So, off we toodle down the highway, with the geese relatively safely stowed in the kennels and protected from the wind and mud by the sides and top of the wagon. The top is secured by two bungee cords, in case, and the kennels are intermingled in the cords to keep them from bouncing out. After delivering the live geese, I immediately drove home the hour and a bit, checked the farm and left to pick up the pork and alpaca that was slaughtered by a different Hutterite colony in a different direction. Thank goodness the neighbour and his son set up the new freezer yesterday! Today I loaded the pork and alpaca in and there was enough room for the geese. I drove another hour and some without the wagon to pick up the geese, now in packages and plastic bags, ready to roast for the table. Then another hour and a bit home and put the geese in the remaining space of the new large freezer.
The first bed and breakfast guest arrived, then I finally went out to do the chores and separated the remaining lambs from their mothers. The crying will last a week or more. They can hear each other and sort of see each other, which is not ideal, though they are not adjacent in pens. After three weeks to a month apart the female lambs can be reintroduced to their mothers, who will recognize and accept the lambs again, even though they will have dried up and the lambs will no longer be nursing. This gives the ewes time to gain a little strength before breeding in December. The second bed and breakfast guests arrived and talked a great deal. Finally I went home and ate the remainder of yesterday's most delicious coconut curry soup with left over chicken. I am a little worried about the last bed and breakfast guest and hope she is safe and well. She has not yet arrived or called and it is already 11:30 pm. I do not have a contact number for her because her room was booked by the employer. Drat! I must remember to get contact numbers for all guests. I did call the employer, though she did not answer as it is very late and reasonable people are likely fast asleep. What a busy day it was. Hmm, sleep does sound good. ZZZzzzz.