Monday, July 29, 2013
Plows, Sheep and Cats
Aside from running in and getting the plow loaded up in my truck I also extended out the fenced in area for one of the rams today. The old wooden fence is falling apart and I need to tear it out completely but it is filled with rotted wood and weeds to the point I can't see to clear. Time to let the sheep into it. They are some serious brush clearing machines let me tell you. Within a week they will have that little area eaten down to dirt and all the little weed trees killed then I just limit them back to their original paddock and go to work. I said they because each ram has his official bitch with him in the form of a wether so they don't get lonely I guess.
The other ram/wether team has completely cleared out the opposite side of the barn so at some point they need to be moved back down to their other paddock. No hurry really as I don't have the money to gravel and roof in that particular area yet anyway but it's on the list.
Believe it or not these two topics are connected because once I get all the area cleared out around the barn that is where I plan on building the roof and putting the gravel to keep all the small tractor farm equipment. My eventual goal is to be able to do all the farm work with the 8N and that means investing in much smaller attachments than I have available to me right now. It may not be completely possible to ever find all the attachments I want but so far it has kinda been fun trying. I had a post hole digger attachment lined up but the funds for that got diverted to the truck transmission.
So with the morning and early afternoon used up it was time to take "THE QUEEN" into the vet. The poor little thing has been suffering from a urinary tract infection all weekend and has not been shy about letting me know about it either. Usually she just supervises all my activities but since Friday night she has been constantly getting in the way so I knew she was in pain and discomfort. We got her in as soon as possible but she wasn't happy about any part of the entire operation and let me know about that as well all the way home.
On the way home the rain started as well and effectively put an end to the days work and activities.
It was a good afternoon for a nap.
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