbird Studio pendant with coin, flower and heart on front side an “Love” on the back. Gorgeous Czech glass glass beads in Tahiti, Teal and Seafoam Ocean in graduated sizes with hand crafted sterling silver heart charm at crystal closure. Very precious! 16″ Pendant is an additional 1″.

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE!

CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT! BRONZE CROSS/BRONZE HEART necklace! Sale Price Only $55! SOLD!

This is really pretty! Precious copper patina’d cross with bronze Czech glass beads and turquoise nuggets and copper patina heart at crystal closure. Chain is 20″. Pendant an additional 1″.

Perfect GOLD/SILVER/PEARL necklace! Only $64!  NOW  $45

This is a stunner! And long! Czech glass beads in matte fold, cream and white pearl, silver mercury and crystal with crystal closure and gold bronze cutout cross! Wear alone or layered! Necklace is 20″. Pendant is an additional 1″

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE!

 

JOAN OF ARC MEDAL necklace! ONLY $70!  SOLD!

I found this pendant when I was in France. It is a gold bronze Joan of Arc medal with Czech glass beads in matte bronze gold, silver, crystal and pearl with gold cross charm at crystal closure. This is a stunning piece. Wear it long or double it so the cross shows as well. Chain is 32″. Pendant an additional 1.5″

JOCKEY CLUB MEDAL and MERCURY! Only $85!  SOLD! 

This medal came from Uruguay and it is a sterling jockey club medal that winning riders would receive. This one is from 1952 and the rider was Carlos E Cat. The necklace is our favorite mercury and crystal Czech glass beads in graduated sizes. One of a kind! Wear alone and make a statement or use as a layering piece! Necklace is 20″. Pendant is an additional 1″+.

STERLING DAISY CHAIN BEADED EXTRAVAGANZA necklace! Only $142!  NOW $80!

82 amazing inches of gloriously bright and rich Czech glass beads in many varied shape and sizes plus turquoise and jade seed beads! This can be worn singly, doubled, tripled, quadrupled… whatever way you’d like! You choose what you want in the front or back. Lovely, lovely, lovely! 82″ WOW!

To purchase, click here!

CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT! PERFECT COLORS LONGG! Sale price $135!!  NOW $80!

So much work and lovely color here! 54″ of Czech Glass beads of all shapes and sizes in winter bright colors! Wear layered or alone – long, doubled or tripled – decided what is the front and change it around whenever you want! Such a deal!

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE!

4–GORGEOUS CHRYSOPRASE POLISHED NUGGET necklace! Only $165!  NOW $120

Such a striking necklace that lays perfectly. Polished chrysoprase nuggets with Sterling silver heart charm and large chrysoprase rock at closure. 18″

To purchase, click here!

HOLIDAY ICE! Only $170!  NOW $128

This is such an impressive, unique, incredible piece! A glorious piece of crystal in tin and white bronze bezel! Czech glass 6mm pearls and bronze chain with lobster clasp. Chain is 24″ Pendant is an additional 3″. Wow!

To purchase, click here!

Trunk Show Turquoise nuggets and Sterling Rocks! Only $345!  NOW $259

Wow! Hand created one-of-a-kind Sterling Silver rock beads, spiral beads and nugget beads with gemstone turquoise nuggets with Sterling Silver closure and sterling silver handmade heart charm. All Sterling or turquoise. Amazing! Such a deal – normal price is $425! Very weighty (but not uncomfortable…). 17″ Layer or wear alone!

To purchase, click here!

 

HANDMADE, ONE OF A KIND, STERLING SILVER BEAD NECKLACE! $425!  NOW $318

All of the beads on this necklace are sterling silver, hand made, HEAVY with a handmade sterling silver clasp and ring. I wear mine often (see pic) with these two other necklaces listed below. All one of a kind! This sterling necklace looks fabulous alone or layered. Dressed up or with jeans. 18″ (I do have two others that are slightly longer)

To purchase, click here!

DID YOU SEE OUR DECEMBER BUCKET FUND STORY for Big Eddy? – 22 year old, very successful mustang, rounded up and disregarded because of his age…  If you missed it, click here to read about our beautiful, elder gentleman Eddy.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  No donation too small, it all adds up!

Click here to donate!  THANK YOU!

Another Way to Donate to Big Eddy!

Our good friend, Michael Johnson, has sent to me 25 hardback books of “Susie, The Whispering Horse” to sell to benefit our December Bucket Fund Horse, Big Eddy!

100% of sales of these 25 books will go to Big Eddy!  Each book is $25, which includes shipping in US).

Click here and I’ll send you a book today!  Thank you for helping Eddy!!  And thank you for fostering the love of the horse in your special little humans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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