Much chillier today, actually a bite in the air. When I went out to water the animals and collect the eggs, the young chicks follow me wherever I moved. Funny looking, a limping woman with a bandaged arm followed by about 90 black and white chicks, 10 dark chicks, some of our full grown chickens, the ducklings and keets, even the geese from a distance. All thinking I have food for them. Silly, fed them this morning.
Herbie went to work early, and I forgot was having a house visit from the social worker, so this place looked like a bomb had hit it.
The sheep really like the hay we put up. So do the horses. Levi is very people friendly, comes up first for treats. Wish we had a saddle to ride him a little. But it's been so long since I've been on a horse, I'll probably fall off and hurt something else. But nice to know we have at least one that we could ride.
The mama duck has successfully kept all 12 ducklings alive. Hope I haven't jinxed her. They're easy to count, 3 x yellow ones, 4 x gray and white ones and 5 x black and white ones. Presume they have different papas :). She keeps them far away from me.
Salle called today. She's coming out next Wednesday to shear my sheep. Then she'll take my shears back with her to do hers. So I can probably arrange the vet to come take blood from them late next week. Then can have the necessary tests done and can sell the few I have on hold for Daron.
The White Chinese goose is still sitting on her nest. Hope she isn't sitting on duds. I didn't mark the calendar when she started, but it seems forever. At least she isn't hostile when I peak down at her and give her some grain. The sitting ducks on the other hand, fluff themselves up to be larger and hiss at me. Just giving you food, girls.
Wandas' little ewe-girl is so cute. She's much whiter than the others. Just heard the sheep start baa-ing, so went to check if anyone was here, to find said cutie lying in my rock garden. Nope, little girl, you need to stay in the sheep pen with your mama.
My bee sting on my inner knee is starting to go down. Still the size of a dinner plate, hot and hard, with little blisters forming all over it, but put some more Aspercream on in again this morning, and it's looking, and feeling a lot better. Was aching when I got up this morning. So much that I cancelled going strawberry picking with Jackie. Wonder if she went and how many she picked.