Seems lately there’s no time for anything, even blogging. And when there is time, it’s 90 damn degrees outside!
But, little by little, the last bit of wedding prep is underway.
The pigs have successfully cleared the vegetation and debris from the wedding parking lot, which of course will be pasture after that. They also got a new water dish, courtesy of my mother. Good luck flipping this one over, porkers!
My mother also rented a bobcat to help level and smooth out the pasture/parking lot. That was a lot of fun and way faster than doing it by hand!
The grass in the wedding area itself has gotten a wee bit out of control. But that’s ok because we have geese! Of course, there’s no fence down there yet, so I constructed a goose tractor so they can mow the grass but not get eaten. Yes, I know that chicken wire won’t actually stop a coyote. But it’ll slow it down long enough for the geese or the dog to let me know I need to get out there.
The meat birds are getting meaty. I hope to have the largest ones butchered this weekend, and the rest within the next two weeks as they catch up.
The rabbits, unfortunately have not been breeding very quickly in the heat. And when they do have a litter, it’s tough keeping them alive. I have some ideas for a structure to give them shade without compromising the breeze, but it will take a little time. We will still have rabbit at the wedding, just probably not quite as much as we had planned.
My regular job has been quite irregular lately. One week I barely have enough hours, the next I don’t get any sleep for all the overtime. It’s really been quite the motivator to get this place making money. So we have some plans for that, which I’ll detail in another post later.