We get our new furnace tomorrow morning :). And it's expected to drop below freezing tonight.
I did some water trough shuffling today. Dragged the 100 gallon one out of the lower barn, put it on the back of the buggy and took it up to where the smaller one was. It only had about 1 inch of water in it and the gold fish wasn't the happiest. Positioned it and went to get the 2 buckets filled with water. Poured them into the larger trough, tipped the smaller one and caught the fish and tossed it into the fresh one, moved the de-icer over too. Dragged the smaller one out of the enclosure. Did it next to the buggy as I drove :). Filled up the trough then called Star and Daisy May to come and drink.
After filling the one in the veggie garden for the cows, I took the smaller one out to the original pasture for the horses. Filled it and then went and dragged the broken bale feeder from the veggie garden to below the barn so that I can hobble a whole one out of all the pieces for the horses. The idea is to separate the horses from the cows as they don't like sharing.
Saw that there were 2 live gold fish still in the trough in the channel. Even after having a double layer of ice across the top. Now if only the animals would drink down the water level, I could move it next to the other one in the veggie garden. Don't want to tip it over because of the fish.
Eric has come over to shoost some deer. If he gets 2, then 1 is for us, if he only gets 1 then ½ of it is for us. Today is the end of shoosting with a rifle, think black powder and bows can be used for the rest of the year. Hope he gets some as I'd like to make some more biltong. I'm willing to process the deer myself - take all the rump muscles for biltong, and put the rest through the grinder to make hamburger.
Taken the last of the salmon out of the freezer and will make salmon cakes tomorrow, and home made fries. Today we had lentils on brown rice. Opened some jars of tomatos I canned last year, added herbs and spices. Hmmm, yummy.