Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fastest Farm Notes ever

Under the heading of "fastest farm notes ever".... we are so tired! Worked very hard today and I'm "TTTT" (Too Tired To Type) and my friend, Eliza, and I say....

So quickly:
* Mollee keeps sitting on her eggs are nite...but during the day she is up and around
* Miss Duck sat down yesterday so 35 days gets us to...May 13th-ish? I might take up her eggs tho and put the meat chicken eggs under her from last summer's Red Broiler hens.
* Speaking of... lost one of the dinner chicks last nite for no apparent reason. Ick.
* Runner's chicken chicks are doing great - very lively and are eating well. She has been sitting on them at night and stands next to the coop during the day. We take her up during the day because she accidentally killed one...there was crying by me.
* The three jakes/toms have volunteered for the freezer. Soon.
* Still nothing from Little Nibbles altho her udder looked really tight today... so maybe in the next couple days?
* Had a light frost/freeze last nite - had everything covered so should be ok.. Blooms on fruit trees are OK.

In irritating news...
* New 'almost neighbor's" dog was over twice yesterday 4/9/2010 in the afternoon. We chased him off because he was chasing the poultry...but he came over again. The Big Man "went over there" and talked to the owners.
* Dog was also in our yard the day before 4/8/2010 in the afternoon... the younger woman came and got him.
* Today we worked on fencing and no one was happy. But we got the front of our property fenced and thru another half roll of field fence. We'll need to get more tomorrow.

And now I am going to bed. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Chai Chai said...

Backbreaking work here today as well. Broke down the blue shed with vehicles and sledgehammers and transported the remains into a trash bin. Chipped a mountain of trees/saplings and still have to dig up the railroad ties tomorrow after church. Have to make room for the new goat shed being build next week.

Strange dogs can be trouble, can't say I envy the neighbors during the "visit".

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Oh dear. Sounds like a tough week. (((hugs))) Things WILL get better. And just remember there are people reading this as they sit behind a corporate desk envying the h-e-double-hockey-sticks out of your life right now!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Hey Chai Chai! have you recovered from your hard work? We notice its never the next day...its the day after that when we really feel it. Great job tho! I'll pop over to your blog and check out the pix.

Thanks B2B... Its always something. Good thing we have a sense of humor. And a lot of fence!

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