Yes, I am back. Do not send out the cavalry. I am still alive and kicking. We have just been busy. Which is good. Let me try to update you on what has happened around here.
The weather has finally broke to warmer temps. Which is good, we had two more calves being born. We think one is a bull, and the other is a heifer. We are not 100% sure because we leave the mommies alone with them for a few days. They get kind of grumpy when we try to get close to their new baby. We got to watch one of them being born. Three minutes flat! Now that's pushing! The other one just showed up one morning. We keep the bull in with the cows. We found that we lose less breeding opportunities that way. We have lost less babies from weather than from the cow just not coming into heat when the bull was with her.
We also have been working on the house. Hubby is in the process of wiring it. Almost done with the electric. I had to figure out were all the appliances and lights were going to go. That was fun. I could imagine how everything was going to look. I can hardly wait!
Another thing that we have decided to do is downsize our "herd" of chickens. (I know it's suppose to be a flock, but I like "herd of chickens" better.) We have 26 now. Way to many. We could sell the eggs and all, but we would never get our money back, let alone make some. So we decided to just keep about 6 hens and a rooster. Just enough for us. And if we do have extra, GIVE the eggs away to family and friends. It doesn't pay to have a bunch of chickens through out the winter. We are getting eggs, but not like if it was warmer. I don't think they like the cold weather. lol.
Oh, and talking about cold weather, has anyone seen the news about the lizards in Florida. The news said that these lizards, about the size of a small iguana, were falling out of the trees because they were cold. Once their body temperature got below forty degrees, they would become paralyzed and just fall out of the trees. They showed this little girl picking them up and putting them in boxes and bringing them into the house. Then, they would get warm and jump out of the box and go running around the house. My dad, being the cleaver man that he is, said,"Looks like they have a reptile dysfunction." I about died laughing at him.
Hopefully things will get back on track around here and I can start getting my normal things done.
So until next time......
Small Farm Girl, back in the saddle.