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    03-03-2012, 04:35 PM
Green Broke
Yes, but they may charge more-check it out first. If you are a regular customer at a yarn shop, can you put some items in on consignment?
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    03-03-2012, 04:45 PM
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Today I should have stayed in bed. Last night when I went to shut the birds up should have been an indication as the ducks were out of their pen.

I was on my own, Em was away at a wedding and Milly has broken her leg and is as much use as a chocolate fireguard.

This last two weeks haven't done a lot with the horses as they have been coughing due to a virus so was just going to turn them all out.

First thing I let the birds out. We have several large pens as we breed different varieties. Turkeys, chicken and ducks.
Fed all 17 horses, they all come in at night. Changed indoor rugs for outdoor on those that wear them.

Put hay out in the paddocks. Turn the horses out. So far so good. Lovely day, forecast was heavy showers but sun was out and quite warm.

I gather a load of cable ties to go mend the fence which has been cut with the strimmer last summer and now the grass is dead darn ducks are doing a mass escape.
Ducks are still in the right pen. I start tying the wire where it is broken. I had my kneeling pads on but the ground is wet and soon it is seeping through the pads. Go get a polythene feed sack.
The rooster who lives in that pen is following me curiously, he pecks at the ties and tries one after another.
I am about halfway along the stretch. All of a sudden the rooster dives under me - he is friendly as a rule but not usually that close! I then realise that the new Maran rooster has come through the adjoining fence and is on the attack. I get scratches and spurred s I grab the intruder. As I try to get up, holding intruder in both hands the other bird takes revenge. More blood.
Put intruder back, get cable ties to fix the wire. By the time I have finished the ducks are going out through a hole further along the part fixed fence.
Round ducks up. Finish fence.
Darn me if another rooster a little Araucana is in the duck pen.
Now, with fowl little equals fast. Up and down the fence we go, he is faster than me and I refuse to dive at him.
Go get the Labrador. Point out the bird and in less than two seconds she has him caught. Chuck him over the fence and fix that one.
By this time best part of the morning has gone.
Mechanic arrives to do the brakes on my truck.
Start mucking out.
Friend phones to say he will pick up the last six lambs for slaughter. Go out to bring them in only to find the six have got in with the rest of the flock. No problems, bring them all in and the sort.
Two dogs, my old Border Collie and GSD.
All goes well sheep coming in nice and steady. Then the young horses decide it is fun to scatter them all. Regather and finally get them all into the loose area of the barn where the young horses are loose at night,

Get some hurdles and make a pen in the aisle. Get all sheep into pen and close it tighter.
Manage to get the six lambs out into the barn. Release the other to go back out.

Now, anyone who has dealt with sheep will know that they are forever peeing and pooping and sheep poop is sticky and slick.

I remove the pen which was in the middle of the aisle and erect it by the little door where Dave can back the trailer up to it. All is fine until one decides to double back. I grab and it (being nearly as big as its mother) tows me down the aisle. I almost had it when my feet hit the wet and slippery where the others had been. I went flat on my back and the other five gallop over me.
Call the GSD, she soon drives them into the pen.
Load sheep, make a hot drink for all and grab a sandwich. Well past breakfast and lunch.

I still have to finish the mucking out but decide to take the dogs for a walk. (12 of them)
Return to finish the barns.
Finally got the lot done. Grab another drink and start bringing the horses in.

Go feed the dogs.

Back down to shut the now in their own enclosures, birds up and feed.

Put some pasta on to cook. GSD missing. I had probably shut her in the barn or one of the pens. Can't find her. Call and whistle, no return.
Here some banging and scrabbling, one of the youngsters is cast. Get a couple of ropes and haul him back over. He has about 30' x 40' to roll yet he is always getting cast! He lies still whilst I hook ropes round his legs and relaxed when I pull only moving when he is coming over. He gets up and wanders off.
Don't know where GSD was but she appears.
As I walk back so I hear the fire alarm going off. Pasta has boiled dry and is burning to the bottom of the pan. Even the Lab refuses to lick it out when it was cooled off.
So, resort to scrambles eggs.

To tomorrow is another day.
Nine likes this.
    03-03-2012, 05:26 PM
Green Broke
Sounds like a rough day-sorry so much went bad.
    03-03-2012, 05:59 PM
Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
Yes, but they may charge more-check it out first. If you are a regular customer at a yarn shop, can you put some items in on consignment?
I buy my yarn either from Micheals or Walmart
    03-03-2012, 06:02 PM
Too bad you had such a bad night Fox Hunter
I did too My husband went to help his mom last night
Because she was up pacing all night he came home at 5 am
    03-03-2012, 07:32 PM
Super Moderator
Foxhunter, I have had those days. I know how you feel. I spent the day gardening as well and got my knees all dirty and wet then I helped husband reset some posts but now.... NOW!!!

Shishkabobs are on the grill and FOOTLOOSE IS ON THE TV!!!!!
    03-03-2012, 09:14 PM
Yea I had that day, last night
Just finished dinner
Now relaxing
    03-03-2012, 09:32 PM
Super Moderator
Omigosh... Dinner was yummilishish! I was a regular Betty Homemaker today! Not only did I vaccuum the crap out of the living room (although you can't tell anymore) but I did laundry, dishes, grocery shopped, repotted my roses, weeded my gardens, soaked my horses foot twice, helped husband fix fence but I also made the best steak and chicken with zuccini and squash, basted in a garlic and pepper butter. Oh yum. I made beens w/ almonds and then some pasta salad... and garlic bread... oh yeah baby!

Then I watched footloose! Did I mention footloose is on? I must tell the story of footloose...

You see, I have 3 brothers and when we lived in Germany big brother was given the role of king poop. Yes, not only did they give him the maids quarters (the base housing we lived in used to be the Colonols quarters which at that time had actually become real houses - we were in a stairwell) anyway, back in the day they had maids. So in the hall w/ it's own key and bathroom was the big brothers room, but that's beside the fact... here is where we are...

Big brother got to go watch the movies before anyone else and if he felt they were appropriate... little sister got to watch. He nixed footloose! He said it was not appropriate! I lived in a foreign country where I had to watch ONE television channel and I had ONE radio station and he nixed footloose! SO... When my and my friend earned enough money for our girl scout cookie sales... we headed off to London. 2 fourteen year olds w/ no supervision! Whoohoo! (the brownie troop that we went with was supposed to chaperone but they didn't care about us!)

SO... In London they were selling Footloose! YEAHBABY! I bought it for like 5 lbs I think... and that was back when the dollar was all-mighty. So anyway, I get home and I'm ready to stickk it to big brother because I'm going to watch it and it turns out.... I bought a Beta tape... and we had VHS... SO... I didn't get to see Footloose until sometime after I graduated high school so now every time it is on I go nuts! That's my sad abused story....
    03-03-2012, 10:18 PM
Farm Pony
Your dinner sounds wonderful
Hope you have a relaxing evening
    03-04-2012, 01:56 AM
Foxhunter, Im sorry you had such a day, but I wish someone had filmed it....sounds too comical to happen to one person!

Farmpony, I LOVE Footloose! And Im so jealous that you have decent enough weather to garden. I have primroses id love to get in the ground but it just keeps snowing each morning.

Well, the horse search is not really going as I had hoped. Decided the boy I saw yesterday isnt the best fit. And the guy I had my hopes up for and was seeing tomorrow ended up with an abcess on his foot, so can't go see him for a few days. I know that's common, just bummed, and wondering if the process goes like this for everyone?

Good day though, my trailer is now parked in my driveway, my truck has no problem pulling it. Its beautiful and Im pretty pleased.

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