Once again I've been thinking about doing this for a few days, but never really taking the time to do it. But I'm here now, and that's what matters, right? :-) Anyway, everyone's doing pretty well. The chickens who have had babies are being very good moms and the chicks are still cute as ever. One interesting thing is that although one 'mom of one' had her chick hatch 4 weeks after mom of nine's, the two families are getting along quite well. In fact the tiny chick who's an only chick frequently hangs out with the other 9 while hunting for bugs. It's almost as though the chicks of mom-of-nine know that mom is going to be turning them loose on there own soon, and have adopted the mom-of-one to be a surrogate mom for when that time comes. *grin*
We had a visitor yesterday. I know... SHOCK! SURPRISE! EXHILARATION! LOL. However, it was just the man about a mile from here who mows fields and then turns the cut grass into either square or round bales. He is the same person who did it for the previous owner of this place. He said he would've came sooner (we've been here 6 years), but he was either too busy, or we weren't home when he wasn't. So he brush hogged two fields and is planning on coming back in a couple of days to make bales. He told us that however many bales we wanted, we could have. The neat thing is that he's doing it all for FREE! YAY! Now we're going to have hay for the chickens' nest boxes, as mulch for the gardens, and some to make paths for the chickens this winter when (if?) there's snow on the ground. We would've contacted him sooner, but we didn't know who the previous owner had doing it, because we didn't think to ask when we bought the place. *sigh* It's getting done now, and that's what counts I guess. *smile*
It's been HOT up until yesterday, too hot to do any major work outside. Not that there's a lot of work that NEEDS to be done, but even things that don't take much physical exertion are difficult when it's in the mid to upper 90's (Fahrenheit). I know that for a fact because I was going to move some rocks away from the front of the ex goat shed yesterday afternoon, only to find I was turning into a sweat ball after only a few rocks (cinder block size). It was even overcast, so I thought it would be a good time to do it, but apparently it doesn't take much to make me sweat - it was in the low 80's after all.
Haven't had any bleach or vinegar to put in the pool for almost a week, and the algae is trying to make a come back. *sigh* Unfortunately we don't get paid until this coming Friday. Hopefully the pool won't become TOO green, but judging by how the hot weather is helping the algae, we're going to need to re-clean it. Hence why we plan on adding 2 bottles of bleach and 3 bottles of vinegar this coming weekend. Don't know yet whether I'm going to vacuum the pool bottom. Will just wait and see how bad the algae gets before I decide. We keep hoping it's going to rain, because it's been somewhat overcast the last few days, but it seems the rain is just going around us. It has been about 5-10 degrees cooler, so that's nice, but we REALLY need some rain because the grass it turning brown.
And that's all I've got to say about that! :-)