Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Gettin Ready for Shearing Day
Well my evil plan of supporting the clown Bernie over Hitllary didn't work out. It seems at the last minute she managed to grab victory from the jaws of defeat and to make matters worse Trump barely got by with a win as well. Not that it matters too much in Missouri since we kinda have a hybrid system and give out shared delegates.
I did notice that Cruz won all the counties that were close to major state government centers with the exception of St. Louis and I figure most of the government employees in St. Louis are still Femocrat hold outs. The last few weeks before the primary the establishment state republicans were pushing hard for Cruz and so the heavily republican state employees jumped right on the band wagon. All the counties around Jefferson city and Columbia, KC, and Springfield went to Cruz while the counties that contain Hannibal and the Cape did as well. All the more rural counties went to Trump quite easily.
I also noticed in most counties the republican ballots out numbered the femocrat by a wide margin. I hope the rest of the country follows this trend come November.
Work progresses to get the sheep all housed and locked up this evening. First I needed to get the nose and radiator grill back on the 861 Diesel so I can move it out for shearing day. I managed to finally get it all fit back together relatively straight and looking passable. She has definitely been wrecked in the front end at some point but is starting to come back together. The glare hid the cyclops emblem but never fear more pictures will be coming.
I was able to crack open the hive I thought was dead but was showing so much activity and verify it is indeed a Winter deadout. The bees I see coming and going are robbers from the neighboring hives and they are doing a good job of cleaning it out too. You can tell from the dead bees and cappings littering the lower entrance landing. I will give them another week or so to clean it out to the comb and then take it apart. There was a pretty good store of honey left inside so either the queen failed on this hive or as I suspect it over swarmed this last Summer and couldn't build back up enough.
Anyway I am off to move the ram and start rearranging a few other spots for shearing. Looks like from the forecast the sheep are going to have to be locked up for at least the next three days to keep them out of the rain.
They ain't gonna like that with all this grass growing around here.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!