Fetched a whole lot of free windows, glass doors, screens and some bales of straw from Nashville (the little Michigan village, not the capital of Tennessee).
Think I may have enough to build my greenhouse.
The cold snap we are experiencing seems to have had an immediate effect on our chickens laying habits ! Think I may have found just under 2 dozen today.
Put the electric blanket and flannel sheets back onto our bed. DH hates climbing between cold sheets so I've been falling asleep on his side of the bed and then scooting over to my side when he comes to bed in the wee hours. Means I wake so with the dual control under-blanket I can switch his side on for him and he has a warm bed after a hard days work.
The calves are doing well, and I got Bambi in for milking by myself this morning without having to use Mabel as bait. She still pooped and pee'd in the stall, so I had a long clean up, but at least she didn't poop on me like she did yesterday.
Gave the calves some grain, but they've settled in well with Bambi and Mabel. The sheep still climb into the feeder which is problematic as they pee and poop on the hay, but I put Rosco in with the other sheep today as Bambi just wants to take him out ! Funny to watch her cornering him yesterday. Mama is very protective of her calf.
Went out and pulled some of those nasty horse nettle weeds from the pasture this afternoon. They have yellow berries to spread their seed, plus the grow from roots so plowing and disc-ing doesn't work to eradicate them, it actually spreads it further as each root piece growa into a new plant. It's poisonous for all the animals on the farm and I'm concerned about it's effects if baled up with the hay.