Monday, April 25, 2022

A Day in Chonkeyland

 I have lots to show you so let's get started.

Recently we went from more than a dusting of snow to 70 degrees within a couple of days.

See the white netting over the chicken run?  It's snow.  On top of the real netting.

We're trying our darnedest to follow recommended biosecurity to keep our girls safe from the avian flu.  So the bleach solution is at hand in the donkey barn. 

We need to spray those shoes/boots before entering the coop.  We have lots and lots of geese and ducks in our area with ponds galore and golf courses nearby.  And as you've probably heard the migrating waterfowl are bringing it into the area.  

I've read differing opinions on when it will be safe to let the girls free range again.  I actually think they're getting used to being homebound.

Marigold was squawking up a storm yesterday.  The reason for her ranting was unclear.

And then I stepped in and got Peggy Sue frazzled over picking a nesting box.

When I had the decency to step away she chose a different box.  Shame on me...

The official donkey manual requires that when donkeys get their (hot) slop all morsels are cleaned from the bowl.  Gabby is quite methodical with this chore and savors every minute.

Lastly I'm trying a new coop cleaning concoction.  The "recipe" called for either oranges or lemons soaked in white vinegar and marinated for about a month.  Throw in some cinnamon sticks and voila.

I just bottled mine on April 26, so that means I get to put off cleaning until May 26.  I'm no fool.

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