Still On the To-Do List

24 Feb

I have managed to get a lot done since we’ve warmed back up, but I do still have some things left to do.  First, I really need to clean the soap and milk rooms.  They’ve kind of become extensions to the barn and garage with the cold.  It’s a mess.

It’s still been a bit cold yet (at least the ground level with all the snow) to get hooves trimmed.  I really need to get them done as soon as it warms up.

Joani needs her hooves trimmed badly.

I’m trying to get some of my doors cleared out.  The door to the barn and the birds’ section of the barn barely open.

It’s packed hard, and I haven’t even gotten it chipped loose, even though I started trying to get them cleared up when I chipped open the red gate.

I also thought the chickens quit laying eggs when it turned cold.  Apparently, they just decided to lay in the lower nest boxes, so I have a crazy frozen, broken egg mess to clean out.  Fun.

I’m still struggling with keeping food for the animals on the farm.  The feed store is still dealing with supply issues, and last weekend I had no corn for the goats and llamas.

Maybeline

Thankfully, my nephew brought me enough to get through the weekend and even picked me up more from the mill when he dropped the Little Farm Hand off with the babysitter.

I’ll be glad when these supply issues are done, but it also makes me realize how much I need to get my bulk bin back to being functional.  I also still need to clean the garage out after having goats in it for that short time.

Blaze (on the Ranger), Dolly and Flower

With the cold, I also didn’t have a chance to dump out the water buckets to scrub them clean.

Popcorn

That’s done now, but I still need to do the big 50-gallon tub.  I just don’t want to make a huge ice rink from dumping it.

Gidget

I guess that will have to wait a little bit yet.  I’m pretty sure I’m not going to run out of things on my to-do list.

3 Responses to “Still On the To-Do List”

  1. janicead February 24, 2021 at 6:07 pm #

    Well, you are doing great! We are now, one week after the record lows, are setting or nearly setting new high records for temperatures. Hope you continue to have warmer weather.

  2. Jeanne February 26, 2021 at 7:51 pm #

    Oh, my! You do have a lot of work to do! Like what else is new, eh? I’m so sorry you’ve had such a difficult winter.

    • Teresa February 26, 2021 at 8:01 pm #

      The winter really wasn’t bad until February hit.

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