I saw two miniature mules on Craigslist for sale. I have emailed them to see if they still have their mules and where they are located. If they still have them I will soon be the proud owner of two mules. Of course they will be yard ornaments, a miniature mule is not good for anything except as a pet and something my great grand son can ride for a few years before he out grows them and gets to big to ride a miniature mule.
With luck my grand son will come by today and we can kill, pick and clean that white turkey. He’s starting to molt and needs to be butchered before he starts putting in new feathers. I am guessing he will weigh about 20 pounds. It’s time for him to go to the freezer or maybe we can have a smoked (BBQ) turkey this weekend.
The two bronze turkeys still need another month or maybe even two months before they will be butcher size. Smile, just in time to be invited to be the guest of honor at our Thanksgiving table. Next April I will get 3 or 4 Poults to raise for 4th of July BBQ and for thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
With all this heat #108 our Holstein steer has almost stopped eating. I’m sure he hasn’t lost any weight but he has not gained any weight either. We will still need to wait at least a month after it starts cooling off to put another 50 or so pounds on him before we send him out to be vacuumed wrapped and freezer ready.
Pasture grass and hay is getting expensive and in short supply. Even so, I would like to get at least one more longhorn heifer. I’m beginning to see a lot of nice looking longhorn heifers for sale as farmers are now culling their herds because they are getting short on pasture grass and can’t afford to buy hay for a year or more to bring them to market weights. One 1200 pound bail of hay will feed one(1) cow for 25 -30 days. That’s a lot of hay when your feeding 5 head of cows. It will take at least 1 bail every 5 – 7 days. Hay price is already going up from $45.00 – $50.00 a bail and is now selling for $65.00 – $85.00 a bail for mid grade grass hay.
If it’s not one thing it’s anotherWindShift69 tells me that Shady Rest Pub, Vancouver Island BC has a great view, is a good place to relax and enjoy your choice of Adult Beverage(s)…. I may have to give this Pub Relaxing thing a try. Couldn’t hurt!
Why is common sense so uncommon?
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