A quick catch up, we have a new roof now on the main structure and soon will start on the new kitchen. The hold up, seems to be the utter mess that the last roof, or should I say roofer has left behind. The back porch will need to be modified, in a effort to ease the water coming through the concrete block walls in the back of the house which could cause a mold problem if not dealt with. We are also working on the other things that break on the farm, or need repaired on an almost daily basis. Right now that means water pipes, incubator, ect. The list goes on, seemingly forever.
What changes have occurred with the animals: First and foremost we have slimmed down the flocks to more manageable numbers and this has left me to fix and replace things on our main website. We have also traded two ewes for two goats, this has so far worked well for us. Our surprise holiday gift, a sweet little baby buck has added a lovely long eared, moon spotted, Nubian herd sire for the future. Moses our main Ram has found him self a home in the barn as his age has caused us concern and the reality of him as sausage is looming in the near future. Threw careful barter we were able to acquire a Jersey bull to bred our cows, and latter fill our freezer with yummy meat. One cow is currently in milk and I think a vet check is due on the the other cow, as we still have had no baby from her. The fact that she produced no calf for us, and no milk was very disappointing, as well as costly. I'm sure I will have to find a way to recoup the loss we have in her. We have found a lovely home for Dreamer, the horse we were trying to place. Than turned right around and got a pony and a horse in need of a home. The horse I was told was a bused and is very skidish, he reminds me of the horse from the "Black Beauty" story. I hope to be able to make friends with him, as he is a young horse and will most likely turn out to be a good ride. the incubator is down so new new peepers at the moment, though we did have ducks hatch out from one of the Muscovy ducks, around a week ago. We also adopted a pair of Italian sheep dogs, that are very sweet, great with the goats, but the sheep are terrified of them. We have named them (the dogs), Adam and Eve.
Still having issues with vehicles, but I want to believe we have made some progress and as early as tomorrow we should know if the new cable for the box truck, will work or not. We have so much hanging on this truck being up on the road again, but right now, all I can do is hope and pray that it will all work out.
Well I do not know what else to tell you all, but you are welcome to ask questions which I will answer here.
Shekhinah, Michael and all the kids and critters here on Mahanaim Farm, USA.