It’s been one of those lazy Saturdays when I never feel like I’m doing much but somehow seem to get things done. We started out with the usual chores: feeding, watering, milking, rotating. After Declan’s morning nap we loaded up the Jeep and headed to Tractor Supply and Wal-mart.
Somehow we managed to run out of dog food, goat sweet grain, rabbit pellets, and three kinds of chicken feed at the same time. If I ever wind up homeless, I’ll definitely be getting a cart from TSC instead of those cheap ones Wal-Mart has.
While I was picking up the feed, Bethany and the kids browsed the book rack. We never buy new books, but it’s a good place to check out new titles to look for at thrift stores and online.
Okay, so we bought a new book. It’s the first in years, so we don’t feel too bad about it. We’ve read a few other books by the Storey family and have been very impressed so when we saw this one, we couldn’t pass it up. And it turns out we wouldn’t have saved more than a dollar or two buying online.
I picked up a 120 foot garden hose, quick connect fittings, and a cheap sprinkler at Wal-Mart. It hasn’t rained in a while and with the number of animals we have, we’re running out of pasture way too fast. The sprinkler should get us to winter without having to feed hay.
After lunch I moved my scrap wood into a single pile. I’ll have to re-sort it next time I need something from it, but at least it isn’t spread all over the yard. The reclaimed space should give me about an extra week’s worth of space for one of the small chicken tractors.
I mowed the 15 square feet of grass that has been shaded enough to grow and hasn’t been eaten, so the yard looks reasonably nice. Not that it matters. Nobody looks at the yard when they drive by; they’re too busy trying to figure out how those crazy kids fit so many animals on a single acre.