I just wanted to post to see what's going on:
Anita & Jari: How is the sale of the house going, many people looking at it? Any expressed interest?
Charlie & Machelle: Where have you been, what's been going on?
Dave & Jody: what is going on around your house?
Liz: Haven't heard from you on the blog.
Haven't heard from Gary - don't know that he has access to it.
Laurie - haven't heard from you in a while.
Ivan & Missi - how are the wedding plans coming? Ivan - are you back out on the golf course yet?
Jen: Where have you been? Would be nice to hear from you on here as well. Do you have access now working for Charlie?
Here's a Heather update:
I went to an auction on Saturday, no llama for me. Shawn doesn't want me to get one, I'm going to, but have to fence in more land first. Will try to find one around here so it will be easier to haul. I did buy 3 more goats. The sad part is that one of them looked sickly last night and was dead this morning. I guess sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. The rest of the goats seem to be healthy. Will be trying to buy more soon. Am possibly going to be putting 2 of the goats in an auction soon and see what they go for.
We are getting 100 chickens tomorrow, so worked this weekend on cleaning out the chicken coop. Have to insulate it and put more plywood on to finish up the inside tonight. Then, on Wednesday, we get 20 more chickens, but those will be laying, so we can proudly hang a sign at the end of the driveway - "fresh eggs for sale". We were talking to a guy the other day who's theory I agree with. There is no money in any one animal unless you have a lot of money to make it huge. We don't. So, he says, you need to have a little of everything. We are working on it: cattle, horses, goats, chickens (butcher and laying), and we will see what comes next. Probably get a couple pigs this summer to raise for a month and then butcher to sell.
Is anyone interested in buying pork? Beef? chicken? Let me know as we will be taking orders
I've also begun biking again. Last week on Monday I went 6 miles, Wednesday - 15 miles, Friday 16 miles. Didn't go over the weekend due to the auction and rainy weather. Am hoping to leave work early today to get to Hibbing to buy a bike and then go for a bike ride tonight. Probably can't go for too long, but at least do some miles.
Anyone have any big plans for the summer? Are Lauri and Elsie coming? If so, when? Should I try to rent Kaleva Hall for a get together?
Take care everyone!!