Planted 2 kinds of corn at Dad's house, and he says we only have a couple of stalks coming up out of 160 seeds, so he is planting a 3rd variety over them. I am hopeful that we might get some corn, but I told them if it doesn't come up it really isn't a problem, we have more corn in the freezer. Can you can corn after it has been frozen? Going out there tonight to pick up some cherries from the Rainier tree, so I am going to go down to the garden and look it over as well see how everything is coming along. Dad is not happy about the 20+ plants we ordered, so that isn't going to be happening again, second year in a row that we have gotten plants that Dad isn't happy with. They were 1/2 dead and very small, so next year he wants to just buy them from the farm store up the hill, if I don't do starts that is.
My male hedgehog died last night, so it is a kinda quiet day at my house. Going to see about what to do with my female since they never bred, not sure if I am going to sell her or try to breed her with a different hedgehog. I really don't want to buy another hedgie right now, nor do I have the extra $200 laying around that they want for them on craigslist. Trying to calm myself down and not contact a sheep breeder that also does AKC Pyrenees right now, I know I need to wait on getting sheep until I have the money saved up and fencing picked out and payed for for their movable pens. Plus I need to see if the family even likes sheep burger first, I am thinking if they do just having like stew meat and a bunch of it ground up. I am not an adventurous cook and cooking a leg of lamb is a little outside of my comfort zone. Stews and hamburger I can put in anything, plus we use a ton of ground meat so I am looking to supplement part of that with lamb. I am thinking cattle panels or like big metal corral panels. Cattle panels would be lighter and cheaper, but I am worried about the sheep tipping them over and escaping or the horses rubbing against them and smooshing the sheep. I would like to have them separated from the horses just because they are so much smaller, and Jake is kinda a pill. I am concerned that the corral panels are going to be too high and the sheep are just going to crawl under them. Anybody on here have any advice or preference on movable fencing that isn't electric fencing, the horses have figured out that hot wire makes a great toy to drag across the field. I am trying really hard to not use more power than what is already being used in the pasture, which means the chickens with be without heat or lights in the winter and the only small solar panel we have runs the fencing in the top pasture, and I think there is an extension cord hooked up to that as well. We have certain parts of the pasture that the horses just wont eat and that is where I would like to have the sheep in but it is in the front pasture and now anywhere near the barn(which is in the top pasture across the creek). Maybe do a couple of small paddocks and rotate from there, see if I could do it up by the barn in the top pasture for after we are done haying it. I just don't want to ask Dad to divide the pastures up anymore than they already are but I don't think 2-3 ewes are going to make a huge dent in a 1.5 acre sized pasture. Plus then I have to figure out a way to get water up to them because the only water up there is for the irrigation lines. Help me please, I am trying to look like a know what I am talking about when I go to throw my idea at Dad and right now I sound like a buffoon trying to sell water to an ocean.