I am a bit behind on things - What's New??
Sugar is still going slow but going!!!! Last night we had a thunderstorm come in and in his usual fashion he was the rock for his group of boys that he is in charge of.. They came and sat around him like scared little rabbits and he gave them peace and solid knowledge that they would be just fine.
The little bottle kids are still growing and drinking like pigs. Last night I had them do without their evening bottle to see what they would do. They complained a bit but then settled themselves down and ate more hay and drank a bit more water. Goldie and Max still should have an evening bottle but I wanted to see if they could settle themselves without becoming a nervous wreck. It was Wynonna who came unglued but the other two sat with her and calmed her down.
So what else is new - I guess I forgot to tell you all that there are no more Roo's here at the farm. After months and months of trying to get them to stop attacking the hens and beating the crud out of them I finally had it. Yes, this is the hard part of having a farm - you sometimes have to deal with unpleasant things... Since no one would take them I sent them back to the universe. The girls are now back to normal. The first night without the Roo's they sat on their perches and sang a low song that I had not heard from them since the Roo's became sexually active. They now greet each day with calm and purpose instead of worry and dread. I have apologized to them each morning for waiting so long to end their suffering. Sometimes a girl has to do what a girl has to do to protect her babies...
As for the repairs to the farm we are finally in hand with the insurance money so the contracts can be signed. It will take about a month before I can have the barn in and the roof in about three weeks I hope. I am just making final changes to the contracts to make sure all the bases are covered.
On a personal note have been working on some new adventures for this gal - will share once I have more things decided - not wanting to let things snowball before they are ready..