Wednesday, May 27, 2015
That sums it up - nothin' much goin' on here that's too exciting. Other than we are crossing a few jobs off the list. The irises are in full bloom right now, but I may have to thin them out next spring.
The chicken wire we bought years ago, finally made it's way to the back of the chicken/goat barn. It was to be a one hour job, but ended up an all day job. You know that poem "If you give a Mom a Muffin?" Well, yesterday should have been "if you give your husband wire cutters." Enough said.
Before we could start on the outside chicken run (so my ladies won't tear up my gardens), we had some work to do. We first had to haul an old truck cap out of the way, and to the roadside for "FREE." But, before that could happen we had to clean up the glass from the broken window that Hubby accidentally broke with the lawnmower.
The fencing is up, but now we have to repair the two sliding doors on the north side of that barn. This will be our next job, and we'll use barn wood from the old big barn to do that. That could take a few more days. Tuesday was a "three pair underwear day." One year Mom asked me how I got it all done. I told her I sweat through three pairs of underwear.
If you are wondering. The strike is still on. More negotiations were talked through yesterday, but no word yet. They were still talking late into the night.
Rain finally arrived late afternoon Tuesday, and in full force. I'm surprised we did not have wind damage.
We have more delays on selling the kids. The white doeling has one horn growing back, and the two bucklings have horn issues. Never in my entire goat owning life, did we have this problem. Our black and white buckling has been under the iron twice now, and the poor thing has another horn growing back. We don't disbud ourselves, as we do not have the knowledge nor the equipment. As you can imagine, I am not happy. The vet's office asked me, "are these fair goats" when I called in to bring them all back again. They are purebreds, and the last thing I want is for them to have scurs. What a mess.
We have built up our goat milk again, so I'll most likely be making some sort of cheese tonight.
More rain is in the forecast, so it's back out to the chicken run, for more work. I'm cooking up a batch of my first organic bug spray (for the garden) too. I'll have more on that later. In the past, I've sprinkled flour mixed with pepper, which worked pretty well, except on squash bugs. As for the potato bugs, I simply hand pick them off and feed them to the chickens. Same with the tomato worms.