Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Just another day on the farm...

Nothing out of the ordinary to report to day,windstorm debris is always the first job of the morning, followed by me making breakfast, today that was pancakes.  I  baked bread, bought animal feed, took care of our buckling.  Then, I worked with Elisha on having him read "The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe", he is not thrilled with the idea of chapter books yet.  Dah'veed is still reading "Dainties Inferno", and I am sure he will be glad to finish and move on to our next reading.  As for the boss he has been working on tearing down the old van and making it ready to taken to the junk yard.  The price for such scrap is high, 10 cents a pound, how can you go wrong, that makes the van worth over $390.  The money will be used, I believe to buy propane for the big tank.  Sadly,we did not watch the tank as close as we should have and ran it dry, so I foresee a hefty fee for pressure checking it and such.  In reality what ever needs done, will be done. So this leaves the big kids,  I bet you are wondering what the two oldest children did today.  Well they went back to college, but not before creating a ruckus at 5:30 in the morning,  there were dogs woken up, goats needing tending and milk which was forgotten(sorry lady J), they also killed 5 of our indoor/outdoor plants, the plan is that the plants go outside when the weather is above 40 degrees. This pan had served us fairly well all winter, so of course, now that the plants were perking up and the tomato had started to make flowers they forget them out side, and killed every last one. For them it may not have been a good day, as it stands I think they are still trying to fix this mornings mess, I wish them luck, because I am not pleased.

On the animal front, pigeons were moved around today, yummy looking ones in one pen, flight birds in another. Plans were laid to butcher many roosters and return the balance of the farm to a more level one.  We have decided to eat 2 male Muscovy ducks a week, at least until the numbers level off.  We are laying out the lines for the new fences and pens, planing on buying another hay ring. The hay is holding out better this time and I have hopes of making it last longer in the future.  Adam and Eve are still doing well, Lady seems to be taking to her new role as farm protector.  The cows are well, the goats look great and the sheep,well they are sheep...lol. The horses are calming down and learning to get along.

Tomorrow I go back to school at Ozark and I have wrote myself a little prayer to help me get threw it. So here it is:   Dear G-d, protect me from the stupid, because I can not fix it. Save me from the ignorant who before today had only used a book to level a table or as a door stop. Shield me from the use of improper words in improper ways. Guild me to be gentle in speech to those who can not write or read, in English, even though it is their first language. Let me sing the praises dear G-d, of those, who thanks to the closing of American factories will be attending Ozarka and colleges like it, even though they do not have the basic knowledge to do so. Please above all else let my Biology teacher have a sense of humor, because he is going to need it.

One more thing:

I wanted to protest tomorrow, and blacken my webpage, but I am sure if the bill passes the government will do it for me. My website is based outside of the states due to issues with a village missing it's idiot and me refusing in a free country to stop selling the shirt.

Be Blessed dear one and may your hearts be light!!!!

Shekhinah, Michael and all the kids and critters on Mahanaim Farm

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