Hi all! I have been trying to keep up, but with finals things here have been insane. I love reading about all the hatches going on!! Way cool. I am so far behind I don't think I can make all the comments I would like to. Welcome to the new ones!!
I have been keeping pretty busy around here, my dad insisted on hooking up my auto watering cups, I am a girl after all and totally not allowed to touch tools. Let's just say I will be re-doing it as soon as finals are over. Not that I don't appreciate the help and effort he put into it, I really do, but I have a very specific idea in mind and as it isn't holding water. I did get my rain barrel set up with my husband successfully. We hung gutters on the shed and up-cycled a 55 gallon barrel from my FIL's work. No matter how many times I wash it it still smells like tea, but other than that it works very well. I was amazed my husband and I were able to figure it out so easily. Also, my daughters found a stray beagle a few weeks ago. She is super sweet, trained and has a collar, so I explained to them we would only take her home to find her family. I posted everywhere about her, left my info with the shelter and thought in a day or two she will be home with her family. The shelter told me after 30 days she was basically my problem, and I had to get her registered and get her shots and all that jazz, but she is obviously a family dog used to kids so I never thought we would have her that long. Right? Not so much. No one has contacted us and I am almost sure she is pregnant, unless there is another reason her milk ducts have gotten to the size of golf balls in the last week. *sigh. We never let our dogs breed; so I am hoping I am wrong about this one having pups. Looks like I have a new dog either way. She is thankfully, good with the chickens as well. The chickens are used to my little wienie dog who thinks she hatched them herself, but they do not seem to like this one. Poor dog gets attacked if she gets too close to them. LOL. It's actually pretty funny to see all 19 half grown bantams take after her like they're out for blood. My yard is not fenced yet, but I have been letting the chickens out about 30 min before sundown and keep a close eye on them. They love it and I am pleasantly surprised at how well they stay put. Even when we get the fence up I have doubts that they can be out unsupervised with all the cats around here. If they could make a peace treaty with the beagle she seems to be very effective at running cats off. (the cats just chase my wienie into the house) Any how, that's enough rambling for one day, I should go get some things done.