Weekend chores

We didn’t get as much done this weekend as I would have liked, but sometimes that’s the way it goes.  The kid pen is completely covered and hopefully it will stay that way.  I’ve milked four mornings in a row now.  It still feels a bit odd.  I now know why many dairies take the babies away from their mothers.  The mothers can be a pain in the butt during milking.  Addie and Billie are pretty good about coming into the milk parlor and settling down, but Angel is another story.  It was just starting to rain when I went out this morning so I sent Gel in to bring out the goats.  Everyone came in but Angel so  I give Gel permission to light up her a butt a bit.  Maybe tomorrow she’ll cooperate better.

On Sunday, I started to think about getting my spring garden in.  I thought I was going to be able to use a plastic-covered cattle panel that I would lift up as needed, but that idea failed miserably.  I broke down and bought some plastic row cover off e-Bay.  The price was very reasonable and the seller is in North Carolina so I should have it early this week.  It’s raining today, but tomorrow is supposed to be nice so if all goes well, I’ll work on getting the hoops secured and get some seedlings planted.  I’d love to get some tomato seedlings started in the house so I’ll have a jump start on the growing season, but that just might not happen.  I am still having difficulty with cold-weather gardening.

The cover on the ShelterLogic building that I bought for the horses, then tried to convert to a cat kitchen got ripped during a recent wind storm.  I am toying with trying to put the plastic I bought for the row covers over it, but I don’t know that it will stay in place.  Given how the weather has been lately, you can’t count on any type of tarp or plastic staying in place.

Somehow this weekend, I injured my right knee and it is really bothering me today so I’m going to cut this post short and go and put it up.

Until later …