anyone who thinks rescuing is fun..ought to come here for a few days. there is a TON of stuff we have to get done this week to get back to where we were before the bad weather hit. so every day i will plan out one area to be totally stripped down to bare, clean, hard packed ground and clean/dry to the floors animal houses...tomorrow we start with the baby pigs and brad's pens.
but here is the thing...these animals LIVE there..and because that is the only home that they have..it will be clean and dry and comfortable...they can count on that. i have set standards for how these animals live..and while we might get caught by bad weather and have to deal with only basic priorities for a few days..when the bad weather ends..we fix where they live..RIGHT AWAY.
for the next week or so every inch of every outside pen, every foot of every house will get stripped to the clean bare bones..every path they walk on..every loafing shed where they rest, every yard, field or paddock where they choose to be..will be scraped down to absolute clean.
while bad weather really sucks..the following resulting clean up sucks even more..but the animals feel so good and comfortable, when it is done.
and that is why we are all here..to make sure the animals feel good and comfortable...that is our job.