We've had several WWOOF'rs come and help on the farm. Drew came and helped put in the electric fence in the woods. It's been too hot and overwhelming to finish the tensile fence so we just dropped back and put in electric. The goats are happy and so am I. Thanks, Drew!
Danielle just left after close to a week. She took some great pictures (I never have time or enough pocket room to take my camera or pictures) - thanks Danielle!
I bought two llamas at the last Veedersburg sale. I think I overspent, but am fairly happy with my purchase. They were used to goats and I think one will go to my friend's house to help protect HER goats. They prefer to be in at least pairs, but we'll see how they get along.
We got one of the hogs butchered - Slim Barrow - and got his component parts to the folks I traded for a computer. I think they'll be pleased but Fat Barrow is pretty leery of me right now... He misses his brother, I'm sure, but Slim Barrow lived a great life and his passing was as humane as I could possibly manage. Thanks, Slim Barrow.
Other pigs: n Agni and Murphy are in a pen together, bonding. Prudence the tiny gilt is in the barn getting handled regularly so she's more friendly. I'm not too impressed with her structure, but she's small and has a opinionated attitude I like.
I'm logging off part of the woods - it's time and it funded the pricey hay we have here in Indiana this year (and most other parts of the country as well). I hope to have enough to fund a new, tin roof as well. I'll post pictures of same when it happens.
I also bought a young mare mule. She put me strongly in mind of Raven the Standardbred with her seal brown coloration. She's just two, but miles further in her training than Cyrus who has YET to be saddled. It makes me a bit nervous with the hay situation but I have faith.
I also bought some Khaki Campbell ducks and two Pekin ducks. They're very happy to be turned out into a pen and are gloriously splashing about in their "pond."
Due to the late frosts and drought, we have no fruit on the trees. No pecans, no apples, nothing. I do think I saw 3 or 4 pears on the Bosc tree, but the drought may get them yet.
On to some pics!