Today is my day for farmin'. I'm gonna head to the barn and when I leave from there, the bunny brothel will look much different. There will be a raised stand for the grooming table and shelves for storage of seasonal items, then shelves for the clippers, shears and other grooming tools we will use in there. I will also clean the floor area and add the child's swimming pool as an exercise rink for during the day. Finally we'll install the inside screen door which will allow us to keep the door open during the day for ventilation, yet keep the chickens out of the brothel.
We also have to call Ed Pooters at Middle Field Lumber with a list of linear footage required for the inside of the gift shop and the porch ceiling. We also need to come up with figures for the front porch project, where we will install a two or three foot bottom all the way around the screened in porch to protect the screen from our animals. Kay Lee came out the door to come face to face with the neighbor's dog, which she thought was one of ours, until she was right to it, and then realized it was a strange dog. She then ran like the wind, straight through the screen on the end of the porch without even slowing down, acting as if it was a bit of fog she ran through... When we are completed with this project, we will have all new screens, a bottom wall barrier with a shelf type ledge on top and stone covering around all our front flower bed perennial bushes and flowering plants so the chickens can't dig them back up again. It will give the front of the house the facelift it desperately needs. It is so barren and ugly looking now with holes the chickens dug to dust themselves.
I took a picture of a day's egg production... I'd say it is coming along quite nicely and we are but keeping up with customer demand and that is about it... Things are improving a little since we have conferred with a consultant/specialist in California, thanks to Stanley, our friend. Stan arranged a consultation with Jack because he was a shipmate of Stan's in the Coast Guard years ago. Now we are very good friends with Jack also and can call anytime we have a problem or question and he will visit us this fall when he is in New York. We meet the nicest of people through our farm.
Callie has a mouse between those front feet if you could only see it. This was in the pitch black dark last evening, on the way from the barn to the house.....