I got off on several topics this week and wasn't suffering from writers block not to mention a couple of work runs so there were several homesteading related updates I didn't cover. This happens fairly frequently when it is a busy week and I try to not just do "what I did today" posts all the time so I am thinking I will start a semi-regular weekly post called Catchup Saturday.
Ya I know you are all overwhelmed by my wittiness :)
I also had a few emails asking for updates on a few topics so I will try to catch everything up.
With all the rush to get the Mom retirement cabin finished I ended up leaving the breeding ewes in with their
I know I am a hopeless romantic :)
Really both our rams are pretty good fellows but after all the ewes are bred Frazier does tend to start missing his bachelor life a bit.
Well Frazier's ewes apparently got sick of his crap and did a planned break out yesterday. They managed to knock a board off the side of the barn and squeezed through to freedom. I caught two of em looking up domestic violence defense arguments on google and one was reading an article entitled "How I killed my Husband and got away with it".
I'm guessing it was time to separate them.
When I went out to do morning feeding they were out behind the barn staring at me with murder in their eyes. They very much looked like pictures I had seen of those old WWI era battleships. You know the ones that are as wide as they are long.
I knew better than to argue with em. I just gave em some grain and put them in with the yearlings.
Fence project - The temporary electric fence is up with the solar box charged and working. The horses kept trying to stick their noses up my butt the whole time I was out there working on it and one of the old nags actually stole the plastic bucket I had the wire rolled up in. They were not happy about having their snack fence blocked off like that with the evil electric line. I am going to leave it alone for a few days now to see if they test it before I start tearing down the old fence.
I suppose waiting on the fence tear down is just as well since we are predicted as being hit with a real snow storm this weekend. According to the weather ring I saw around the moon last night they may be right this time.
I don't think I have ever seen one so big around here before. I guess we will see if this pans out but I split a load of wood yesterday and plan on splitting another today to get ready for it.
I know the almanacs and the weather people are saying February to April is suppose to be colder than normal around here this year but the geese are saying otherwise. We have been having flights of snows and blues heading back North the past week or two and several large groups of Canada's and the various White geese stopping by briefly this week.
If I was currently as much a hunter as I once was I would be having a blast right now. Anyway we don't usually start seeing so many geese coming through until it is a full blown migration so something is telling them it's time to head North once again. So I am going to bet against the experts this year and plan on an early Spring. All I stand to get is a little disappointment if I am wrong...
Kitten update - Yes he is still alive. Yes I need to take an updated picture. He is actually fitting in like a glove and all the cats have pretty much accepted him as part of the group. Interestingly enough he is about the least playful but most affectionate kitten I have ever seen. He loves to be held and would rather be laying on a persons lap than playing. Unusual in a kitten his age by my observation. Unless his personality changes he is also pretty obviously going to be a shoulder cat too as he much prefers to be as close to the neck as possible when it's cuddle time.
His only bad habit is a complete and total craving for food constantly. People food, dog food, cat food he doesn't care he wants it all right NOW.
Oh and he doesn't seem too interested in learning to jump either. He still prefers to find alternative ways of getting to high places.
So anyway that's the Saturday catchup covering some things I have been asked about. More to come soon.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!