- Four feeding buckets, three for goat minerals, and one for feeding my milking doe.
- Feed: 50lb bag of oats, 50lb bag of barley, 50lb bag of protein feed, 50lb bag of goat minerals, 50lb bag of 'silent herder' (whatever THAT is)....oh and a 50lb bag of layer feed for my chickens. (DID I MENTION MY BACK HURTS?)
- Install a swinging wooden gate to get in and out of Goat World
- Fill the shelter with dirt (not done yet, ribs really ruining my wheelbarrow experience)
- Sweep out the existing old shed and try not to give myself Huntavirus in the process....
- Order milking equipment, since NOT ONE store locally carries stainless steel milking buckets or milk strainers? really??
Anyways....you get the idea. It's alot of work! And we still haven't even brought them home from the farm yet!
In the meantime, Ed (and our bass-thumping buddy Joe) decided that he would like to raise some meat-birds this summer. After researching chickens used for meat, I ordered us 25 Cornish Cross birds that are set to arrive the second week of June through the mail! The birds grow quickly and will be ready to be processed, or killed for meat, after 8-12 weeks. That should be QUITE the experience for Ed and Joe. They seem really excited about it!
Along with the boys' meatbirds, I ordered myself some new baby Buff Orpingtons and a rooster as well. I refuse to let the skunk defeat my flock! We have never gotten baby chicks in the summer time, and I hope to keep them under the heat lamp very little because of the warmer weather. Although only time will tell how warm it will actually be....
Well, I better get going on my trip to town (it takes about 30 minutes to get to civilization from our driveway) and doctor visit.
Wish me luck with a quick healing, and forgive me for taking so long to slow down to a liveable pace.
Hugs from me and kisses from the dogs~Katie