Year in Review: July and August
June 2008: The 100 bales I bought lasted exactly 100 days. I was hoping to have nearly a years supply having gotten used to 80 pound bales of eastern orchard grass. The Jewell hay is in smaller, lighter bales, which is fine by me. It’s actually nice knowing when you will run out of hay by counting the remaining bales in storage. I returned for another 50 bales and I’ve been wanting to go up to get another 50 or 100 bales to get me closer to the next hay season, but the climate in Jewell right now isn’t very inviting for driving. So right now I’m back on$19 bales of eastern orchard grass. I need to check in with Mel to see if she has any projects in the works. I’m down to nine chickens, and don’t plan on slaughtering any of them. I think my sock supply is good.
August: I’ve recently taken more time for leisure. It’s not that I planed it; I’m just becoming lazier and I’m OK with that. The hens are still laying on average five eggs a day. I have successfully kept the horses contained and their fences in good repair. The discussion of the wrong side of the tracks keeps coming up in conversations I’ve been having. I still haven’t rebuilt my manure shed, but it is high on my list of things to do. I am discovering that in homes where there are two male children, the younger child is usually troubled. I am looking forward to the County Fair.