Who cares that Mike had a birthday? That’s a good question. But people have no been following me online now since 1999, that’s 21 years, and I know some like to know what’s going on with me.
So I am going to ask you. Do you care? Do you like posts like this or are they just clutter and a waste of your time? Post a comment below and let me know.
I started my birthday hanging out with two of my best friends, Finnegan and Fergus! During the winter, especially when it’s cold I just add more straw to their Little Underground House rather than cleaning it out and then adding fresh straw. I like to think that having a layer of 8 to 10 inches of straw/manure on the floor is actually a source of heat for them.
Anyway, it was a warm day and I knew there were at least 6 bales of dirty straw and manure in their house so it was time to clean it out. That works out to about 3 cubic yards of material for the compost pile. That’s plenty for one episode of stall mucking.
It was a rainy day and I can tell you one thing for sure. Fergus does not do rain! On a rainy day as you’ll see in these pictures it’s not unusual for Finnegan to have a soaking wet head and front shoulders because he stands and looks out the door in the rain. But Fergus, on a rainy day, he’s always bone dry. He does not do rain!
Their house is only 8′ by 8′ and since it was raining they decided to come in the house and help me! It becomes challenging because it’s a small space and they have combined eight legs. Makes it difficult to get anything on the pitch fork and I spend most of my day pushing them this way or that way.
Then they tend to stand under the bucket of the front end loader as I toss the waste material into the bucket and they get showered with dirty straw and manure. You can see it all over their backs in these photos.
But they love fresh straw in their house so it’s a big deal for them.
Later that day Kevin and Grace had us over for dinner for my birthday and we got to hang out with the grand kids! Duston and his family are in Texas now so we don’t get to see them as often, but were headed down that way soon. Remind me to post so photos!
This is also a reminder that we have at least one of more events each year for Our Members, We call them Backyard Growers Shindigs and they are a blast!
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