Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Hot enough...

It was probably the coolest day in a week or so. Still 80's but nice breeze. After usual animal chores I mowed. That led to digging thistles. One got away last year or birds dropped seeds or etc. Now I have dozens. I only dug one pasture/lot today but lost count after 25 plants. LN's steer helped me by dogging my tracks. I went into the shade of a tree and so did he. Kinda a big puppy dog.
When LN came home I switched to help her mode. We needed to seperate her hogs to keep weighs controlled. That is a stair step project. First idea didn't work nor second so we moved to third choice. It involved changing gates, chains, feeders, waterers, etc. Nothing is easy around here. We turned both hogs outside to stay out of our way. Forgot the steer was outside which since we were cleaning his pen was a puzzle. 

They only have a gate between their pens  but have not been outside together before. The hogs were snorting and racing around him. He did not appear to be a fan of theirs.

He blew snot on them and head butted them . I laughed but LN was not amused. She made me rescue them by bringing them inside where they created mischief helping us set up the new pen. 
When all was clean and ready I put the curious gilt in the new pen and closed her gate. The barrow went beside her into the old pen. A see through gate is between them. She threw a fit. 
We messed around another half hour putting everything away and filling the water barrel. It took that long for her to calm down.
Such a diva!


  1. Animals sure do add a lot of life to a place, don't they? Liked this post and pictures of your every day life!

    1. MamaPea animals are fun but drive you crazy at the same time. Keeps you humble too.