It’s official. Zucker is 99% back to his ‘ Old Self ‘ - and I am having to fight for my spot in the bed every night - once again.
One other official note - sadly - is our count of hens now being down to only 8 layers. This lady became egg bound. After 4 days - we gave up. No improvement. And the situation was not helping my work load - to say the least.
I’m thinking very seriously about toughing it out this year - and caving to getting a Roo. We’re down to an average of only 3-5 eggs per day.
As for progress around the property - we’ve been taking advantage of the weather - as well as the weather conditions. Sometimes - odd can be good.
I’ve been able to let The Girls range and head for their favorite place under the wood shop - where they can take dirt baths in something loose and sandy! Right now - they’re finding quite a few baby slugs in the grassy areas. “ Hmmm….. “
Between filling ‘ The Hole ‘ with burnable debris ( we refuse to burn anything containing chemicals ) - and clearing a fence line - there’s been plenty for a good old-fashioned Texas A&M Aggie Bonfire!
No. We didn’t get around to piling it all up and inviting the crowd up here. ( Personally - I’m not so sure folks around here could handle the excitement. )
But Hubs has been able to get the piles out on the pasture burned down.
And most of everything is gone in ‘ The Hole. ‘
Burning was easy. The ground is soaked. And there was water in ‘ The Hole ‘ about a couple feet deep.
The last of these should be gone by Sunday. But there remains about a third of the fence line needing to be cleared. One thing that keeps us from worrying is - the job will be done. One way or another - we will get it done.
The inside of the house may turn upside down if I have to go out and help. And we may eat a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches for supper. But it will get done! And one other true fact we can always count on…
There will always be a fight with splinters. Some still manage to get through the leather gloves.