With the weather so cold Friday and Saturday my water source for the cattle stock tank froze. Nothing like filling 5 gallon pails in the bathtub and hauling them out like a thousand times. Today the line is fixed, WHEW! While I don't mind hauling buckets I REALLY did not want to spend the rest of the winter doing it. I am not a youngin like I used to be.
I managed to find a way to alleviate my problem of abundant eggs. My BIL brings them to work with him and sells them to his coworkers. So far I have off loaded 22 dozen with the future looking bright.
Bogtown-sorry to hear your lovelies are dealing with mites!! Hope things turn around soon! How do you rid the coop of them?
Hey Rhetts! The whole water hauling thing is enough to make you want to quit farming. LOL. OMGosh. What a pain for you. Hope it doesn't happen too often to you.
Good for you on making a little extra on the eggs. fantastic!
I will have to clean it all out. I'll also bring in the shop vac. Then I need to dust the corners either with Sevin Garden dust (which I don't like using because of the bees) or spray down the wood in there with Neem Oil. I might just do that. I'm suspicious that DE doesn't work. Or the big bag of substandard grade that I have doesn't work. Quite honestly I will wait to do this clean out after the second treatment. A couple days after. If anything climbs onto those birds they will die right now anyways. It is not an easy chore in the winter to get this coop cleaned up. Ugh.
So so gross. I'm confident though that I will prevail. LOL.
Merry Christmas to each of you. I have been running my tush down (I Wish) with end-of-the-year business books, Christmas Merry, and hibernating (not so much of this). Hope each of you are doing well. I am not going to read all the posts between then and now - too much time and still too busy. But I have missed reading about you. Gonna go clean the coop and gather a few eggs (four a day consistently now.) Missed you!
Ivie: I've been wonderin' about ya. I knew you were probably a busy Christmas Momma...runnin' around. I've got a ton to do this week...everything seems to come to a head and all I want to do is hunker down and not do any of it. Looking forward to our Christmas Even gathering though...and I don't want to embarrass myself with a dirty house so will get on it.