Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pigs and goats, hay and wood

I discovered that the pigs LOVE to be showered on a hot day, and even a not so hot day. I leave the hose running on them and they all gather under it. When I turn off the water, they roll their nice clean bodies in the muddy puddles left behind.

Today I was a dummy and left the water running for about 4 hours. Oops! Lots of mud today!

If everything goes according to plan, we are selling Beatrice (brown and black goat) and her mom Rosie (white goat) this weekend. We put Beatrice, just born in March up on Craig's List, because we want to keep Charlie, her father, as a breeding buck, and don't want him to breed her. The folks who are buying Beatrice were also interested in Rosie, so we decided to let her go as well.

In trade (rather than a sale) we are getting 25 bales of second-cut hay, and 4 face cords of firewood. The wood can't get here soon enough for me. It's been downright chilly here at night, down as low as 42°. I just can't bring myself to turn on the heat in September. I am pretty sure there were a few days in early June where I was begging for some heat as well.

It's been a strange summer. I am hoping that Fall lasts through November this year.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Old Man on the Mountain in Yosemite

Well I only managed a pathetic 2 posts in apologies.

My previous post mentioned the things I am working on, one of them being Cyrus and Woody off-leash down here, not just on the hill at my neighbor's (where they behave beautifully!).

We were doing extremely well, or else they were both just playing me. On the one day when Woody was the best behaved ever, staying right nearby and bouncing through the low water in the creek, Cyrus apparently saw an opportunity to run the 1,000 ft or so back to the chicken coop where he killed 4 chickens and 1 duck. I cannot prove it was him, but the timing and his demeanor say it is so.


Another thing I was working on: I called about the revival of my old iMac and they told me they were too busy with more important projects. Why is everybody else more important? They did revive most of what I needed from the old hard drive, and loaded it on the new hard drive I purchased, but they still have not given me an answer as to whether or not the old hard drive can be replaced and the iMac revived to a better than new working condition. Frank, Connecting Point, New Hartford, NY, get to work on MY project!

Oh well.

Today's photo is the default desktop picture on the new iMac. The operating system is either called "El Capitan" or "Yosemite", I haven't figured out which.

I did a search on Old Man on the Mountain, and only came up with the rock formation profile that has since disintegrated in New Hampshire. I could not find anything in my Google searches that identified a profile of an old man in this photo of Yosemite.

Do you see it?