For the past week, it all started with the full moon more or less, the goats have been very naughty and escaping from their paddock every minute of the day and the night! In the end I have been tethering them up even over night, NOT something I like to do.
In the last couple of days, as the weather has been improving a bit, I have been able to take them out for browsing again, and today I managed to "finish" the fence temporarily. Don't even ask for photos, such a visual mess, but I'm hoping it'll keep them in.
BECAUSE, tomorrow, if all goes well, we'll have a billy goat to visit them for a couple of weeks or months. Depending on how long it takes him to get them pregnant!!!!!! And supposedly he's very well behaved and I don't want the girls to teach him naughty tricks.
On top of that I managed to finish a video clip for a band and try out my new mincer.
Last week I had butchered two roosters and today my son gave it all turning the meat into mince. Boy, did he love the workout! And he even ate the resulting meat patties. "They taste just like meat balls" Good!!!
Now to bake another batch of Stollen, as Thank You's for all the friendly helpers and for the family.
As I had been sick, had sick kids and sick goat at home, and after today's physical exertion I'm feeling quite ready to hit the sack and get a good night's sleep in.
Still got rabbit cages and hen house to clean, so let's hope for good, dry weather for this week.
And on another side note, last weekend I went to Wellington to see and hear Rosy Tin Teacaddy and Bond Street Bridge. What an aural feast! So grateful for the pleasure and beauty their songs brought into my life again.
Highly recommended for quality songwriting and singing:
Rosy Tin Teacaddy and Bond Street Bridge on Facebook.