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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.

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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.

Clean Water

13 Jun

We’re still horribly hot.  It’s also quite humid.  This weather is hard on the animals, so I make sure they have clean water.

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Even though it’s a small pool the big geese like it.  Someday, the goslings will get big enough that I won’t worry about them drowning if they get in.  For now, everyone is stuck with a small pool.  They also have buckets and a short waterer that the babies can drink from.

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I also make sure the llama and goats have clean water.  I even emptied and scrubbed the 50 gallon tub for them.  Do we see anything wrong with this picture?

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This is still the only goose I’ve ever seen get in the tub.  Stinker.

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I guess I can’t blame him when I don’t have a big pool out and the swimming holes in pasture are drying up.

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Still, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t want to drink his used bath water.

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