Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Its a long day

This being a crazy time of year for us we have been having pretty long working days. Luckily the nice weather has allowed most of that work to be outside so far this week. For the past two days Ann and I have been working on putting up electric fencing for our chickens and the sheep. The chicken fence is complete but despite repeat attempts the chickens seem to not be bothered by the electric fence. They are smart and get a good run at it and just shoot right through. So despite many hours of work the fence will again be getting more work in the next day or two.
The fence for the sheep has been underway for a while now. Last week we started by drilling some holes in the ground (with the tractor) and setting posts in the ground. Now this week finally all the wire is up and the fence is ready to be tightened into place. The fence for the sheep is a perminent fence that has different sections so that they can rotated to different place.
We also have done a small amount of planting so far which includes, kale, leeks, peas, radishes, and lettuce. Hopefully the weather will remain warm and we can get things growing.
I almost forgot we also got a few more chicks yesterday and they are very cute. They are only a day old and very small but they will grow quickly and soon be outside. The goslings are growing very quickly as well and were just moved outside on Monday where they are in one of our moveable shelters.
I think that's all for now, off to another long day!!

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