Thursday, May 17, 2012
Killing animals and fixing fences
I am leaving for the 9 Marks Weekender in about 20 minutes and I am excited to go . . . well mainly for a toasted marshmallow milkshake from Good Stuff Eatery.
Anyway just an insight into our farm life, this is a typical morning:
Last night about 1:30 we wake up because a goat is screaming, we waited and it stopped. Must have got stuck somewhere and then got free, so we went back to sleep. We get up about 5:30 read and pray. Connie is out to the barn about 7:00. I get a text at 7:08, one of the goats, Master Shifu, was half in the pen and half out, he was stuck kind of hanging with his legs in the air, so Connie got him back in. I told her I would fix the fence. A little later, I see an opossum walking around by the chicken coop, then he went under the coop. No reason to be seeing a nocturnal animal in the day time (rabies possibly) and I did not want him eating the eggs, maybe that is where the eggs are going? I got the .22 headed out there and of course he is under the coop, so I slid the barrel of the gun under the coop about an inch from his head and killed him. But he is under the coop. UGH! Oh well, off to the fix the fence . . which I did and now I am leaving . . .
This is a typical morning on the farm, you never know what is going to happen.