then 5 days off and i can catch up on some important stuff around here...yay!
we have to build one more shed cuz dixie is coming home again soon. i was going to build a new goat area and put dixie where pops used to live but i decided instead of disrupting the goats and carl.... to just build dix a little barn of her own.
do we have the money? sort of...umm not really. but sheila is making a deposit for the first money that has come in for the gala fundraiser (ticket sales, sponsorships etc...) so i am going to steal that to get it done. once she is home, i can quit feeling guilty about her and we can cut monthly expenses by not having to pay her board every month. having her home and in her little barn will pay for itself in less than a year.
we also have to fix the manure dumping ramp..it is too short for the taller bins so we are going to raise the whole structure up. we need the bigger bins cuz we have gone shavings insane..no lie...we are going thru 8 units of shavings ($586.00) every month now.
i am just so very proud our farm animals homes are so clean...geezus freaking ouch.
anyway..it is either raise the structure up or go back to the shorter bins and have them hauled away every two weeks...that doubles the monthly cost of hauling away from $160 to $320..that would be a long term monthly ouch... better to just make the freaking bin bigger.
i tell you, this whole bright idea rescue thing is one complicated, money gobbling machine. next life you must remind me to do something different with my time and energy... like yearly vacations to hawaii and browsing the library for new and exciting cookie recipes.
awww helga what a great idea. esther would have looooved those cookies.