Monday, November 9, 2009

Weekend work

Well, I had to work on Saturday. I REALLY don't like working Saturdays, but it's only 4 saturdays a year AND it is a wonderful job, so I guess I really shouldn't complain.


But....we did get lots of work done yesterday.


Calves were tied up and moved around. Punxs was washed and dried (all that nice long hair is so hard to get clean once he gets it good and dirty, so Jessie and I are taking turns washing and drying him every. single. night).


Todd hauled lots of manure to the neighbors field.


I put all my patio furniture away for the year, except for my gazebo. Seemed strange to be putting it away when it was 70 degrees out, but I know the warm weather won't last.


The chicken coop was cleaned out and fresh straw put in the nest boxes. I put a timer in there a couple weeks ago to give them more light hoping they would start laying more eggs. We are averaging about 5 eggs a day off of 17 chickens. Hopefully they snap out of this funk soon. Anyone have any suggestions? They are about 15-18 months old now. I think they went through their molt a few months ago - they all had bald patches.....


We also brought home 3 pigs from PA when we brought Punxs home. We cleaned their pen and made it so they can go outside on their own now (without me having to let them out). In February or March, hopefully, they will be some good eating.

Now I'm off to do some blog reading. You all have been busy......

Kris

5 comments:

Kristie said...

You had a busy weekend. I just love fresh pork! Our chickens cut down on their eggs too, gave them some laying mash and they are back to normal now.

Have a great day
Kristie

scrappy quilter said...

You have definitely been busy this weekend. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Gill - That British Woman said...

gosh you have been busy. I keep to pop to the farm accross the road to see if he would be willing to give me some manure for my garden........

Gill in Canada

country mouse said...

Wow! That is a busy weekend. I'm tired just reading about it :) Wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my new blog and let you know I have you marked as a favorite so I can stop by often, take care :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Wow - sounds like you achieved a lot!!