Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Finally Back on Track
Believe it or not I was actually able to leave work after my normal four hour shift today. Not that they wanted to let me go but I told them several weeks ago that today was lamb castration day and I couldn't miss it.
The vet was also early and a couple of the hens discovered they liked raw highland oysters.
I know yuck. And gross too but the vet kept chucking the parts over the fence and the hens kept running after them. One little ram ended up having only one testicle, I asked if we were going to get that one done for half price and the Vet laughed.
We used to do this part ourselves but had one lamb die on us years ago. Since the vet is so reasonable in his charge for this service we decided to just count the cost v. our bottom line and let him do it. Of course his price includes me as the main lamb catcher and holder while he does his job. Let me tell you I was worn completely out by the time we were finished but the now little whethers got the worst end of the deal I think.
After that bit of nasty business I had time to run my overloaded truck and trailer to the new scrap metal place I found. It's about twice as far as the old location but I used to trip to pick some more supplies up for the fence project while I was there.
I noticed something interesting though. Orscheln's farm supply is now carry bee hive equipment!!! Man wish I had known that a month or so ago.
So anyway yes we did get more rain today but I still managed to get something done. Been almost a week since any progress was made around here due to the rain, work and lawn mowing. Felt good to be making some headway once again. We will see if I am back to 12 hour shifts again tomorrow though.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!