Everyone! Boy am I exhausted. I'm so exhausted I had to spell check the spelling just so I could remember how it was spelled.
Oh no, Aubrey, I'm so sorry about your little girl. That must of been really hard on you. I know you've been through a lot too but still.
Missy, I didn't know if you knew but once you make your cheese turn the pot back on and heat up the whey to 200 degrees. You'll see some white stuff on top of the pot, it's true ricotta. Once the water is heated to 200 degrees, I then pour it into a muslin lined stainless steal colander or use an old pillow case. Let the whey drain back into the pot by pouring the whey back in and hanging the ricotta from somewhere and let it drip into the pot. Then pour it on the plants. From 2 gallons of milk you end up with only 1/4 cup but I figure why not since it's already there. It sure does work on the tomatoes. My bell peppers started turning yellow yesterday so John poured whey water on them. I'll let you know how the peppers did.
I had a scare today with Missy, my WH, she was in the pond just as I needed to leave to go to work. I saw the water was low but I figured she would be okay since we have bricks inside it for them to get out. I should have just filled it anyways. I told John when I saw him at work today just as he was leaving. When I got home he said she was in the crate and wanted to know if I wanted to do anything. I was very surprised. I asked why didn't she climb on the bricks to get out and he said he took the bricks out. There was another duck in there trying to help her get out but she was too tired. I don't know which duck it was trying to get her out, John said it was a white duck, well the only dark duck is Mo because everyone else besides the younger ones are molting. I think it was Justin but I'm not sure. She's fine though. They pulled her feathers off her wings. I put Blue Kote on them and gave her 1/2 an aspirin. The ducks were really upset with me working on her and she was pretty upset with me too. I figured she would be better with everyone and she is. She's sleeping now with Justin, Mo and Sierra surrounding her and won't let anything get near her. Man, I feel so bad. That was a huge lesson learned. Keep that pond filled.
Leroy isn't crowing yet. Yesterday it looked liked he wanted to do something with Lacey but Bella wouldn't hear of it. Bella jumped right on top of Leroy just as Leroy was about to jump on Lacey. I have no idea how this is going to turn out. Bella is so dominate. She's for sure in charge again but in a very nice way.
Bridgette refuses to go into the coop. She hangs with the ducks day and night. All day and all night. They love her but she really should try to become friends with the chickens. She refuses to. She likes the ducks only.
I'm now picking zucchini and my garlic is starting to dry out at the tops and leaning over. The garlic will be ready in about 6 weeks from now by the way it's looking. Then I'll pick it and dry it Collect the outside cloves for fall planting and store the rest for using.
Off to bed I go now. I'm going in late tomorrow. For some unknown reason I've been placed on swing shift. Let's hope it's short lived. I haven't caught up on everything on here. I'm hoping everything is going well with everyone!