December 5, 2014

Friday Follow-Up

This week:

-- I found one of my roosters pretending to be a duck. He seemed to be swimming in the goats' water tub. Evidently he'd been on the edge getting a drink and fell in the water. He was unable to get himself out, so I went in the pen and rescued him. I was still wondering how and why he was floating, but instead he was standing on his tiptoes! It was a good thing I found him and helped him out. The water was cold, and eventually he would have been too tired to continue standing up and I'm sure he would have drowned. When I was a child we often found drowned chickens in the water troughs at my grandparents' horse ranch.

-- Last week we got piglets! But that wasn't all we brought home. Parts Two and Three of that day's adventure will be posted next week, so join me on Monday and Wednesday.

-- This week's posts - Bringing Home the Bacon and How to Dry Off Your Dairy Goat.

-- What I found: how to separate an egg with a plastic bottle. I needed an egg white to brush the top crust of my cherry pie, and I remembered seeing this. It really works!


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