Poor thing she looks awful!
Most of them are done moulting for the year.
They say I am Broody..
I am Not Broody I am just kicking back and relaxin'
Ready for the cold stuff...I think...
Kara's newest drawing.
Soil Test Finally Done!
Today was the 1st day of Youth Deer Hunting season. Its only one weekend so today and tomorrow Kara will be hunting. Her and Kyle saw one little 3 point buck that use to be a 6 but had been in a fight. They are hoping to see more tomorrow.
I finally after being here over a year got the soil test in to be sent off.. The basic is to check levels and see what the pasture may need. But I also tested for Iron,Copper and Sulfur. Since I have been dealing with such a severe copper deficiency in the goats I am hoping this will help me out a little. It is always a good idea if your animals are not dry-lotted to get a soil test done and see just where you are at and what else your animals may need mineral wise especially... It will take me a while to figure it all out probably and change what needs to be changed but I will get there eventually..
Oh and for the record Does Anyone know how hard it is to get a small box of dirt off a hill that is 99.9% rock??? I was looking for molehills as they seem to be able to find the dirt here! I keep meaning to take a picture where they are digging on our hill for new water lines. I honestly don't know how they did it without blowing anything up. There is no more than 12-18 inches of rocky dirt on top of almost solid rock! How we grow anything here amazes me. But it growing and I am adding to the dirt almost daily with wasted hay,bedding and compost..
So we have been working on getting everything winterized as I am sure I have mention before( I tend to repeat myself).. Anyway we got the chickens taken care of and as soon as Lucian goes home the goats will be situated into the winter plan.. But I am still not sure about the water.. Electric livestock water heaters can run up the electric bill so easily. I did see an example of the solar water heaters for livestock in I think the Mother Earth email... In the real cold weather I move the water into the barn then pack hay and bedding around them it usually keeps them from freezing completely.They still get a good layer of ice that we have to break a few times a day depending on how cold it is. The solar idea seems simple enough and so now the wheels are turning to see what I can come up with... If I figure out something you all know I will blog about it.. Oh I think I just got an idea for at least one...
Okay thats it for tonight!Have a good night all!