us today on our farm and our blog and for sharing this time in our lives with us.
for water animals, or at worst case scenario ourselves. In the spring to pull be moved to the front yard or pasture depending on how you look at. We will dig a hole big enough to put it in. Then it will be a permanent fixture in that pasture. When and if winter ever leaves us, we intend to fill it and then to grow tilapia fish. I found a place in Missouri that sells the fry. I can buy 100 and fingerlings for around $30. By fall, they will be full-grown and ready to harvest and we will have a harvest party and share the fish with our friends. Then we will have the whole pool full of water in case
we ever need.
this one. I know that a lot of you follow our blog daily and we are honored that you take time in your lives to be a part of ours. So on to the rest of the blog.
with Bears bouncing around me, the Boss woke me up @1 to put wood on the fire,
and I slept solidly till 6:30 and had to restart the fire, it was down to
embers and a few coals...it was 66F in the house. By 7, was sitting down with
coffee and by then the fan kicked on downstairs on the wood burner, it was 70F
by 8 o'clock. The microwavw was acting weird, open it up and the turntable was rotating,
not a way to start the day and not really awake. The Weather Channel said it
was 6F outside with minus F wind chills, the hot water line froze, again, last
night, I guess because I didn't get up @ 4 or so. Today it is supposed to be
around 35F, so it will thaw out today, and was dripping at the faucet already.
Everything else outside is frozen solid, even my usual outside water
southside next to the house. I got the peepers waterers in the basement thawing
out, they were solid blocks of ice, hopefully today I can get everything
resolved, and everybody watered. Trying to take it easy until I can get out
there and get things done, hate having it hanging over my head. So I am trying
to do things with the Bears, like now its DVD The Wiggles' "Big Red
Car", after that it will probably be Blue's Clues "Story Time",
and not my preference of Yo Gabba Gabba "Naptime"!
done, just after 5 PM. Got the faucet going on the south side of the house, and
the waterhouse faucet as well. Moo the milk cow, the horses, sheep and goats
were standing in line for the fresh liquid, free of icebergs. Never got the hot
water to run, it would run for a second or two then drips, figure it has ice in
it somewhere, probably where the joiner bottlenecks it, or under the house from
the insane construction company, dunno.
explosions around 4 PM, 1st was in the ground the 2nd was more level earth, or
so it seemed and was louder. Think we had some more earthquakes south of us
somewhere. Seen a herd of deer on the east pasture, a few down by the lake. One
of the oddball flocks of ducks was up at the house when I was trying to do
waterers for the porch birds, got a picture of them to post sometime, another
flock was up here late this afternoon. There is 8 birds in that group, 2 Muscovy
hens; couple of khakis and rest are roans and cayuga.
Doghouse and a good day to go Blah!
overnight, and the frozen hot water was dripping faster and finally @10AM it
was working normally. Outside it was like 26F, SO it must be under the house at
the junction of the pipes or something. Another project fpr another day. :(
had to go warm up a few times from the barn though. Spending the afternoon with
the Bears, they got school work done, so now are playing Mario on Wii. It gets
hard and complicated to keep up with them, I can see the day coming that they
will be so far beyond my ability, I'll be doing good if I even understand it at
all. I'll be the antiquadated Neanderthal and they will be running Cyber
Spaceville...paradoxical considering I am on the computer, but events happen.
I'll never forget, walking in while they were watching a dinosaur program on a
science channel, and I say, "Wow, what a cool looking pterodactyl!"
admiring the coloring scheme, and they say in unison, "Dad, that's a
pteranadon!" <--sp? I said, "O...k." somewhat shocked and
laughing about it at the same time (8-P)<--that's an eight-ball
have seen a dandelion blooming right now, by the house, and the Bears' wild
cherry tree had leaf sprouts shooting out, and I seen the tops of some flowers
coming up as well, they are tulips or irises or jonquils or something...mind
you this is in freezing weather....
comfortable, so we can all get outside...and I can write some new adventures or
construction events or work on vehicles. Guess I got the doldrums. Elijah
discovered some new levels and secret chambers on the Mario world levels or
something like that.
for the shabbat is Terumah, reading Exodus 25:1-27:19 & 1st Kings 5:26-6:13
post is from our daughter Rachael:
there was a chilly start to this morning the chores still had to be done and so
I headed out to the barn to milk the cow and hopefully find some new arrivals.
Before milking Moo cow I checked on one of our pregnant goats because she
appeared to be in labor last night but she was not. She is very close to going
in to labor though. She is pawing at the ground and nesting. Her tail bone has indented.
How you can tell this is by feeling along the goat’s backbone with your pointer
finger and thumb, and as you reach tail bone you will be able to feel an indentation
between them. This only happens when they are near birth to help widen the
birth canal. You can check the back bone on an none pregnant doe and the back
bone will not be indented. The first time I tried this was on my little doe
that was having her first baby and after I checked her backbone I knew she was
close. The next morning she gave birth. Another sign that a doe is preparing to
kid is that her vulva will appear to be large and puffy. Before most goats
start labor they will lose what is a called a mucus plug which is a small
amount of creamy mucus that excretes from the vulva this can happen for up to
three weeks before they go into labor when the doe does go into labor the mucus
will look stringy and there will be a larger amount than before labor begins.
Most does also fill their milk bags with colostrum a few weeks or days before
going in to labor, but some goats will fill their bags with colostrum after the
birth of their kid. We are watching two of our does as they are both in
different stages of their pregnancy, but they are both near labor and I cannot
wait until they both give birth to their precious kids. After my morning barn
and milking chores were done I work with my little pinto paint Percheron colt
whose name is El –Shadi. I worked on his bowing and shaking hands. I also
worked with how he walks while being led because he tends to invade personal
space very often. He is only a baby and I will just have to have patience and
take everything slow and easy with him until he understands what I am trying to
teach him. Right know everything he does either involves playing or food as he
showed me this morning. I will try to take him on a walk this afternoon to get
the mail with me. I thought him that the mail box was nothing to be afraid of
and know he love to be around and even opens it. I thought about teaching him
how to carry the mail back up to the house but I was afraid that he might eat
it instead.lol...Well back to my studies…
you for reading our blog
trying to get a better price on my microphone. I was ok with the one I was
going to get, but you know mother, always tryna help <<Made the computer
think ‘tryna’ was a word by adding it to the dictionary >>.
reflexion filter set up, and record my demo.
luckily snow doesn’t require water-proofing.
homemade cornbread. Yum!
as well as doing my own. Then I played the wii with him. My game got here in
the mail today (Call of duty 2-Big red one), and then I was no longer
interested (temporarily, of course) in Super Mario Brothers Wii. Tomorrow maybe
I’ll get my new headphonesJ.
eventful happened today on the farm.