Yesterday was very cold and windy.
The milking went pretty smoothly. I got my normal amount.
I could hear the hot wire clicking around the hay and new garden so checked it out and found where it was shorting out. It was a simple quick fix.
I glanced back at the young trees in the orchard and saw a bare spot in the orchard where a tree should have been. It was my Liberty apple tree. It was just lying on the ground....not broken at the graft but at the root line. There were a few hairy roots left and the tree was green under the bark, so I planted it in the whiskey barrel to see if I can save it.
We should have staked all the trees when we planted them, but did not. I am assuming the strong winds we have been having and the wet ground led to it just falling over.
I contacted the nursery, Adams County Nursery, just as a matter of educating myself. This was a semi- dwarf grafted on Bud 9 rootstock... I am wondering if the rootstock doesn't have a strong rooting system. I will stake all the trees that are coming this spring! It costs too much to lose one to carelessness.
I was very happy with the growth on the two peaches and plums left in the orchard.
I decided to leave the chickens up. I don't think the cold mud will help them at all. It sure didn't me. We got 8 eggs.
The weaned calves are bawling like crazy...I hope they settle down in a few days. We will feed them hay and a little grain until they are weaned good. I don't like to sell calves that are still bawling for Mama. They even lose weight during that period of stress. A lot of people pull them off the cows and ship them the next day...we have just never done that.
The corner of my cabinets to the right of the sink is the ‘baking area’. The lazy susan in the bottom corner is where I store most baking supplies and was a mess. I took everything out, pitched some things, and scoured the shelves. I decided to line them for ease in cleaning the next time. I just used paper towels. I had to overlap them. I put things back in a more organized manner and was able to gain some space.
I have plans to do at least one section of the rest of the cabinets at a time until I get them to suit me.
We need something to remind us warmer weather is coming.