Boy, first I complain because there’s no rain, and now, it seems, because there’s a lot of rain…some people are never satisfied! I DO really feel great that we are finally getting rain, believe me…It’s just that there’s so much to do that cannot be done in the rain. I have a long term pig feeder to install, which requires a drill and electricity, which isn’t really a good thing to do in the rain. I have fencing to put up, okay in rain, but not thunder and lightning! Yesterday, I took my electric fence charger down to the repair guy, thinking it was broken. It was fine…it was the hot wire leading from it to the fence which had come undone, which I discovered AFTER I was back from the 2 hours each way trip! In the rain…at least I wasn’t trying to work outdoors. Today, I was hoping to finish my outdoor work in the morning, and go to spinning in the afternoon, but the rain intervened, so now, I’ll be outdoors working this afternoon, thinking of my spinning friends, on the porch of Moose Mountain Lodge, looking out at the gorgeous vista while I haul green fence panels into the pig pasture, pound in t-posts, drill holes in a wooden panel to attach the feeder, and install it, and try to figure out how to install the long term nippled waterer as well…Wait a minute here! I should be grateful that I can DO all this, not complaining because I have to, right!? Right!
The goaties are peeking out from the big ol’ doghouse we dragged into their pasture last week just before a big rain. They find it far superior to standing out in the rain:
That’s Violet and Daisy showing. Undoubtedly, Rosie is deep within, unable to get her head out to see what’s going on with the strange woman with the camera.
And the piggles, Gloria and Evie (named after my mother’s two blond cousins, a dim memory from when I was a child( the third to arrive soon, Dottie, the other cousin…who darker than the two blonds, was easier to tell apart, for a child who saw them only a couple of times a year.) are also sheltering from the wet stuff:
The third who is to come next week is a tamworth; the two already here are yorkshire/gloucester old spot, something else cross…I was hoping for a berkshire as well, but my friend, Lucas’ berkies don’t seem to be interested in being pregnant, or are taking their sweet time…so probably not this year.
While inside waiting for the rain to stop, I thought I’d show you one of two flowers from the cactus Suzie gave me. No idea what it is called. Probably ought to ask her…and then remember what she tells me. It is quite spectacular:
Hmm…it appears to be clearing…one last photo…of the two rams I used last year. Both are to be sold this year, hopefully. The two horned guy is great, but I’ve used him for two years, so it is time to move on. The four horned guy was not a good match for my ewes. He’s a nice ram, but the results, with my ewes, was disappointing. So, he will be sold as well. That means I need to find another ram, not always the easiest of tasks.
Okay, now it really has stopped raining, though the sun hasn’t come out again, so I’m not sure the clearing is for long. The sheep are having a fit…must want more food or something. So, I need to go out there. Have a great day.