Saturday, November 22, 2014

Holiday Raffle and update

Whew, finally got the tractor going decent!  Boy howdy, that darn thing had me squirming a little bit.  I really do depend on that particular piece of equipment and I'm pretty lost without it.  Just cant put a big round bale of hay out to the cows without it!  Still needs tires but the old, used one the neighbor found for me will make it for a little while and give me some breathing room.

Had 2 pretty good scares this past week.  The blower speed switch caught on fire in the truck while on the drive to work.  LOL, I like to killed myself trying to get pulled over and stopped so I could put the fire out!  Darn thing shorted out and now the cab stinks like burnt plastic.  Last night, 50' from the driveway, a big buck stepped out in front of me.  Talk about a butt clinch!  I'm so glad I spent the time to replace the front hub/rotors on that little truck, saved my bacon and I got it shut down with a couple feet to spare.  That stupid deer just stood there and looked at me.  I had to roll the window down and yell at it to make it run off!  Dumb deer, LOL

Had a visit by an old coalmine co-worker tonite who told me to stop by his house and pick up one of those rubbermaid water troughs he isn't needing anymore.  He says it's the goat/sheep sized one.  Woohoo, I could use opne of those!

Hey Pamit, yep, those lionheads are mellow, furry little fellers and make great pets!  Still no kits yet but I have hope.

All 3 of the hatched chicks are still alive and making a healthy racket in the front room.

The goats all look preggers.

Okay, here's what I've got to raffle.....

both are 5'x7'.  Same as always on the entries, $10 for one entry or $20 for 3 entries.  Be sure to choose one or the other when entering.  This raffle will be open until the 10th of December so I can get it mailed to arrive before Christmas.  Good luck!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Changes Happen Quick

Oh yes, surprises all around on the farm.  Tractor is the highlight of my attention for the past few days.  Finally lost one of the 2 wore out tires.  Found a used one, slightly bigger but it will do until I can figure out where to get the $635 needed for a new pair.  Also, the primer decided to split on me.  Once I got it pulled off, I saw that it was full of bio fuel algae.  Oh yes, the highly praised bio diesel strikes again!  It's garbage.  It filled the primer screens up with algae and built up enough that it ruptured the the little rubber piece.  Thanks to which ever idiot government agency came up with this brilliant plan to "save" us from fossil fuels.  Morons.
 So here's Baby goat.  Lil Sisters kid from this past spring.  She's turned into a nice little nanny.  Not quite as friendly as her Momma but gentle enough.
 Of course, we can't talk about the farm animals without including the center piece.  Grizz is still himself, being a dopey blue heeler.  Ya can't not love him, he's such a goofy dog.
 The lionheads are, I hope, making bunny kits.
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3 chicks is all I managed to get hatched out from this last round.  Yep, I said last year that I would not hatch chicks out over the winter but here I am, hatching chicks out, again, LOL

So, how about another blanket raffle?  What pattern should we do this time?  The rainbow (mexicali) one or the dark camo?

Friday, October 31, 2014

And The Winner Is.......

Congrats to Debbie M!  Deb, I will be at the post Monday morning first thing, congrats again!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

BRRRRR!

Frost alert, LOL!  Yep, the ground was covered with frost this morning.  OHHHH, I am not ready for winter!  The chicks are hatching, so far I have 2 dried off and another pipped, 16 were in this batch with another 16 in 6 days.  With the power outage and then the over heat, I'm surprised any hatched at all.  Now to see if they're messed up physically in any way.  I'll know soon enough, they will die if they aren't right.  So, I've got fingers crossed they will live and grow like they should.

There's just 3 people entered in the raffle for the Grape Fizz lap throw.  I will draw tomorrow night after I get home from work.  Good luck ladies!

I'm a happy camper this morning, I traded a couple pats of goats milk soap to a neighbor for some bartlett pears. Yum, I love those!  Soft and sweet, the only real pear in my book!

ARG, the rabbit doe I love so much done killed every one of her new kits.  First time she's ever done that to me, must have been something not right with them or something unseen by me annoyed her.  Hate to lose those kits, that's food out of my mouth there!


Eh, gotta go to work now, see yas Saturday morning with the raffle winner's name!