Saturday, September 06, 2008
Time to Clean Up
Hanna has come and gone. She left some limbs, branches, etc to clean up but over all everything is fine. The worst of it was between 5am and 7am. Fed all the animals but decided to wait till the worst of the wind had passed before trying to milk. The goats didn't seem to mind the wait. I checked on all the animals every hour during the night and all were safe and dry. Well except the ducks and geese who were having pool parties. They loved it. And Harry and Harry the polish toppers that don't seem to have a brain. They roost on top of the chicken pen even in storms. They won't go inside the chicken house. They won't roost in trees. They stay out in the middle of a storm looking like drowned rats. All the others had a safe dry night. We didn't loose electric though others in the area did. I think all your prayers and good thoughts made this a easy storm for us.
As the rain started falling and the winds started blowing I took a few photos.
Before Hanna got here I had a young couple come to get goat milk for a baby squirrel. They found it on the ground and couldn't find a nest to put it back. They really want to try and help it so I gave them some milk and what little advice I could. When I went out to the soap building to get a business card for them I was shocked but so proud to see Lady, Tramp and Sheba just laying in the corner of the dog lot. Why? Well Fred the turkey, John Henry the rooster and 3 hens had decided to go in the dog lot. They were walking around checking things out and the dogs didn't even bark. This is wonderful as all 3 dogs have chased and killed chickens before. They usually go crazy if a chicken even gets close to the fence. They got a cookie and some loving before I got the dumb poultry out of there.