I finally realized why I am so tired this month. I had been thinking it was from my “day” job, the weather, the lack of daylight, or chronic pain. But today I looked around the barnyard and realized that because of the breeding groups, we are feeding 9 separate outdoor pens/pastures as well as 5 indoor pens and 4 rabbit hutches. Plus watering them too which is more of a chore when the faucet or the hoses are frozen, which they have been lately. Thankfully, hopefully Saturday I can break down most of the breeding groups and get chores to a more reasonable level.
In case you are curious about the smoke in the upper right hand corner of the photo, they decide to burn the slash on the clear cut/future mudslide today. Above is the daytime photo and below is tonight’s photo.
The other source of exhaustion is the upcoming repairs that are needed thanks to the rams. Above is a broken fence post, and below is the damage they did to the fence itself. Jocko’s skull bone is actually exposed. I can hardly wait to put them together in a pen so they can really go at it.
I did take a moment today to admire some of the critters we live with. I usually do not take the time to appreciate them. Above is our ringneck pheasant rooster. Below are the ducks discussing whether to go over to where I threw the feed even though there are (gasp!) chickens over there.