|Esmeralda, and Ali Baba|
This is how my day went:
I ask Madeline to do a few things for me while I was at work. You know the usual household stuff: do the dishes, the garbage should be hauled out to the burning barrel. Dad is going to get you some water, so could you do up a few loads of laundry (she still isn't done those few loads....). Also clean the bathroom. Yeah I am also going to vacuum and wash the floors. I should have vacuumed the bathroom floor yesterday. No worries I say, do them today. Oh, and when the Jerseys and the sheep come up lock them all in the corral. 'K I can do that.
So, I go to work, put my time in there, no worries. Come home. Ah, good girl, she has the sheep and the jerseys locked up. Need to separate a few babies from their mamas. Maddie and I should be able handle this. No worries.
Walk in the house. Ma, Shirley wants you to phone her back.'K. I wanted to get my walk in as soon as I got home,. Well I should return Shirley's phone call. 'K. So I end up talking to the neighbour lady for almost an hour. The Hunderrites (is that how you spell that?) are coming to the Ag Hall tomorrow, did you want me to get you some more chickens? I got a phone from Anne, and put my order in. The kids are going to go for me tomorrow. Hey, If I am stuck with combining and what not, would it be ok for the kids to grab mine? Yeah no worries.
Barely off of the phone, and the husband phones. 'K. So I visited with him for a few minutes. It is now well after 3. Still want to go for my walk. He tells me before he went to go combining for his boss, he was out cutting down a dead standing spruce tree and his chain saw somehow got binded in the tree. Really I don't know how he did it. I guess it is one those incidents of gotta see it to believe it. After twenty minutes he says 'k I will let you go for your walk. No worries.
Madeline I head out to the corrals. First before we go on our walk, lets separate the lambs and Spook. Well in no time we had that done. That was easy. Used my pea fences to put across the panel gate so the lambs wouldn't escape. No worries.
Go for the mile walk. Come back thru the barnyard. And the lambs had crawled under the plank fence, where there is busted plank. 'K. We will use my other pea fences to put across there, and we can get the sheep back in. No worries.
That didn't work. They ended up going under the barb-wire gate, back to their mamas. (Those are the mamas in the above photo) I hate those gates. No worries. Just lock them all up again tomorrow. What about Spook, she has no water. She'll be fine until dad comes home, and than we will go out to the culvert field and bring back, the black water trough. No worries.
Well now it is 7.45 pm. Let's go bring in the girls, and we can get Annie into the barn and start training her to be a milk cow. Get down to the barn with the milk pail in hand. We get the lights on, and the milking stall already. Walk out the west end door of the barn, and realised we had another jail break. Spook got out of the corrals. No worries. We just bring the whole lot of them up from the field.
First we need some bait. Sure we will grab a 5 gallon bucket of rolled oats. Did that work? Hell no! Madeline jumped on her horse bareback and rode off. I brought home the milk pail empty. We will try this all again tomorrow. No worries. Pin It