It's been a week of extraordinary accomplishments--all homestead related.
In the past four days, we finished the goat shed, put proper latches on the goat gates (more on why later in this post), and moved the bunnies to their permanent outdoor location, complete with an electric fan and plenty of shade and protection.
The weirdest thing we did was build a goat stand. Greg calls it the guillotine because the goat has to put her head through this hole and then we trap her there while I work on her hooves or milk her. (No milking until she gets pregnant.)
I was never sure it was going to work, but the girls happily climbed up on it knowing there'd be goodies in the food bowl on the other side of the guillotine.
Yesterday was brush-burning day. We had a dozen dead trees to bring down and burn. It took all day, but the place looks great. I wish I had taken a video of the fire. It was awesome.
We did have one goat malfunction last week. Greg and I were working on the goat shed and we kept going in and out of the pen. Unfortunately, we left to take a break and didn't notice the gate wasn't properly closed. (Hence the reason there are now double latches.)
Sure enough, the goats decided to check out the great outdoors beyond their pen. Fortunately, they know what a rattling food bucket sounds like and they came rushing toward me and followed me all the way back into the pen.
Still acclimating myself to Feedly. I deeply apologize if I missed any of your posts. Somehow instead of deleting one category, I end up deleting ALL my feeds. It's been driving me insane. I know I'll figure it out eventually, but I'm disappointed that it's not as user-friendly as Google Reader.
I'm going to try Bloglovin too and see if that's more readable.
Well, that's what I've been up to the last few days, up to and including an impromptu get-together with friends and a special birthday dinner for Greg. What's been on your plate this past week?