My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, www.rosemary-ridge.blogspot.com ... thank you!

GOT A LOT DONE TODAY

Woke up with a sore throat. Not good. Feverish. Achey.

But because a neighbor was getting rid of most of chicken and goat things, I had to get there first thing this morning.

Up around 8. Fed and water the outdoor critters. Quick bite (leftover lentil/bacon/rice stewp), then emptied the trailer of hay from the last time we got some from our supplier. Hooked up the trailer and headed over with Hubby. Came home with a small chicken coop, 3 (4?) pallets, dog crate, and a deal to trade eggs for 2 dog kennels.

Didn't unload the trailer. Ate again (hypoglycemic). Fed/watered our 56 chicks. Moved our 5 oldest chicks to their new home outside. Made a call and found a way to move the kennels and some other things so ...

... that person with a forklift went with Hubby to get the 2 kennels. Unloaded them. Moved a big dog kennel from our workshop into the goat pen (will house chickens soon). Moved 3 HUGE moss rocks into the old goat pen and the new one we plan to build. He took the last 2 as payment for helping us (oh, and a dozen of my eggs). Then he came back with 4 more people and we moved a huge chicken house I built last year where we need it this year.

Got a LOT done.

Now we deserve to rest and relax. Eat pizza. Drink wine.

Because ... tomorrow we need to go to town: library, frozen yogurt and Home Depot. Need some flimsy board so hopefully we can finish the goat pen in time for our goats to kid.

Next weekend, we have a chicken house to build for the goat pen, move those chickens in there, and start working on the other chicken coops.

I can't tell you how much a weight is off my shoulders, knowing that we might actually be prepared for summer this year ... for both goats and chickens. Woohoo!

Too bad it's supposed to snow tomorrow night.

Oh well.

1 comment:

Lanie Painie said...

I'm so glad things are looking up for you! I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my beehives!