Two ladies have been trying to be my friends, but I am first to admit that I am not good at calling people on the phone. I will email and text only if I have to, but I do. The ladies are looking for reciprocity and that is not happening.
But there are a couple of gents that have become good friends. I went over to visit one today because he asked me to trim the hooves of his three ewes. After trimming 50 ewes and rams last weekend at my own farm, three sounded like a piece of cake and it was, especially because I did not have to also catch and hold the ewes. I did show my friend how to flip a ewe easily and how to cradle her in the on the rump position that sheep do not mind and normally do not struggle much in. I bought a sheep chair for that purpose, but have not put it together. I hate putting things together, so it has sat in its wrapper for 2 months now.
My other friend and I are going to look at a bevy of chicken stuff in Vegreville, about an hour from here. There are waterers and feeders and brooders, all old galvanized stuff, which is pricey to buy today. Most modern pieces are plastic and do not last more than a few years, especially due to our harsh cold winters. The sale is any piece for $1. Considering a large feeder of metal is $64, that is a steal of a deal. So we are going to look because he has a fancy for poultry.
I like to be asked to help out and wil if I can. I like to feel comfortable enough to ask for help too. And that is what a friend is all about. Feeling comfortable with one another, even if the two of us do not talk, just being together, is great. I hope you all have at least one friend too. Blessings to friends!