RicelandMeadows


Not Derailed … On Siding!
November 13, 2012, 9:59 pm
Filed under: November 2012

The wash-house exterior completed

                                             November 13, 2012

     Ok , it is a play on words 😮 Connie and I have both had ailments. Both of us are on the mend. I felt good enough the last two days to complete the siding on the wash-house. I worked with my friend and my hired man, both days until dark… But the job is complete and we are ready for winter!

     Illness almost derailed my plans. I sat and looked out the window for several days. I spent a couple of nights alone while Connie was in the hospital recovering from a hernia surgery. Then like a train resting on the siding, it was time for us,  to start moving again.

     Both of us were saying that little limerick , “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…”  It worked we can 😮  Well , okay we are slow, but it is forward progress!

     We have another litter of piglets, eight this time. Mom and babies are doing well. The cold night last night was no problems for them as they nestled down in the fluffy straw nest. Today they were back to racing and chasing around the pen. Babies are the high point of this farmer’s life.

     Much work remains on the wash-house, but with the whole thing closed up, the rest of the work will be easy to do this winter. We have chickens to butcher soon. I think the wash-house may get its maiden voyage for that job. We will be in out of the wind, with a floor we can wash with a hose… I know Connie is all for that!

 


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