Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness (fiberaddict) wrote,
Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness

Is it Monday yet?

Because this weekend kicked my butt. :sigh: I spent most of yesterday *working* (yeah. I know...but the stuff HAD to be done by tonight, and there was NO way I could get it done today only, so....:sigh:), then I went out to help SG and the kids. They were re-doing the fence between the does and the bucklings.

Problem: our ground is SO DRY the tractor can't drill down easily. 3 hours to drill *2* 18" holes. With the Kubota. :shakes head: We got the 3rd hole drilled to 1', then used the manual post hole digger to finish it out so we could get at least *1* panel up.

Today was more of the same - I still didn't get everything done for work, but I got enough done so that Cynthia is happy. We got the last 2 holes started......which is pathetic for 4.5 hours of work. :sigh:

Then, my pretty hay FELL, because the delivery guys didn't stack it right. For those of you who don't have tons of hay delivered at once, there is a Right way to stack hay, and a Wrong way.

Right way: The baling twine/wire runs on the top and bottom of the bales. You stack 4 bales side-by-side longways, then you stack 4 more on top of them cross-wise. Keep it up until you reach the ceiling. (And fill the bottom of the barn that way; 4 bales 1 way, the next 4 the other (the ones layered so that the long end faces you runs perpendicular to the ones layered so that the short end faces you - the short end facing ones are placed 2x2, so that you have a square the same size as when you layer them long-sides facing you) the bales sorta resemble a checkerboard, if that makes sense.

Wrong way: Toss the bales willy-nilly into the barn, with the baling twine/wire facing outward. Dump all the bottom bales the same way, and stack the next layer ALSO the same way, making towers of hay. I guarantee you the bales will NOT be steady, and you will end up with the leaning tower of hay at some point. And if they fall, you can get crushed...or your tarp will tear. :sigh:

I'm tired, I still have work to do....but I don't care. I have a headache - I have to get my eyes examined tomorrow, because I think my glasses are causing a lot of problems. I hope new glasses help.....:fingers crossed:

Oh - yeah, the Rangers lost game 7. :sigh: We HAD game 6......errors on our part forced game 7. Ah, well - it's only a game, and there's always next year. Besides, game 6 was one heck of a game, wasn't it? :grin:

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