Wednesday, March 28, 2007

So Glad Its Dark!!



I have been going since 6am this morning. After feeding and milking I soaked and scrubbed all 3 of the goats hooves! They got pedicures and all enjoyed them except Diva. She did not want me to soak or scrubbed her hooves so I gave her a snack to occupy her. William saw beginning signs of hoof rot so I wanted to nip it in the bud before it developed. After their pedicure I treated their hooves with some stuff the feed store owner's sister recommended. She's a vet. I can't remember the name at the moment. After their treatment I raked all the hay they had scattered and stomped in their pen. Got the whole pen raked and then burnt the old hay. Put down fresh straw in the stalls and sprayed for flies. Moved on to the chicken and duck pens. Raked them and burnt all their straw. Bleached and refiled all the water buckets, bleached the roosting poles. Bleached the nesting boxes and put in fresh straw. Have 3 hens sitting on eggs but they love stealing eggs from each other so have to divide them back out so one hen isn't trying to cover all the eggs. I set out more tomato plants. Weeded the cabbage and lettuce. I picked some lettuce for a salad for supper. Made a trip to the post office to mail out some packages. Caught the last of my teen roosters. They are going to be dinner for some families down the road when they get a little bigger. Gave Diva her vitamin E. Making sure she is healthy and happy when its time for the babies. Did 2 loads of laundry. I really need to get my washtubs and hand crank wringer back out. Thats how I do laundry in warm weather and its been warm here lately. I started on the camper but only did the bathroom. Decided to take it one room at a time. Got all the trash out of the dodge van so I can haul it off tomorrow with the other trash. Mixed up some miracle grow and watered all the grape vines, flower and veggie beds. I came in when it got too dark to work outside. I just love being outside all day! Now I really need to dust and vacuum the living room. I hope each of you are enjoying your day.Don't let it pass by while you are watching TV, playing on the computer or just doing nothing. Live each day to the fullest! We only have today for so many hours and then its gone. When your today is gone will you be happy with what you did with it?

12 comments:

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

your a busy bee peggy, a busy little bee indeed..

Greeneyes said...

what a wonderful place you have with all your animals , I would love living there , you have a great blog and I have read back a great deal , (Happy Belated Birthday) and the bunny ears on all the goats is pricelss. You are very busy ,love reading all about it , take care.

greeneyes

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Seldom Seen Acres said...

Sounds like you had a very busy daay. I also love being able to be outside working in the yard or barn all day. I was just looking back on you pictures, Ms. Diva has such a pretty face and I also like Nitro's. I love nubians they are so sweet!

Marci said...

WOW... you are busier than a one armed paper hanger. Sounds like you enjoy it though.

Did you burn all the hay you raked out for a purpose? Have you ever composted it for your garden?

Dupa Jasia said...

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Lady Laurie said...

Your garden looks great, and your words of advice are so true ~ living each day to its fullest!
Sending Hugs!

Rosa said...

Lordy Peggy. You have so much to do, always! It's always a joy to visit your peacable kingdom. Your flock is so well cared for. I know I couldn't do it all. It's always so wonderful to visit you. When you said "weekend" in your comment, I thought, WHAT is today??? I thought it was only Wednesday. I'm glad you set me straight!! Missed you! xoxo

meggie said...

I cant keep that hectic pace! But you are right, & I try to enjoy each day fully- even the ones with worries in them.
Love your blog, & that you share it with us.

PEA said...

You do more in one day than I do in a month! Sheesh! Having animals certainly does keep you busy but I can tell how much you love it:-) Your animals are so lucky to have you!! xox

Mary said...

Peggy you are certainly a very special woman - I hope all you give to others, both human and animal, is returned to you threefold. How lucky your mixed flock is to be cared for so lovingly. Glad you at least take a little time for yourself - such as when you read a wonderful book such as the one described.
I love to read your stories - please keep them coming for us who still dream of living the farm life!
~ Mary ~

Donna said...

Loved seeing your garden pictures. I agree with the other posters, you get so much done each day...you should have your on tv show! I think we would all watch it!