18
Jul
07

The grass is always greener…

 

Apparently our little farm and the critters who live there are having some “boundary” or should we call it “fencing” problems.  During the day our sheep rubbed on a gate, broke it, and proceeded to head to the yard (and herb garden) to graze (llama included).  Luckily two girls from the appraiser’s office in town saw them while they were out and about, got them back in, and called my mom to let her know what was going on.  Then, our neighbor lady came down and wired the gate shut until we could get home to fix it.  What a blessing to have such wonderful people who will help in a bind.  Dh and I both work an hour from home and would have had a really tough time getting home to get everyone situated.  On the way home I passed a lamb grazing in the ditch instead of the pasture so I honked and yelled at her to get back in, and she did.  Then at home we had a ewe lamb who had slipped through the pasture gate and gotten in with our three rams, but just couldn’t figure out how to get back out.  I got her in her proper place and discovered another hen had climbed into the backyard and been killed by our dog/dogs.  That make three hens we’ve lost!  My dh put up some temporary chicken wire up to deter them until we can run permanent chicken wire over the goat fencing.  Who would have thought the girls could squeeze through four inch fencing.  The grass is always greener on the other side!

Our chickens are laying fabulously.  Not sure why since their numbers are decreasing steadily, it’s really hot, and the roosters won’t leave them alone.  Either way we are grateful!

Tonight we are swimming in our pool no matter what!  We have a great pool we never seem to have time to use, so tonight it’s on.  We are in the upper 90s here and have still not turned our a/c on.  It’s starting to get a little too warm in the evenings, so we will see how soon we fold.  It’s been nice not having a huge electric bill, but it tends to make us cranky if it’s too hot inside. LOL

Have a great day!

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