I have a post called Growing up atheist and celebrating Christmas, in draft. Not sure if you really want to read that. After all, this is a homesteading blog, haha!
We went and picked up some more Milo for the cows. Husband and I's stress levels are so much better now with this find. We talked to the guy and he is going to go ahead and bring us out 10 more bales and we can do a payment plan with him. He is leasing the land the Milo is on, so it would make things easier on him, just to bring out a large order. We would have to miss 2 mortgage payments to be able to pay for the entire order at once. Yep, expensive, however the cheapest I found (plus super good stuff!)
These are the 3 remaining pups.
We haven't been actively searching for homes for the pups yet. As they are not yet fully weened. But since day one, people have been placing holds on these um, not very little, little guys. Turns out daddy is an Akita.
Husband and I went and did a bit of Christmas shopping. We do buy the boys a few items from the store. We were taken back a bit by the prices of some things. And could merely shake our heads at some of the toys. Apparently children no longer want to make the vroom vrooom noises when playing with their cars. Now I feel old.
I am working on making a wall mounted marble maze for the two youngest boys rooms. Medium and Small love marbles. I have some other simple things in the works. The boys will have lots of things to open this year. Mostly homemade.
I found 2 of my 3 roosters dead. At first I thought they might have torn each other up, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Yesterday I went out and found the 3rd rooster laying on the ground, barely moving. I scooped him up and put him in our porch/bunker and let him sit close to the fire. I couldn't get him to eat or drink, and he wouldn't stand. He had a bit of frostbite damage to his comb, but that isn't unusual. This morning his is moving around and being slightly disobedient. I think what is happening is that the hens are all crowding together for warmth, but the roosters sleep on the outside of the flock to keep watch. I have taken off the rabbit food diet that was suggested to bring about egg production again (still hasn' worked and it's been a month) and put them back on the high protein chicken mash.
Urth (cow) is in her back talking stage. How weird would it be if I spanked her for it?