Mr. Pibb peed on my foot. Through the fence. That seems rather deliberate. It required aim. I thought we had such a good relationship! I was right in the middle of telling Adam how Mr. Pibb was such a nice buck!
Adam, with his sidekick Robbie, set up my creep feeder and shelter for winter feeding the goats.
Super handy. I can toss their hay right over the fence into the feeder bin. It keeps the hay off the ground, which reduces waste, and protects the hay from weather. There’s also an area for grain, protected from weather. This is one of those small things that will make a big improvement in my winter feeding situation. I’m all about planning carefully for winter management. They also tightened security on the goat yard gate for me and repaired the fences in the field across the road.
Then Adam said, “That rooster is limping, do you see that?” I hadn’t noticed. Then he spied a string wrapped around the rooster’s leg. He sneaked up on it and grabbed it. Robbie cut the string off while Adam held it. If Adam hadn’t noticed that, eventually the string, which was tight (and who knows how the rooster got it wrapped around his leg anyway), might have eventually cut off circulation and he’d have lost his leg.
And I’d have been wondering why my rooster’s leg fell off. (Ack.)
One of my cats sat on the sewing machine table, got up, somehow entangling himself in the thread going to the needle and bobbin, and ran circles around the living room and dining room table pulling thread all the way.
I went to my new milking parlor to check on something and found myself locked in. The doors to the stalls in the barn are on overhead rollers. Apparently, when I rolled back the door, I rolled it too far and it rolled off the tracks and the door wouldn’t move. I wondered briefly what I might do if this happened when I was alone on the farm, but dismissed that thought as too dire and called for Adam, who was in the barnyard.
After setting the door back on its tracks, he fixed a stopper so it can’t roll off the tracks anymore.
Dave finished the first stage of the deck work.
This stage included a handicap-access ramp, a small platform mid-way up, and a roof over the existing side deck (which was a very hot place to sit, and also allowed the sun to beam into the studio, making the studio hot). The deck is not finished–I have more planned, but deck work is expensive. The deck probably won’t be completely finished until some time next year.
Kelly Walker and her artist cohort Linda arrived at the farm!
They set right to work making plans for what they will do in the studio.
Last thing in a very busy day–Ross let me know that he is planning to make a last-minute trip home this weekend. For those of you who are coming to the party, you might get a chance to meet him. Today is all about getting the food laid in for tomorrow’s shindig. If you’re coming, see you here!