Well i’m not really sure about the title, but it sounded good. I’m trying to be positive, but sometimes its hard. I’ve just been out to do a harvest in the garden. That’s the ugly. Bugger the farmers in the Waikato (sorry guys), how about the dry here? One insignificant day of rain since the beginning of December! House tanks are doing okay, but the bore is as dry as a bone, and I have not yet set up the grey water recycling for the garden with the new washing machine. The garden is really dry, it hasn’t been watered for three days. Some nights we just run out of time to go and get water from the river to water the garden. Every third night we have to get extra to fill the troughs for the cows too. At least they have food, after buying in the hay.
I guess the good would be the chooks seem to be coming back onto the lay a bit. I was down to two eggs most days, and some days none. But it has been climbing this week to four each day, with five eggs tonight. I should think so, they have been well fed and watered. I do try and look after them very well, as they are a source of income.
The bad would have to be the dog, who has gone to Nana’s and Kev’s for another holiday. It appears that she has been liberating the chickens from the enclosure. I’m sure that isn’t her intention (that’s to steal the scraps the chooks have got), but that is the end result, and I’m sorry to say that the chooks make money, but the dog doesn’t. I know that might sound pretty heartless, but after all she has gone to stay somewhere there aren’t a bunch of kids getting all the attention, she gets to go swimming most days, and she has another dog (and cat) to play with all day long. I think the company is good for her. So if the chooks stay in the enclosure, we can assume it was our dog digging under the fence.
I guess to add to the bad the raspberry jam i made yesterday (in a hurry) hasn’t set, so I will have to re-boil it tomorrow.