Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"mis-directed" chicks???

We finally got the call from the post office that our chicks were here and ready to pick up.... and oh by the way, they are all dead. Our chicks were suppose to be here on Friday. The lady at the post office said they were "mis-directed". Since they had no food or water for 6 days they died. Don't you think the post office workers would recognize a box with air holes and LIVE ANIMALS printed on it and take a little extra care to get them where they are suppose to go? hmmmmm government can't get live animals to the right address, but we are suppose to trust them to make decisions for us like health care, what food is healthy and what medicines are safe..... Can we all say "connections"?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

More skunk wars

Lyle and I attended the interm ag committee meeting on Monday. The little girls stayed home with Nana (they were VERY happy not to go with us). Beky did the farm chores for us while we were gone. Monday morning there was an uninvited guest in the chicken brooder. A skunk had dug under the building and got in where the little baby chicks were. Beky tried to get the dog to chase the skunk out, but he would not even go in the brooder. Maybe Gus is smarter than we give him credit for. So Beky got the shot gun and let the skunk have it. The room is pretty small so Beky 's ears were ringing and she of course smelled really bad, but the chicks were saved. We really appreciate how much our children help out on the farm. Without them we would not be able to do everything we need to do.

Just a note......... Beky does not smell like skunk any more, but the whole shop does, especially the brooder.