Sod’s law proclaims that you are more likely to get rain if you cut hay and more likely to get dry weather when you sow a field in corn and oats for summer hog grazing.
So yesterday we did both.
Take that, Weather Gods!
The hay is thick and there are still showers around, so I have asked my co-worker to only do one field at a time. Kind of spread out the weather luck. He can’t lift things at the moment either and I would rather throw smaller batches of hay up into the barn. Too much at a time wears me out.
Given that we get this hay as far as the barn. Let’s not count our chickens before they are hatched. But – last nights forecast rain went around us – so far so good! and we have showers in the forecast about every day. We might be sowing a lot of oats this summer.
I made a mickey mouse backyard run for the ducklings yesterday. They grow so fast. Suddenly they all look like tall drakes! But they loved getting out in the grass.
The Thistle Eaters are ready for another move. One has to wonder how much charge is actually running through this fence!
There is milk in that bowl. And no one wants to give in until it is totally gone – even though there are two other bowls full of warm milk.
Until this one goes for the bucket! Sensible pig. No one else can get his head in there!
This rather odd video is for you duck people. The ducks are almost all feathered up now. Look for these funny hats. These better be females – just sayin’. Watch out for the Mohawk.
At this age we look for what they call iridescence on the wing ( I snagged this pic off an internet duck chat as a reference) to identify the males. I see a LOT of orange feet! And am hoping light orange can be female. My drake got his deep orange/yellow feet with maturity.
I will look closer today. If most of these are males I will raise them and sell them and be hugely disappointed. I wanted layers. And my money back!
Anyway – as Dad would say – worse things happen at sea!
I hope you have a lovely Sunday/Monday.