Well, it hasn’t rained for 40 days yet, but we’re definitely in the 40 hours range. Our place is a swamp.
Everybody’s a little wet and crabby around here. Especially me. We made the ewes and lambs all going into the nursery field shed and shut the gate on them Saturday. Remember the hill that was almost my demise a few weeks ago while I was trying to feed up? Yeah, not going there again!
Besides, it’s nice an cozy in there and I just put two fresh bales of straw down for them. And the rest of the field is a swamp.
But they’re not very happy about that. (I think they get as tired of rambunctious boys with no where to play as I do!)
While I was putting them in there and dragging the gate shut through the slop that I discovered…the CRACK.
Yes, a CRACK.
In my muck boots.
How did I discover this phenomenon, you ask?
It occurred to me that there was a problem when I stepped in a puddle and actually felt the mud squish between my toes.
But I slogged on.
Can’t you believe that I still had to fill water buckets? Nursing momma’s drink a LOT of water! Everyone’s looking kind of bedraggled and scruffy and walking around with their heads down.
The good news is that with half the flock in the nursery field and half the flock still over in the “gestation” field, there’s plenty of room in all the shelters for everyone. The sheep just don’t like to be in the shelters unless it’s pouring and the wind is howling.
The cows, on the other hand, high-tail it to the barn as soon as the clouds roll up.
Hopefully we dry out soon.
In the meantime, I got to clean out my pantry–yeah! (It’s beautiful, I’ll be posting about it tomorrow!)
And I got to finish up ALL the kids laundry–can you believe it? The only thing in their hampers right this minute is their pjs from last night! Yeah!!
We’re in the last steps of simplifying their wardrobes down and now we’re at the point where we’re even purging things that fit because we just don’t need 14 long-sleeve monster truck tee shirts and 13 sets of pjs per person. I’ve got the boys into one dresser between the two of them, and their closet space and we’ll be tackling the Ladybug’s closet later this week. It’s so awesome to know that I will never get more than 2 loads behind because we only have 2 loads of clothes! (Well, kid clothes anyway. But baby steps!)
How do you limit your kids clothes? We’re shooting for 4 of each item, but we’re not quite there yet.