A virtue I don't possess I guess, I can hardly stand not getting plants out in the dirt. This weekends over night temperatures are predicted to be in the mid 30s F. Too cold! Bad enough I will have to cover the strawberry plants I just built boxes for and stuck in the dirt. Gurneys had a good sale and I could not resist. No goat munching for these berry plants, I got them fenced off at the end of my small front garden spot, in boxes I built from scrap laying around. Pictures when they actually look like something other than dead twigs in dirt ;)
How about those honkin big ears on Jake? He's my chicken killer. Wouldn't be bad if he'd just wipe out a few of those roosters but if it moves, he's on it. He's killed 4 hens and got a chick this morning. Not sure how the chick ended up outside of the make shift brooder house, but it did and he had it. He instantly dropped it when I said his name and gave me the "I'm guilty" look but the chick didn't make it. So, now I just have 10 chicks with the hen in the front yard brooder house.
Lil Sister is growing and working on being weaned. She's now spending her days running around outside and sleeping on the porch. I'm not pushing her too hard, her herd mates outside are still nursing all the time. I really don't feel like she should be weaned before she's ready but she does need to be outside as much as possible. Especially since she jumped up on the sprouting table and wiped out all my tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers and knocked all my herb cups off. Bad goat! Restarted what she ate and all the tomatoes are germinated and up. Still waiting on the peppers. Herbs have all been restarted.
The turkey poults are all still alive and growing. Jumping out of the box enough I had to rig up a lid for it already. No turkey poop on the floor! They are still chick fluff so no going outside any time soon. Wish they'd hurry up and feather out.
I've got the oils in the pot on the stove and the milk thawing for a batch of soap...
Yes, all of 2013 and part of 2012 are missing from the blog. You can thank Mike H for that. Almost all of those posts were about our great friendship and our partnership in farming. You all know how that turned out!