The Bummer lambs are putting on weight.
They are now taking up most of the space in the large dog cage and soon will be moving out to the barn. Right now they sleep in the dog kennel and have the run of the kitchen, where we will be replacing the linoleum! Keeping them out of the cupboards, cleaning up the after feeding puddles, and replacing toilet paper rolls does add to the kitchen chores!
We had to go to Prince George to pick up supplies and parts for our water conditioning project. The lambs were still on a four hour feeding schedule so we just piled them in the dog carrier in the back of the jeep and took them with us.
Walter Jeffries, consumate porcine producer and general homesteading Guru, and use an all wheel drive van we have sitting around to work as a mobile chicken tractor and Livestock hauler.
The weather has been really nice lately, hovering around zero. I am getting by with only one fire a night at the green house. Last night was a little colder going down to -14C, but after -35C or so, it feels down right balmy, with the small wood heater upstairs keeping the house nice and comfy!
I really appreciate companies that stand behind what they sell. A case in point is Lee Valley Tools, where we order our gardening tools and wood working equipment from. I bought a very nice Stubai pickeroon from them. It's a big help in the fire wood handling department - the best one I've ever had. In the -35C weather we had a while back I was banging a block of firewood that had frozen in the ground and snapped the handle off.
We're all excited about finishing our water treatment plant today. Soft water in abundance. The ability to wash our hair without using half a bottle of shampoo.
More will be revealed..
Hope you run into some great service today. You deserve it.