Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Not Over Yet
Last week the daily rains fell to almost every other day and the temps kinda went back down to acceptable levels. We went almost 3 weeks without a case of worms or swollen jaws and it looked as if that period was ended.
Then yesterday we got more heavy rains and three ewes came up with signs. So there we were chasing them down and dosing them once again. Actually I have to admit it wasn't as hard as usual, one of the effected ewes comes like a dog when you call her, the other is almost as tame and only one is somewhat wild and Mrs. PP can usually entice her with food.
Egg production went back up but that one damned hen is trying to go broody again. The Buckwheat is glorious however and blooming strong but the bees for some reason are not working them this year. They are heading out East somewhere foraging to something that has their interest more.
The Japanese beetles however seem to love the Buckwheat even more than they did my Apple trees.
Of course we are now back to rain every day. IN August. August.... Something unheard of around here before. I am so far behind on mowing it isn't even funny any longer. The pasture looks like crap and the barn hasn't been weed ate in a month. Of course the temps are rising again now and it's like working in a sauna all over again.
This year I can honestly say Fall can not get here fast enough. I am going to need the dead grass period just to catch up on things.
On the plus side, cause there usually is at least one plus side. I have more wood stored for Winter now than I have ever had in my life.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!