How many hours are in a day?

Time has certanly slipped away from me, as I realized it has been quite some time since I have posted to our website. We have recently added to our farm property and have been busy moving the animals around and fencing. The cattle and sheep are all at the new property in some very lush grass, eating away! We have almost completed the perimeter fence repair and will start with our cross fencing soon to make it easier to rotate the animals on to fresh pasture. The cattle are in an open field and the sheep are in the electric net fencing.

Moving water for irrigation is a chore all in its own. 3" irrigation pipe that comes in 20' sections gets moved two times per day to make long sections for irrigation. We are covering quite a bit of ground with the pipe, but also hope to be able to expand our coverage soon. Decided to start wearing some rain gear when we are in the sprinkler section, as I got pretty drenched yesterday when fixing some fence near a sprinkler line.

Our son Matt has been mowing the berry bushes to encourage more grass to grow. He broke the front bucket of the tractor a couple days ago trying to move a tree, so spent most of Tuesday welding and repairing the damage. He is planning on getting back in to the pasture today to hit the bushes again while it is cool.

I know that I have the same amount of hours in the day as everyone else. Sometime I wish for more hours in the day, but also know that I would probably fill those hours with more to do

5 comments (Add your own)

1. Tuliane wrote:
You don't give an idea about how big a dog your puppy will turn into, you may have to take into account, with a fence, that you are going to need one tall egnuoh for the dog not to be able to leap over later.I considered chain link, to keep the neighbours cats from using my veggie patch as a litter tray, but it proved too expensive. I've gone for a net cloche if you're not familiar with them they're a little like polytunnels but have netting over them rather than plastic or fleece. They keep birds from pecking at the too. When you want to work on the veggies you just remove the netting for a while. Mine is about 4ft at apex and fits quite well into a similar sized garden as yours. It also has the benefit that I will be able to replace the netting with a fleece when the weather turns colder in the autumn, and I'm hoping to prolong my growing periods that way.

Fri, May 4, 2012 @ 4:20 AM

2. Soufiane wrote:
Sure Lynn, how about you slip off to BC where you can grown things year round. Then seruce a half acre of beautful land and start a farm. .Anyway, I'm happy for you, looks like you've got some good room to grow there. .although I thought it rained all the time there?Best of luck.

Fri, May 4, 2012 @ 6:36 PM

3. Marie wrote:
The BEST would be a chain link fence, it is durable, woteherproaf, allows air circulation, sunshine etc and at the same time will keep animals of all kinds out.

Fri, May 4, 2012 @ 8:58 PM

4. Rody wrote:
Sir, I am in eager to cultivate emu farimng in my home town near nagapattinam ,tamilnadu. i would like start with 10 pairs of 3 month chicks at 5000 sft. Please help how to develop the emu farm from starting including feedsThanks

Thu, October 4, 2012 @ 12:23 PM

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