Originally Posted by Bens-Hens
Oz, I am sure your patience is wearing thin, but hang in there a little longer. If it's meant to be the right opportunity will present itself.
Individually, I am good. Mrs Oz that has been feeling it and I carry her ups and downs with mine.
As far as Rona and Jun2 go, We will be happy to have them leave on Sunday. We have a potential new couple that are very local interviewing on Friday. They have the experience to do the work. I am just not sure how well I can communicate with them. Initially I had a lot of hopes with Jun2 and Rona as they understood me.
The girl from Samar that contacted me rekindled the idea of a student but we need to be selling birds before I can consider another salary.
The young pullets that we added to the the pens should be coming on line in the next month.
By Christmas I will have a few more to add.
I have some Orps, White Bresse and Ameraucanas eggs here. The guy sending the Legbars said they were mailed but the tracking number just says that the "The seller has provided a tracking number. The tracking status will be updated once the shipment reaches the carrier." I have had that happen several times and the eggs show up. Tomorrow is Dday as my flight is in the morning on Wed.
If we can get the bird over the mollt and have them humming along and laying well, by the end of the school year (March 30) we could be where we want to be with the chickens.
I am culling pigs 789 next week. Two will be sold at around a buck a pound liveweight and the other will be in our freezer.
The two keeper piglets are ahead of growth charts and we have two sows farrowing in three weeks. With a bit of luck we will get a couple of keeper girls. One batch is pure Landrace while the second is a Landrace sow with a Duroc/Peitrains boar. I want tto grow out two of the gilts from that batch to compare to the straight landrace.
By mid April, with decent farrows, we should be square on the pigs.
Buck Rogers arrived on September 10. Theoretically we could have goats freshening as early as mid Feb but more like March and April.
Mozza is now twenty seven months old. I have around 9 months to find a river water buffalo to cross here with. In the meantime she will get a ring in her nose this month so we can start training her as a cart puller.
So there we are.
The kids and Mrs Oz should be heading this way by April. It will be do or die.