A Wet, Rainy Day

It was drizzly this weekend I am told (I was at work).  But today it rained hard almost the entire day.  Only the geese were happy with it.

I did the usual chores but also cleaned the nest boxes as they were damp and also scooped out the grampa shed where the old sheep and goats hang out.  It is supposed to get cold again soon so I wanted fresh straw for the oldsters to lay in. Tom was out getting the straw and more feed while I did this.  It was deeper and heavier than I thought.  When I was done I could barely move the cart, and I was scared I would break it.  So I waited until Tom got home, and he dealt with that part.  He also spread the straw out for me.  I was pretty worn out.

Per grampa’s rain gauge we got almost 2 inches of rain.  That’s impressive  We are not quite totally flooded yet, but it is very wet.

So I had an indoor afternoon.  I was planning on needle felting two more fleeces but didn’t have the energy.  So I made fire starters with the leftover tallow candles.  I will have new tallow as soon as I render the suet so am getting rid of the old stuff.  I thought fire starters were a good idea.  I put some shavings in the molds and poured the warmed candle tallow over them.  They turned out better than I expected.  Now Tom will be able to start the wood stove in the garage more easily.

Other than that I just caught up with some laundry and dishes while listening to Jim Ladd.  We have been doing some preparations with the camper van so I have washed all of its dishes and have them safely stowed away until summer.  We are looking forward to it.  Now Tom is making pizza, and we are listening to the Unknown D.J.

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2 Responses to A Wet, Rainy Day

  1. Jeanne says:

    You’ve had quite a time! I enjoyed the video of the geese. They looked so happy.
    What all did you put in the fire starters? They really do help, don’t they? We used to make some with cardboard egg cartons and candle wax. We have only had a wood stove one time. It was made by a friend of ours, using a heavy gauge barrel. We had it in the basement of that house, in the family room, which we didn’t use often. But that little stove could pretty well heat the whole house.

    • Donna says:

      The geese did look happy. All the other animals looked miserable in the barn. The fire starters are in the garage with the wood stove in there. I am not sure if Tom has used one yet.

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