good AM, one cuppa down.. I have eaten coon many times.. If you are planning on doing one, make sure you trim off ALL the fat that you can see or even imagine you see.. from there on, you par boil it and get any missed fat off.. then you are good to go.. slow cook it .. we like to make BBQ out of it.. My Mom cooked one up once for all her neighbors to enjoy.. none of them had ever eaten coon before.. she pulled me aside and asked me how it tasted etc.. I said it was very good.. then she told me that she didn't think that one coon was going to be enough for all the people, so she added a porcupine in with it.. the guests were never told that..
the tractor project is on hold until Friday.. then my personal mechanic is coming here to look at the project.. I cannot order an overhaul kit until after he has it all torn apart and we see if the crank has to be resized.. the bearings are available in 4 sizes..standard,, .010,,, .020,,, .030...
no word on the pump shaft yet.. the new fitting is a bit more bulky than the old one was.. I am very limited on "swing" room, I might have to rework either the fitting or the tractor grill.. or both..
I have to get a neighbor here to lift my loader off the tractor..
Yesterday the turkey in the roll of wire hatched out 2 poults.. we caught the babies and she flew away.. we put the babies into the temporarily empty lean to pen and she went in.. they should be a little more safe in there.. I was going to put the oversized goslings in there.. I will put them in there and see how they all get along.. I have 4 other poults in the TV.. I was going to give them to the turkey, but Annie says it won't work..
the lady who is coming for the puppy on Sat,. now wants BOTH puppies.. I really wanted to keep one of them.. we want to skip the next time Nora comes into heat.. February will be the next time after that.. In the meantime Annie told me to look for a non-related male to buy..
somebody mentioned integrating a sand point into the house well.. legally it shouldn't be done. especially if the house well is a drilled well with a casing.. and if you have city water in the house, do not attempt it at all.. in many places, if you had a well and they bring in city water, the well has to be filled with concrete.. contamination is what they are concerned with.. you do not want to be found to be the contaminating source for the city water works,.
you will be fined and sued until you have nothing left,, also if you have a well within the house, keep it a secret.. they will make you drill a new well outside and cap off the interior one..
I am picking up 40 guinea eggs from Marlene this afternoon.. then I am giving a dozen of them to Jordan, the new poultry kid.. 11 yrs old..
In one TV I have 4 poults and 3 peacocks ,, I have 18 keets in the other TV.. all of these babies have to go outside asap.. they stink really fast after they are a couple of days old..
I have several turkeys in one pen that are a month old, and some even older.. I will try to add the turkeys and peachicks to that pen and see how they get along.. otherwise I have to set up the other pen with a brooder .. Ahhhh projects,, how would we ever get along without them ??
I got rid of 5 Delaware pullets,(I hope) yesterday.. they are so hard to sex at that awkward age.
I have another woman interested in buying a small flock.. like 6 pullets and a roo.. I will try to talk her into the Barred Rocks..