I have been ill for several days. I contracted the plague from my lovely spouse after she violated my quarantine protocols. They are still a work in progress but obviously not strict enough. Yesterday, I finally ventured out of the house to feed the animals. Every time I enter the hay room I always wonder if there is enough hay to make it through the winter. Every single time I feed this thought passes through my mind. It is gonna be close.
My barn roof has a leak. Luckily, the leak was over the steps leading to the upper walkway. I am not sure why there is a leak. I may have not overlapped the roofing correctly. It may be that after four days of rain my reused roofing just wasn’t up to the task. I am not going to know until this summer because I am not crawling up on the roof until then, no matter how much leaking occurs. The sheep were glad to see me. They are taming right down. I can walk through them and pet about half of them without bribing them with food. I even managed to get a hand on the ram. He is not into being touched. The horses are now used to being locked up every night. The separated heifers and two meat cows are behaving themselves. The bull has not managed to get back in with them.
All of these things are good. We purchased all the new kitchen counter and backsplash tiles. I should get started in a couple of weeks.