I started this October 12.
The storms are south of us so far. We are having some lightening.
At last, the men came yesterday and pulled the bulk tank out of the Milk Parlor. The also patched the ceiling and rehung the old door. The are building a custom fit standard door which will be installed as soon as they get it finished.
I have just begun the cleanup. The motors near the sink will go to the shop. I need to paint the tongue and groove ceiling once I wash down everything.
They also brought another load of river gravel to smooth out the back barn lot where we load calves.
I haven't seen any of it yet but will check it out soon.( I did the next day and took the pictures)
Today(Friday) is also the day the new back porch upright freezer arrives...it seems foolish to get another freezer, but I like having some things close to the kitchen and the old one was frosting up constantly so I know it wasn't working properly. I can't even remember when I bought it. It is a brand unheard of today, Marquette.
The new one is 2 cu ft smaller but I will (I vow) quit stuffing these freezers like I was feeding a family of 10!
It will be such a relief to have one I don't have to worry with taping the door shut and defrosting monthly......
This is a nice, new (to me) feature: the controls are touch (isn't everything!)on the outside of the door and it has a built in alarm if the door comes open or the temp gets too high.
As you can see it is full.....I had to take two bags of fruit out to the fruit and veg freezer.......Have I mentioned that I have inherited my Mother's hoarding instincts....she lived through the 30's depression and lived on potatoes, tomatoes and onions.
Exciting news in our neighborhood this week:
Our immediate neighbor west that bought our old place called to tell me she and her son had seen a mountain lion laying on top of some round bales of hay just west of our place, less than a quarter of a mile. They missed getting a picture but are quite sure of what they saw. We have thought for some time that was what killed a few calves before we got the llamas. Another neighbor just west that lives on Asher Creek says she spotted a mother and three babies recently. Supposedly we have no breeding animals making permanent residence here but we all disagree. I guess until someone catches a picture on a camera the Conservation people will still deny it. I know they don't normally attack people but I haven't taken walks over the back of the farm since we lost those calves.
The recent storm front passed through last night. They talked about tornadoes spotted at Willard which is very close to us but we didn't even get bad winds here. What we did get was 2 full inches of blessed rain. I just heard the Willard man lost a garage....maybe there was a tornado after all.