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Still Working

26 Jul

I haven’t taken a lot of pictures of the animals lately because I’ve just been busy working.  Scooping the buildings is still a priority.  I’m currently working on the buck pen.

I had to quit because Xerxes was in a panic over me being in there while he wanted to nap.  I didn’t complain because I’m old and can’t do the all day scooping like I used to.

Fionn and Xerxes

I was going to finish it today, but we had a rain overnight.  The rain is good.  We were horribly dry again, and this will also help the compost pile settle (picture before the rain).

We’ll see when it gets done now.  At least we still have cool weather in the forecast.  For the record, that really thick part is from the llamas’ poop pile.  I dearly wish they would make those piles outside.

The other thing I had to do this summer was empty the bulk bin.

For some reason, the corn seemed a little lower quality than I like to feed to the goats.  I’m not feeding corn this summer while they are fat from pasture, so I wanted to empty it, hose it down and let it air out.  I emptied it into buckets and took to my nephew for his cows.  Yes, I can get fifteen cat litter buckets in the Ranger.

The cows looked like they would prefer I just gave it directly to them.

When I got it emptied, I reached in, and it was gross.  This is what is plastered to the sides for quite a ways up.

And it really smells bad too.  And it draws flies like crazy.  Yuck.

I’m trying to figure out how to clean it (I’m thinking power washer), and then I have to figure out how the moisture got in it in the first place.  I can’t fill it just to let the corn rot again.

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Working Weather

21 Jul

I decided to use this past week’s better weather to finally clean out my garage.    I am so tired of it being a livestock barn.


I had to kick the boys and Buster and Aurora out of the small paddock.  The bucks were not happy that they had to wait a couple of hours before they could lounge in the buck room.

Fionn and Xerxes

I am piling it in there to try and fill in the hole where we hauled dirt.  It will compost into nice dirt.

I divided it into a multiple day project (mostly because I switched to removing twine from the barn).  I can at least see how much progress I made that first day.

Buster was happy to be let back into the little paddock.  He was happy to get to his dust bowl (and I was nice enough to not get anything icky in it).

I’d hate to mess up their dust baths.

Buster

After we finished putting up hay, I managed to come back to this project.  I still have to take out my fence and do touch up scooping before I can really get it fully  back to my garage, but I’m making progress!

Then it’s on to the buck room.  I’ll add that to my compost pile too.  It should really start to fill that dip in nicely.

After that, I have the Love Shack, the Greenhouse, and the barn.  It keeps me busy!  I just hope the decent weather lasts.

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Done and To Do

21 May

It’s been such a flurry of activity this last week or so that I thought I’d just try to catch everything up.  After I sold the girls Saturday, that let me move the bucks back onto the front pasture.  That’s a good thing because their little paddock was getting eaten down.  Now they have plenty of green grass.

Fionn and Xerxes

Although I still need to get the hill planted with grass.

My corn was planted on Friday. It’s been a rush to get everything planted this year because of the late finish to winter.

The pasture is growing well.

My mom is coming to let the goats out each day because we haven’t had a chance to get a fence put up around Dead Tree Hill to try and keep thm safe from coyotes.  That’s still on the agenda for this summer.

Of course, it’s soon going to be time to make hay.

Haley

And then June babies are coming.  It’s always busy on the farm.