I realize it doesn’t look like a lot, but that is over two hours work to cut the wonder board and all the wooden boards. I installed them and leveled all the ledge boards that the tiles will sit on while the mastic sets up. I only had to add one permanent spacer board. I want the tile edges near the window to be perfectly lined up as the wooden window trim will be sitting on it. I plan on using a piece of discarded wooden trim that was the wrong width from when we sheathed the beams, seven years ago. I knew that piece of trim would come in handy eventually. I managed to squeeze in a little work on the kitchen before going to the paying job!
We got the weights for the two cows we had processed, their carcass weights were 341# and 326#. Perfect weight for what we want. Carcass weight is usually less than 50% of the live animal. Some animals and breeds give a better carcass weight/live weight ratio. Our sheep are over 50%. So one cow was sold. We won’t have beef again for approximately 22 months. On a plus note, in April there will be five breeding cows and three more newborn calves. The cow herd is growing slowly. It’s much cheaper to do it slow.