It is official, I am so tired. And I am not functioning too well today. The boys are on Spring Break, and I would love to sleep in.
My husband is almost done turning over the potato bed. I know I claimed a square footage of 1,200, but I was wrong. Very very wrong. Turns out that is is actually 5,000 sq ft.
The goose are now too big for the brooder, so yesterday I cleaned the nursery and they will be going out there today. I also cleaned the chicken coop. Smelled like something died in there, but I couldn't find the source. I have sent the check out for the bees, we are getting 2 hives and our good neighbor 1. Speaking of the good neighbor, we have been watching him till up 1/2 his land. He plans on growing his own feed. There is no way we can on the amount of land we have a available with the cows, but I plan on sharing my garden with them, at least growing treats for them like beets and sunflowers.
Still no new calf. But Edie is very mooooo'dy. She has no time for scratches these past few days. It's let me in the stanchion, do your thing, let me eat, and gone. Mama is relaxing a bit more, and Uma is allowing us to touch her. She was licking my husbands face yesterday. She is now comfortable enough with us that she is trying to get us to play. And even though she is a tiny thing, compatibly for a cow, she can still knock you down rather easily. Now that she can be approached, it is time to begin the halter breaking. My oldest has volunteered to do this. I will be sure to get a video of him being dragged through the fields to share we you. You can bring the popcorn. Mine won't be ready until the end of summer.
Tomorrow we are having a birthday party for my husband. I have been saving banny eggs to marble for this feast. However, the other day I walked into the house after milking and my 4 year old immediately informs me that the middle son has broken some eggs. This has happened before. I asked where the eggs were and went into the fridge to see just how many had been broken. All my egg cartons were gone. That's when a very angry mom got the 2 very scared boys to show me where the eggs had gone off to. The bathtub was covered in 72 banny and standard sized eggs, all were broken. I had to walk out of the house as t not say or do something I might later regret, I was livid. Do you know how long it takes to get that many banny eggs out of 8 hens? Now the boys have to earn their suppers by working with our food suppliers, be it garden, chickens, geese, or cows. They will learn to respect their food, that is after I made them clean the mess up themselves.
Those of you coming tomorrow, remember sides dishes, and we will see you then. Everyone else, have a great weekend. I might be able to take a nap.