Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Chickens Out & About / Dog Training / Pond Cleaning
I planned to be out side much of the day & since it was a beautiful day I left the chicken's out to roam about in the little wooded area behind their chicken coop. They enjoyed scratching & cackling. Not sure that is a word. You can see how much they have grown since we got them.
Yesterday I started dog training. My goal was to train the dog not to enter any of entry way's in the rock bed. I sprayed the rock's & the entry ways with vinegar. It did not work. The dog seemed to like the taste of vinegar because he just licked it. Today I put wire across the entry way's. He was out side the rock's.
The wire seemed to be keeping the dog outside the rock's. This made me a happy gardener. All was safe.
I drained the pond today for the spring cleaning. Lot's of muck & leaves were in the bottom. To my surprise an area has bowed in since we filled the pond last fall. The tub from the chicken brooder the boy's & I made worked fine for holding the fish.
Crystal clear water ready for water plants when all danger of frost is past. I am in a hurry. For now those glints of orange surface & dive in the rippling water.
As I looked up from the pond after finishing up what did I see but the four legged monster inside the rock's. So much for the wire he just went under it. Well I lowered the wire another notch in the fence post. Now he will have to practice the limbo to get in. Even if he learn's to stay out after the wire is removed I think he will just roam right through the entry way's while his pet my Hubby is home. I wish the vinegar would have done the trick. Hubby has no sense of smell.
I found another pattern for a doll in one of my pattern book's that I have cut out & started to sew. I am working on it at night between picking up the kid's when they get off work. Gas has went up to $3.99 a gallon this week. Lucas pumped in $26.00 worth & that got us a little less than half a tank. Laken & Lucas are both learning to budget for gas to go to & from work from their pay check's. I am glad they both have job's close home. I must be off to pick Lucas up from work so I will close wishing you all a good night's rest.
Blessing's Til Next Time!