it is dark, wet and cold this morning. I guess it is time to get the heaters and fireplaces set up and ready to go again.
I will go and check on liam in a half an hour or so when it is lighter and I am dressed.
I am glad this month is almost over, it has been a tough month.
we are starting the new staff trial shifts this week, we'll see where we are by the end of the week. hopefully we will find a really good fit.
and I guess I better start thinking about getting us set up for winter...we need some more gravel brought in to take care of muddy areas and to fill mystic's new holes, the pipes all need wrapping again with heat tape so they don't freeze, the heat lamps in the coops, and the water trough heaters and extension cords need to be set up and checked, I need to get out the salt bucket de-icers and set up to go, and all outside areas need a quickie clean up before the snow buries everything.
and does anyone know how to get the slippery slime off of the pathways wooden garden ties? they are really slippery and someone might fall. I really do not want to have to scrub them all..that would for sure suck big time as a job! we have enough to do without having to do that!
here's hoping for a manageable and safe winter without a bunch of crappy hard shit going on. winter on an animal farm is hard enough without extra hard pouring down.
maybe I am jumping the gun since it is only the end of September, but time just flies so fast around here...a blink of my eye and we will be full into winter.
first things first tho...we need to get our water source back on the well...we can make the first try once the tanks are empty...most likely by the end of this week.
well...that's all of the boring housekeeping business shit..i guess I better get moving and check on our sick little sheep.
Carol-- I'll talk to Brad about bringing another load of gravel for the pathways and Mystic holes, and get back to you...