Monday, June 20, 2016
A Little Catch Up
I haven't posted much about progress around here lately because there hasn't been a whole lot of it to be honest. Between this heat wave and work going from 20 hours to over 40 a week there hasn't been much time left over to really do anything but every day chores and mowing.
I guess I did get the first hay cutting from the front field baled and put up which I did post about. I got a little bit done on the back fence for the crossroads paddock. I had to put a post along side the barn to anchor the last two gates to and that required me to dig the hole the old fashioned way.
The Dutch clover is still blooming but the grass in the driveways and along the road edges is now turning brown. I planted one of the Buckwheat patches and have even managed to get a hose over there and water it a bit but so far nothing has come up. The topsoil is literally like fine powder right now it's so dry.
As I have mentioned a few times the heat is really clobbering us. Mid to upper 90's usually which is about 10 degrees over our norm for this time of year but the humidity is also high and so the heat just sucks the life right out of ya while the sweat runs down. The Turkey Vultures have taken to hanging out over the parking lot at work watching me. I know they are just waiting for me to succumb to heat stroke so they can swoop in.
I also got a little more restoration work done on the 861. Nothing special just switched out a front rim and new tire.
The most interesting news so far though is that we officially have a broody hen!!! One of the Barred Rock hens is sitting on four eggs and has been for about a week now. Boy is she a complete bitch about it too!!! Go anywhere near her and she gets grumpy as all hell :)
I thought we were ready for some chicks but it turns out we are not. The dog who leaves the full grown chickens alone now cannot resist chasing and killing any half grown or smaller one he can. We been having to keep him put up but I am sure if any of the eggs the broody hen is sitting on hatch something will happen to them before they get grown and I just don't have the time to build a pen right now until work straightens itself out.
The good news is that starting tomorrow I will begin training a full time replacement so maybe after he is up to snuff I can go back to my normal work hours and get back to work on things around here.
Until then as I have said before sorry about the lessened posting and replies to comments. Just not enough hours in the day right now.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!