Saturday, December 11, 2010
On Farm Help
When trying to accomplish any type of farm chores it is always a good idea to brief the animals on what is going to take place. The animals are always compelled to lend a helping hand; however, some of their help is not always helpful.
The last few storms wrecked havoc on a few rows of shingles on the barn so I had to call in reinforcements to help repair them before this big winter storm blows in. FWB, aka ex-husband, came over as he knew that if I attempted the reshingling I would make more of a mess and then when I would have to call him to fix my mess plus the original mess, well he knows me well enough that its just easier to come over the first time I call. Twenty-five years of knowing each other does have some benefits:) He also knows the animals well enough that he has to brief them before repair work starts as the thieving antics of the goats has gotten the best of him more than once. I think his words probably included, "this is my ladder and my tools so lets leave it that way."
Of course, when one is on the job it is important to make sure there is someone there to watch the ladder.....Daisy was right there for FWB.
Miniature horse help is always there to offer opinion on how the job is going but if they don't get any "feedback" well they move on after a while.
Todays temps reached the low 40's so it was nice to get a lot of barn chores done and I picked up an extra 35 bales of hay this morning. The weathermen are hyping this storm up pretty good so I plan on being holed up in the house tomorrow. I can only pray for a snow day on Monday or Tuesday.............