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Shoveling

30 May

I spent a large part of my Memorial Day weekend shoveling the manure and bedding out of my garage.  It was way past due.  I am grateful that my nephew brought me a spreader last weekend.

He was right. I don’t like this one as well as the old one they sold because the sides are a lot higher, making me have to throw the manure higher.

Yes, Tony, you made those llama piles that I’m shoveling.

I definitely got a workout.

And the garage is getting back to normal.

Although, I don’t think it will ever fully be back to how it was.

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No Time For Work and Play

23 May

I swear between the weather and teaching and the stress of teaching and farming, I can’t seem to actually get anything done.  I have several projects around here that I’m working on (or should be working on).  I can update you on my llama wool rug.

Maybeline

I do try to do at least a couple of rows every evening.  It’s relaxing, so it’s definitely a good thing to make sure I do each night.

It’s not quite half way done.  I can only imagine how amazing it will feel beneath my feet while I stand at the sink doing dishes.

I want to use the rest of the cored yarn to make a couple more rugs, but I think I need to change from knitting.  I got a book that will help me learn the skills that I need in order to do the rug I have in mind. That should also be fun if I get time to do it.  I have so many other fiber/crafty projects I want to do.

My nephew brought me a manure spreader last weekend (right before the crazy rain started).

It will be a good project to get done.

When I came home last Friday it was pouring rain, and there were even a couple of hailstones, so I decided I had to put the truck in the garage. I did it!

It wasn’t pretty, and it really emphasizes how much I need to get all the bedding out of there, but I got my truck in before any storms came!

Another project that is left from last fall is going around the new yard fence and the goat fence we put across the bottom and tying it to all the metal posts.  That will be another big job.

kingbird

I should probably step away from the computer and get busy.

A Comedy of Errors

7 Mar

Most things I do around here do not usually go as planned.  This kidding prep is no different.  One of my first issues was what to do with Mama Phoenix.

Haley stepped on her tail.  Then I moved her.  Caroline was trying to eat her food.

I finally decided to put a panel in front of her for the night; although, someone did manage to eat most of her food.

Caroline

After Caroline discovered food there, she kept trying to get to it.

She could at least get herself out.  She was never stuck.

Sidney, on the other hand, keeps thinking the hay on the other side of the panel is better and keeps getting stuck.

Sidney

In her defense, she is correct.  She was going for Tony’s alfalfa.  But I had to cut the panel to get her out the second time.

After removing her head from the panel four times, I had to dig out Hera’s old horn apparatus.  Grrrrr…

That’s also what the big fat girls were doing.  They tore the box up, knocked the buckets down, knocked the big wooden boxes down, dumped the garbage tub, and ate all of his hay.

I finally tried hanging a tub on the post.  Of course, the two little bucks and Caroline kept dumping it, but I think I finally got it hooked over the panel and tied on both sides, so it is now held so they can’t dump it.

Tony

I’m a bit nervous about the panel falling over, but all the panels I have strung up and fastened together, so I don’t think any of them can really fall.  They are pretty much in place.  At least that’s been working so far.

I also found a solution for Mama Phoenix.  I had a pen that I wanted to put her in, but it is in a building that the door is frozen shut.  That seems to be a theme around here right now, so she got a nice new rabbit hutch.

I’m still a bit nervous about that one too.  Hopefully, sniffing her tail and testing her hay is about as far as they go.

Mama Phoenix and Cinnamon

Margarita has a habit of not being where I put her, and Wednesday, Maisie decided she was done hanging out with Aurora.  Why shouldn’t she hop the fence when she’s five months pregnant?  It seems to have worked for her.  She’s back with the rest of the pregnant girls in the barnyard.

Maisie

Even though we’ve had a few glitches, we are still hanging in there.