I am clearing the winter bedding out of the barn reminding myself that putting huge round bales of corn stalks into the pens as bedding was all very well until it is time to haul if all back out, thawed and smelly, a forkful at a time.
It will be interesting to see what kind of compost it makes mixed with cow and hog manure. Thankfully all my animals only eat vegetable based feeds.
Meat eaters manure is very stinky. We don’t want that
All the water heaters have been gathered up and are stored away until next winter- usually this task precipitates a backwards step in the progression of spring and a lot of ice breaking but I am willing to take the risk. So is the electricity bill.
Do you think LuLu is waiting for a fish?
I have started Tia’s milking room training again. Now she is developing that hopeful milk cow at the milking door look .
Molly being helpful while I work. I could feel her piglets move around – they felt like little bubbles of air – they still have lots of room – so I am thinking she has a good month or so to go. Which is good – April is a perfect month for babies.
The morning birds are so loud this morning as I write.
So that is Molly’s farrowing pen cleaned. Today I will endeavor to finish the turkey house so I am ready for the chicks that arrive next week. That should not take too long actually. Then I will work on the Airbnb and the porches.
The first guests are on the 25th of this month so I need to get ahead of that too. Way ahead – I am looking at a very busy summer.