November 11th, 2009

Disney: L&S Dance with me

If you value your freedom

Go Hug A Veteran today! Thank them for all that they've done to ensure you the freedom to live here.

My sweet husband got me a gorgeous orchid yesterday. We'll see how long I can keep it alive. :lol: He also took me to Ziziki's (Greek...:mmmmmmm:) We then hit Home Depot - yes, he is a romantic! :lol: I made the mistake of eating some baklava, though...I KNOW I am allergic to honey. I KNOW it makes me itch. But it was SO DAMN good......and I spent the evening itching. :sigh: Benedryl to the rescue....but that's not really the way you want to spend your anniversary, y'know? :wry grin:

Today, I am building a feeder. Normally, I'd use scrap...but because this feeder is 2'x8', there would have been too much waste in plywood. We bought some....I dunno what they're called, but I think it's a 2x8 for the bottom, some......look, I don't know lumber, but we bought all new for the base, front, and back. :lol: It's going to be one solid feeder when I'm done, that's for sure! Still need to get a hog/cattle panel for it, to keep the hay in, but we can do that this weekend. The feeder itself is the important part!

If I have time, I'll be running fence. Also, If I have more time, I'll start the milking stands (got the plywood for that last night, too - why is it that you can buy a full sheet of 3/4" plywood for 1/4 the cost of 4 2x4 sheets? The 2 cuts were free.........:shrug:)

This weekend is roofing time. The breeder said she'd keep the does another week - so we're not quite so rushed. We still need to finish the side of the barn (won't take too long - we have 4 new saw blades now), roof it, and build the door to keep the goats in their area. I will be SO Glad to get the barn finished!

Laundry needs to be rebooted. I'll try to post pictures later...no promises, though. I've got a full plate today!
Firefly: Big Damn Heros

Picture Time!

OK, I promised pictures.....last week. And before. But that...that's ok, because I have pictures for you now!

The feeder was finished by 9 AM. All it needs is the metal fence panel for the hay - which I just picked up. I can't install it, though, until the feeder is moved into it's permanent position - the panel I ended up getting was 5' tall x 16' long. The guy at Tractor Supply was nice enough to cut it in half for me...but it was still a tight fit in the Jeep. (I wanted something a little smaller, but they don't have it. Premier 1 does...but I wasn't going to pay $21 PLUS shipping for a 30"x48" panel - I'd need 2, and I'd have to wait. This'll work, and it was local, and cheaper. PLUS I have a 8'x5' piece we can use for the doors - it's all good!)

Anyway, without further ado....Collapse )

No pictures of my chullo v.2.0 yet - I figured I'd taken enough bandwidth with these. :lol: