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.
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.
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.
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.
My morning started with a very cold temperature outside. (-27.7*C)
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.
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.
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.
I really am ready for today to be done.
Rodney’s a handsome boy, but he’s not very nice.
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
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.