Monday, April 8, 2013
Had to fly spray the horses Saturday night. The wind finally died, and they were shaking their heads, stamping and rubbing their faces on each other and anything handy. Friday and the majority of Saturday, flies were not a problem. Any flies not hiding out were heading straight for another state courtesy of the Mother Nature express.
Friday evening the wind was so bad I left the horses up in the big pasture overnight. It was roaring so loudly in the trees that I couldn't hear to tell if there was any traffic coming, and they had the pre-storm spooks. I walked up, watched them jitter around, and decided the better part of valor was not insisting on walking four kites on strings down a road when another semi might be coming (we met one Friday morning and had to make a quick detour into the ditch).
I had plans for Saturday afternoon - getting the electric up around the big pasture. Got everything in the truck, got to my designated starting point and realized two things. I'd forgotten nails which I needed for the insulators, and I didn't have the right kind of clips for the steel posts. Grrrr! And of course, everything was already closed for the weekend.
On the plus side of the column, the new hose I picked up earlier in the week was long enough to reach from the hydrant to the horse tank without being too long, but the stuff I got to patch the tank was not the right combination so I ended up shoving my glove/nail combo back in to stop the leak. At least it's still holding water. Then there was a dead possum in the cow tank Uck which once spotted I couldn't just leave there.... Have to wonder, was it the one I saw last week?
Looks like storms on and off around here for the next couple days. Which is okay, because we (still) need rain. This morning we have 52' and a sort of foggy mist so everything's dripping some. I finally unhooked the tank heater. It's been unplugged for the last couple of weeks anyway, so probably time to get it packed up and stored until winter comes back.
Any-hoo, not much going on around here - I have an interview this afternoon, my first nibble. Not a lot of jobs around here unless you're in health care or over-the-road truck driving, or have mechanical skills in areas I'm lacking. Fingers crossed!