October 18, 2008

Just Another Day

Friday was up at 5 a.m., let inside dogs out for morning walk, milk, feed, water and hay critters. Pull goat head out of fence. 7:30 out the door to Dr.s office for 8:15 appt. On way out of town stopped by feed store for feed and peppermint oil. On way home stopped by neighbors over the back ridge to pick up rabbits for butcher (better half coming home for weekend). Also stopped and talked to farmhand about coming out this weekend to work on odds and ends projects.
Back to farm by 12:30, let inside dogs out for walk, unload feed, put out afternoon hay. Started laundry, dishwasher, ran vac, swept off porches, windex glass on front door, hung rugs on clothes line to air out. Check email. Pay a few bills, balance check book. Back outside to work around the farm, check on and sit with wooly boys, pull goat head out of fence.

Better half arrives home about 5’ish. Neighbor saw better half come home, comes down to talk to better half, discusses politics(so tired of this topic) and dogs(ours and theirs). Also wants to discuss price of gas, price of food, growing more of own food, yada, yada, yada.
Pull goat head out of fence.

Fix dinner about 6’ish, clean off table and put away leftovers. About 7'ish milk, feed, water and hay critters. Bring rugs in off line, switch laundry out of machines, fold and put away from dryer, run milking equipment and dinner dishes through dishwasher. Back outside to pull goat head out of fence. 8’ish let dogs out for evening walk. Try to watch TV, fall asleep on couch. Sarah Beth has decided that the water is better on the other side of the fence. Even though she has her own water trough in her own pen she has found that sticking her head through the cattle panels she can enjoy the water in the sheep’s holding pen. For some reason she can't figure how to get back out. ( Myth... if a goat gets its head stuck in a fence it normally can get it back out...NOT)

This little problem will be taken care of today. We will either move the water away from the fence line or put a sheet of plywood between the fence and water trough.
I would have put a stop to it when it first started, but seems I have pulled a muscle in my left shoulder and am now restricted to what I can and can not lift and move. 50 lb. feed sacks, hay bales and water troughs not on list of can do’s. Thankfully the better half is home til Monday to give me and the shoulder a much needed break.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.


Anonymous said...

Oh goodness, it is always something with goats and sheep! We were getting our hay delivery and later we couldn't find "Wooly Bully" and here he was tangled up in multi-flora roses so we had to cut him out of there.

Hot Belly Mama - taking it all back said...

cute story. maybe he thinks he's a sheep. lol.

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