There were no surprises at home, thank goodness. I had overfed the animals so they still had enough in their feeders for the rest of the day and they only needed to be given water. The ducks have started to lay eggs now and they simply drop them on the coop floor, which is contaminated with feeces, so it is pretty gross. There is still the problem of finding frozen eggs if they are not collected early enough, because the night temperatures are fairly low. There were five duck eggs this morning. The eggs will be used to produce dog biscuits this year and hopefully they will be a big seller. The biscuits will include potatoes, carrots, hemp protein powder, beef and pork fat and eggs. They will be grain free, since I don't believe it is natural for dogs to eat grains, but they will eat potatoes if they are cooked by their own choice. Barley is the one grain that I might include.
There is a lovely guest at Moose Hills Inn and we have been enjoying our time together discussing life. She is a woman my age with a multitude of experiences, as many middle aged folks do have.
The weather has been very pleasant for some time and much of the snow has melted. The creek has begun to run with the influx of water and the sound of it rushing by the bed and breakfast house is beautiful. The ducks and chickens are enjoying coming out of their enclosure now, and are traipsing around the yard finding interesting tidbit. The waterfowl particularly enjoy the puddles everywhere and have been difficult to herd off to bed, since they would rather stay out and play.
The two Galloway calves arrive today, so Kiley, the Highland heifer calf, will be very happy. i have decided to try to rehome one of the big livestock guardian dogs, Joe. He is a nice dog, but he and his sibling, Mike, seem at odds much of the time and he would likely be better elsewhere where he is an only dog.
So that sort of sums up the past few days. Today things are back on schedule and all is well at the Fat Ewe Farm.