Curt decided to retire effective December 31, 2013 and did not return to school after the holidays. This is his second week of freedom and he is busily getting things done that have been neglected for far too long. New fence down the oilfield road is first on the list. All of the trash trees have been pulled up by the roots and the cedar trees trimmed up as they are staying. Next will be post holes, The tractor will be doing the hard labor and luckily the ground is wet so it might be softer unless he hits rock which is likely. Since this isn't really fencing anything in, he will be using woven wire. The other side of the oilfield road is the neighbor's hay field and he sometimes turns his cows into it. Our garden is in the front starting at the cedar tree. Busy busy January. When this is finished the buck pen will get started. The boys are moving out front since our house is set back from the road we had a lot of wasted space. Now we are going to use it although we may change our minds if the boys cause trouble in public view. We will at least have another small pasture for something.
My Rio Grande Wild Turkey Tom has found a new way to scare the chickens. When he does this all the hens run hide out in the hen house where the nest boxes are. I thought all of my hens had vanished when I went to gather eggs this evening. All I saw was Tom and the two turkey hens. When I opened the door to the hen house I was surprised to find at least 30 of my hens hiding out. They weren't impressed with the turkey tom strutting around with his pretty feathers all fluffed out. I am not sure the turkey hens were all that impressed either as they were having a snack from the hanging feeder. Looks like Tom has been in the mud too by the looks of his feet.
I work part time as well as raise and show dairy goats and make and sell goat milk soaps and lotions. My life is BUSY!!