Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Been A Long Day Again
I been out working all day today and not on anything exciting either. I moved a couple dozen wheel barrows full of wood chips until I was so bored I wanted to vomit then switched to getting my shop back into some form of order. Let me tell you it was, and still is a mess, although compared to what it looked like it appears orderly now. I put up a new shelf and fixed a cabinet drawer that was sagging and making it impossible to open without also opening the drawer below it.
What is it about cats and open doors on sheds and storage areas? It's like whenever I open a door to an area they can't go into all the time they come from every hidden hole on the place to investigate. It took me an hour to run em all out of the shop this evening so I could close it up. At one point the barn cat who showed up last Winter was on the very top shelf and attempting to climb into the exposed ceiling insulation. Why? I have no clue but of course she pulled it down and I had to climb up there and re-staple it to the rafter.
Last night's frost doesn't appear to have done much damage to the various blooms around the place or any other plants either. The Dandelions were all out in greater numbers than ever this morning and nothing appeared to be wilting. Honestly I don't think it got down to the 25 degrees they were predicting because I was up until 3AM trying to take a picture of the Blood Moon (and failing) and it still showed 30 degrees then. By 7AM when I got up the temp was showing 32 with the sun shining clear so although we got a frost it wasn't as severe as they thought.
It was still a pretty cool day but the sun eventually won against the cold wind blowing in and the bees were out hitting the blooms.
To date only four of the ewes have lambed, including the one still born, so we are still sitting at seven new babies. The other 10 ewes are huge however I was convinced one of them was going to give birth last night but they didn't. They all look really uncomfortable though. Man I am glad I am a guy :)
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