Baby It’s Cold Outside!!!!

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Posted by kat | Posted in Emergancy Prep/ Food Storage, Farm Projects, Gardening(herbs, flowers,veggies and trees), Our Chickens, Our Ducks, Our Goats | Posted on 02-12-2010

Woke up this morning to 26 degree weather out side, took kids to school and by the time I got back home it had warmed up to 28 degrees.  I took a little time to break out the winter coats and looked for and couldn’t find the gloves.   The high is supposed to be 56, and after yesterday’s windy 40, it might seem like a heat wave.   Last night it was 30 degrees, and I took some warm water out to the goat’s as I had read that in the winter they like warm water and it’s supposed to better aid digestive track stuff.   Not sure if it is true or not, but they were treated to warm water.

The chickens haven’t laid any eggs lately or if they have they are hiding them.  I bought them some scratch to go in with their regular feed to try and up the protein.  We will have to see if that works or not, on getting them to lay.  They usually stop laying for a week or two, then they start laying again.

I still haven’t gotten the coop fixed, it rained and I really should take advantage of the nice soft ground to at least get the corner post’s in and maybe the side posts, that way when I have the time and stuff I can finish it.

The ducks seem to be loving the weather, at least from what I can tell.  I really need to make them their own coop so that I can move them out of the back yard, not that they haven’t done wonder’s for the grass.   Very few people seem to have green grass still and my yards are just now starting to turn brown in places.

I still haven’t gotten around to having our male goat fixed, I really need to get that done and SOON.  I do think he was able to get our female pregnant, as I noticed that her udder is a little bigger than it was before.  I might even be able to milk her afterwards, if she really is pregnant.  She is looking pretty big and she also seems hungrier than normal.

I have to say a BIG THANK YOU, to my brother’s who made short work of the wood plank’s that I am making my strawberry beds out of, I might actually get the project done in time to plant the strawberries that I ordered from the nursery.   I am trying a new type called All-Star, it is supposed to be fairly hardy towards the diseases that strawberries can get and they are supposed to be really good for sticking in the freezer.

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