Well, Friday, already? Wow! Got quite a bit accomplished this week. We changed the window in Miss Snow's stall, she's the only horse that's messed with it 14 years but she was really working on getting into trouble. So, window is out and cattle panel mesh is in. That'll save her from herself.
Working on a new, small chicken coop for the Salmon Faverolle chicks I bought. They're too stupid to live so can't go out free ranging with the others. I've got 5 that survived out of 10 ordered, so already down 50%. Building them a small coop so we can keep them in while we let others out, then let them into the enclosed run should keep at least a couple of them alive to maturity, which for my experience is a bonus. For now, all the youngsters will all go in it, then get integrated into the "big girls" coop once they're big enough, but they're fast outgrowing their brooder pens.
Got Honey Boo Boo bred last week and waiting on a preg check date, this week breeding Goldie and she'll get checked about 10 days behind Boo. Both foals are already spoken for, so net gain in horses here = 0. I've sold Boo, her foal, Goldie's foal, Kokopelli (Joker) and Twoey. Mort is at the trainer's getting started and will be sold soon as he's ready to go. I'm going to miss that little mischief! Miss Snow will go to the trainer to get fitted for Pinto World's (hoping that doesn't get cancelled) in June. She's already entered so all we gotta do is brush her up on her stand up and manners. Skippy is a happy boy, been breeding mares and flirting with others. Dolly has turned into Snow's "babysitter". Snow was raised in a show barn and knows nothing of how to be a horse, doesn't know to roll in the pasture. She's learning.
Whacked my hair off REAL short, don't know how long all this lockdown is going to last, so I didn't want to have to mess with it. I hate sweat running in my eyes from long bangs, so CHOP, they're gone. And it's feeling like summer down here already, so I think I'm going to be really glad I did that.
Weekend? Keep teasing mares, breeding the ones that are in and keeping the ones who aren't under lights. Spraying pasture, checking fence and probably the first mow of the season.
Dinner tonight? Not sure. I'm thinking chicken & dumplings but they may be more like work than I want to get involved in. We'll see.
Gotta start my "Victory Garden" this weekend. Going to put some common veggies in so we don't have to go to town. They always taste better anyhow.
Oh, DH scored a a pak of TP at the store the other day. He said, "I could only get a 4 pak.". I said, "A 4 pak beats a NO pak any day.". We're doing ok on supplies. Food, we're good for quite a while. Even if we run out of potatoes and can't get anymore, we have a lot of rice and use a lot more rice than potatoes anyhow. I have everything I need to bake bread and have cooked up some roast and some Tri Tip and sliced it up for lunch meat. We also have a big spiral cut ham to cut up into lunch meat. We'll do fine.
Had to take a break from typing, the NOAA weather radio went off and alerted to a severe storm headed our way, so had to go put the horses in the barn. Everyone is all tucked in and safe. Not thrilled of course, they'd rather be outside playing and grazing but I can't think how guilty I'd feel having perfectly good barns, if someone got hit by lightning.