According to Mayor Jacobs we haven’t had this much rain in February since 1890. Apparently the equipment a the water treatment plant was impressed enough with that historical fact to take a few days off from working. Turned out to be a good idea for us to take a short vacation too, before the baby goats start coming and milking season kicks into full gear.
Nate’s Notes February 2018
46° Sunny and nice. Rained hard last night. Had a flock of grackles in the front yard. Caught a coyote on the trail cam.
41° Windy today. Gave blaze a shot of iron in the leg.
38° Gave Blaze more de-wormer. He's still not growing his hair back like I would like.
Phil the groundhog saw his shadow. What a strange and wonderful tradition.
Franklin Farmers Market today. Crowds not very big. Maybe everyone is getting ready for the Superbowl.
37° wet and gloomy today. Blaze got his copper bolus and Ivomec shot.
26° Paris got skunked last night BIG TIME! We could smell it through the walls of the house.
36° Lots of rain last night. Gave the pregnant does some alfalfa hay this morning. They were in heaven. I took a video of them chowing down. It was almost embarrassing!
Cold this morning. Sunny, however. Paris still stinks but she's getting better day by day.
Warm and sunny today. We started the barn cleaning project. Worst job ever! Our goat Magic turned 9 years old today.
Market today. Warm but non-stop rain. The wettest my soap has ever gotten at that market.
Our water is off! Its the whole town, not just us.
Water still off. No word as to why or when it will come back on. Some say its because of all the rain. I don't get it.
Water is back. Can't drink it yet but it beats none at all. Glad to have a hot shower!
Warm and raining. Gave the bucks sunflower seeds. They love it! Good for their skin and hair.
Still warm. Got footage of some coyotes on the trail cam.
Warm and windy. Supposed to rain more tonight. It has been a wet month.
Market today. Cold and rainy. Worst sales day in years. On the bright side I won't have as much catching up to do for when the water was off.
Gave Blaze more worm medicine. He is starting to get some pink back in his eyelids. That is how I can tell it is working.
Extra warm today. The water went off again this morning.What century is this?! Utilities are very sub-par out here.
Rained a lot again last night. The storm kept waking me up. Gave Blaze Cydectin this morning. We are throwing the book at him.
Blaze has the runs. I think its from all the meds. Hoping to get it cleared up before our vacation.
Market today. It was a good one. Lots of sales! Getting excited about trip to NC.
Amos came over. I showed him around where all the feed is etc. He is going to take care of the farm while we are gone. Leaving early tomorrow morning for Hot Springs. Looking forward to a break.
Happy Birthday to me, 44 years.
Enjoying some time away.
Rained today but I don't care because I am sitting in a hot tub hundreds of miles away from the farm.