When I came home tonight I knew that tomorrow it might rain so I had to get the 1/2 truck load of horse manure off loaded along with the new gate my dad made and the 3 bags of cans waiting to go to the scrap yard.
I also brought home an old horse water trough which leaks. I will use this for the first week of the lives of my new chicks, turkeys, ducklings and goslings which will be added to the farm this year.
The trough was only partially covering the load of manure and I knew it would be a mess if it got rain. So I used the trough to hold the 7 wheel barrow loads of manure and covered it with plastic and flat rocks....thank goodness because it started raining about half hour ago.
My tennis elbow is now officially acting up.
I love the sound of a soft peaceful rain. But I walked around in my field prior to the rain beginning and found standing water still from the weekend rains. My driveway is destroyed. I am not sure what I will need to do to repair it. I think it will need to be graded and then have rock brought in and spread out. Sounds like a lot of money.
The reason I was walking around in the field was because when I rounded the curve to my house about 50 yds from my gate was a large racoon in the middle of the road. Talk about loosing the rest of my chickens in one night!!! So I walked Bull around so he could pee on everything and maybe make the racoon think twice about wandering in. This is the first one I have seen since I have lived here.
I wish I had set out my onion starts yesterday. The rain would have done them good.
Ok g'night y'all.