If any of you has ever had a bottle baby goat and an unfenced yard, you will understand my absence! I spend most of every day outside with the baby so my yard, garden, and coop are in tip top shape. My house on the other hand is another story! I adore this goat, but it's like having a newborn he just wants me to be outside with him ALL THE TIME. He's becoming more daring and trying to go across the street :/ So the pen has got to become a priority!
Friday was a wild night! I went out to feed the baby goat around 11pm, heard noises in the coop went to check it out and saw an anaconda stretched out on the ramp heading straight through the chicken door. Okay it was only four feet long but I don't like snakes and lose my mind when one is around. I ran in circles, hyperventilating, and not holding the flashlight very well, by some miracle the hubs kills it. WHEW!!! No birds were harmed in all the chaos.
Saturday was processing day for the meat birds. The first two took forever, by the last five we got into a groove and got it done. The total process took about eight hours from set up to freezer. The hubs informed me this was worth taking photos of for the blog, which I agree but when you wrist deep in chicken guts the last thing you want to do is touch your camera :p Chicken count 12!
Sunday was clean up the shop/barn day. My dad dropped off a power washer and we got to scrubbing! The shop/barn is clean and only houses one goat and two baby chickens now. The chicken tractor that used to house the meat birds is spic and span and houses my banty roosters (Freckle and Speckle), and the three Rhode Island Reds. The two buff orpingtons (Henny and Penny) moved into the big coop with the hens, not without a little drama but things are getting better.
Monday we set up our pool and had a cookout. Fun day!
Tuesday encountered another snake, hubs was at work, I lost my whits, the snake lives.
My next post will have pictures, pictures, and more pictures!