Beth collected her milk earlier and advised she had the February blues, so they were nipping down to the folks in Florida. 18 hour drive one way, they intend leaving tomorrow, returning Wednesday. Wow. What we wouldn't do for some warmth and sun ! My dad says Spring has arrived in Tennessee, the daffodils area blooming as are the trees, and we still have ice and snow on the ground, although Herbie says he saw a squashed skunk on the road yesterday - but he didn't smell it :) Always told me when you smelt your first skunk of the season, you knew Spring was just around the corner.
Life is certainly quieter without all the puppies. We scraped down the garage floor on Wednesday as Thursday is rubbish day, I sprinkled vinegar everywhere, not bleach as Sargeant and Anni still sleep in the garage. Will wait for a bit warmer weather to get the power washer out and give it a good scrubbing.
The chickens are laying a bit better, although if we don't remove the eggs very quickly, either the dogs or the chickens, eat them. I'm not sure which, or maybe it's both.
The chickens ate Sushi the other day. The large orange Black Moor died at last, although it was far too fat to float, I had to fish it out. We also lost a sucker fish the day before, which I gave to the puppies. So only one sucker fish left. I'm highly tempted to give the chickens some more sushi, then can clean the tank out and sell it and all the equipment. Have too many other beasties to care for, ones that are of value to the farm.
Made strawberry yoghurt last night. One of the good ones, methinks.