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A Better Day

20 Dec

Well, after Sunday’s stress, today has been better.  The electrician came this morning and “put a band-aid” on the issue.  I have to call them back in the spring to do more work so that there isn’t some “catastrophic” failure.  I have a new washing machine coming to be delivered on Monday, so I have to do way more cleaning than I care to admit before then.

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My nephew came and capped off the pipe that froze and broke.  That’s good.  It’s not one that I use often, but it has always had a habit of freezing up because it’s on the east side of the well house.

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The chicken I took to the milk room to try to warm up and revive is lively and I took her back to the chicken coop today.  When I checked her tonight, she was roosting up with everyone else.

Strawberry

Strawberry

Our temperatures are back to being pretty nice.  In fact, we’ve gone completely past normal to above average.  I do wish we would not have the wild swinging temperatures.  That’s what makes birds and goats sick.  By the way, my pictures don’t match because I have no time to take pictures when the days are this short.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.

Not Liking Today

18 Dec

My morning started with a very cold temperature outside. (-27.7*C)

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But we’re troopers in Iowa, so I just started my day.  Of course, the motor on the washing machine burnt up, and I’m having crazy fluctuating power surges and drops.  I have called the power company, and I hope that they can fix it before I lose more major appliance.

When I went out to check my goats in the green house, I noticed that I also had a water pipe break.  It’s a lovely little ice sculpture.  My nephew is going to take care of that tomorrow.

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Goats are horribly helpful.  When I was trying to fill their water tub, I ended up dumping water on Ava’s head, so I rushed her to the milk room to dry her off before I froze her ears.  She is luckily doing fine now.

Ava

Ava

I also noticed I have ice starting to form on my big fifty-gallon water tub.  It seems the heater has quit working. Luckily, I have another that I can use.

Then I had a hen just sitting outside.  I took her to the milk room where it’s warm, and I hope she can recover.

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I really am ready for today to be done.

Rodney the Rooster

16 Sep

Rodney’s a handsome boy, but he’s not very nice.

Rodney the Rooster

Rodney the Rooster

He was always my favorite when they were babies, but he certainly knows how to ruin a good relationship.

Big Red Rooster

Big Red Rooster

In fact, I have to rely on the Big Red Rooster to protect me sometimes (like when I’m milking).  He’s a really good guy!

Sharing with Alphabe-Thursday where the letter is R.  R is for Rodney the Rooster and the Big Red Rooster.