It has been a slow week on the farm and we will most likely have several more slow weeks due to other commitments.
Last Sunday Donald was able to take one of the wheels off of the John Deere L118 and Debbie took it to the repair shop this past week. They repaired a loose valve stem and slimed the tire (we are slowly trying to get all of our equipment tires slimed - it is the best invention since ... who knows what, all we know is that it slimed tires do not lose air). We have a great lube and oil shop we have been using for many years (ever since we started coming to Oklahoma). The shop is JNB Tires in Poteau, Oklahoma, and they have treated us very well. They are always available for emergencies and do not limit their work to automobiles (cars and trucks) but have been very helpful on our equipment as well.
Saturday, Donald got the wheel back on the L118 and was able to get out and mow the back yard and the upper half of the front yard. Unfortunately he could not do the lower half as it was too wet and he would have spent more time spinning tires than getting any mowing done.
Right now our priorities are the chickens and getting everything ready for the delivery of the turkeys. The turkeys should be in by mid-May.
The chickens are doing great. They are starting to realize that they are getting put to bed about 7:30 p.m. and are starting to go into the hen house themselves (of course, just when they get used to the time, we will change it). Recently, they have come running out in the morning when their door is opened.
|Chickens - First Thing in the Morning|
|They have quite a bit of room to roam|
The weather was beautiful this weekend and we hope to start getting caught up on the farm.
Until next time,
Blessings from Baker Heritage Farms
"And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." Genesis 1:24