It snowed yesterday and then rained all night. I of course had not taken the fence out of the creek crossings yet. I had been talking about it for the last two weeks and just never seemed to get around to it. This morning while it was still dark I told Annmarie I was going to have to come home early and get those fences out of the back runoff creek.
As I was headed out of work early this afternoon, a coworker texted to remind me I was going to show him around the farm so he could come out and shoot coyotes. I had of course forgotten this and had told him he would need to send me said reminder but this dovetailed nicely with me needing some help to get the panels out of the back creek.
My Doppelgänger came out and proceeded to help me pull the panels out of the now raging back creek. It has rained 0.68 inches in the last 24 hours and has rained 5.63 inches since Jan 1, 2020. We used to get 12” of rain annually.
We pulled the fence out of multiple crossings and at one point I noticed my Doppelgänger was bleeding all over the fence. He managed to cut himself on the very first piece of panel we moved. This did not slow him down and I managed to not fall into the rampaging creek. I escorted him over the property and showed him where the coyotes were most likely to be hiding and were it was safe to shoot.
Best last minute didn’t know they were gonna help, help I have ever had. I would have been at it for at least a couple of hours trying to wrestle those panels out of the runoff by myself. On the way back to the house we stopped off at the barn and Mr Doppelgänger and his girlfriend helped me feed the sheep while they played with the lambs. Lamb snuggles are worth the wait.
My baby chickens have not been liking the rain and have started to protest and not lay eggs. They need to just get over it and start laying consistently.