I managed to finish repairing the hoop coop. Pete, my young friend, did the major repairs while I held the coop up with the skid steer. Then I put it in place next to the other two coops and the long house, a 16 foot coop. Three of the coops are for rabbits, the long one for ducks and geese, except the Muscovies, who prefer to sleep in the chicken coop. I made it so they do not get pooped on by the roosting chickens, and they sleep there. Muscovy ducks are South American and are not as hardy as the North American derived ducks.
Then I built a small shelter for 3 Babydoll sheep, a breeding group. Next to that pen, I removed the old tarp from a shelter and replaced it. That will be the second breeding group of Babydolls. I put tin on the fence where the lambs had made holes to escape into the big world in the spring. It actually looks good and will block the miserable southeast winter wind. Yesterday, I cleaned the sheep and goat and cow pen and Andy and Irene, my handyman and his wife, cleaned the last little barn. Andy is 76 and partially crippled. He feels useful working and I enjoy having him around. He and his wife hitchhike because they do not have a vehicle at this time. They are Metis.
I patched some other areas of the fence, too. It was dark when Robbie and I went to get the sheep. If they do not come in on their own in the light, they wait for Robbie to come for them. He never will make a great sheep dog, but he is a good companion for me. Sofi comes too and runs in circles, which she enjoys immensely. I took Mike and Joe, the sheep guardians, their supper, about 2 pounds of raw meat for each. They have a little less in the morning.
Tomorrow I will finish fixing the goat shelter. When I came in I made a light supper and then a batch of soap. These are small batches wtih scent to them.Ah, it was a productive day! And now, it is time for bed. Zzzzz.