Friday, June 6, 2014
So Far Behind I Think I am Ahead
I spent the first half of the morning getting the cutting crew back on the job. See that little black sheep on the right of the picture? She is the problem. That's the one I call Sandwich because she is so small. Her mother died two years ago and Sandwich almost followed her. She survived as a bottle baby but never made it past dwarf status and isn't ever gonna be good for much. except mischief. She goes under the electric fence because she is so small and since she was hand raised she also doesn't have the flocking instinct as strong. Once she gets out the others start thinking they should go as well but so far only one other one is small enough to follow.
Well I fixed her good. I added a low wire to the fence and put the other solar charger on after dividing it up which increased the voltage by a good bot. The little menace walked the entire fence looking for a way out but couldn't find one yet.
While fixing the fence line I kept glancing out into the pasture and thinking something was wrong but couldn't quite put my finger on what.
Then I saw....
That huge old hollow Oak I been wanting to cut down but was never brave enough because I knew it was hollow came down in the last storm it seems.
Funny it looked more impressive when it was whole but hollow trees like that are so unpredictable I wasn't taking any chances. The thing was only half dead anyway and standing so it wasn't like it was going to go to waste. I knew it would come down sometime and I was secretly kinda hoping it would take a few useless old nags with it.
And no the horses all survived.
I'd say there is a good months worth of firewood there at least. Maybe a bit more.
I also got the swarm moved from it's trap into a hive box today. I have never seen so many bees crammed into a trap box and I waited entirely too long to move them. There was comb everywhere.
Anyway going out to weed some more now and I am taking a work trip to Iowa tomorrow but I will reply to comments later this evening.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!