Were gettin 4 duck eggs a day outta the group. Probably no goose eggs till the spring but were planning to breed the Pekins, mallards and the geese. The boy goose (Moose as we call him) is so loud! I know our neighbors have to hate us.
We heard that there is going to be a hay shortage this year due to the fires in Texas. We are already seeing the prices climb where we usually get our hay so we found a hook up at decent prices for organic, non-sprayed alfalfa hay delivered since we have a wimpy trailer. There are over 100 bales stuffed in the car port up to the ceiling. We lined the outside with plastic over the hay to keep it dry and wood sheets to keep the wind from tearing the plastic up. Those bales weigh 60 pounds... not really too heavy but after heaving that many that high, it left us pretty sore and with hay in every possible clothing crevice. On the plus side we won't have to go out for hay all winter long. The day after stacking it all, I came only a couple of feet from getting nailed by a rattler next to the carport. I'm so glad they have rattles or else he would have got me for sure (first one we've seen here). I ran inside and grabbed my 9mm handgun thinking it would do the trick. Apparently snakes laugh at bullets because after emptying my clip he was still coiled and ready to strike. It was off to get the trusty shovel. After watching one too many Bear Grylls episodes, I knew to bury the head since it still remains poisonous long after. The head was still trying to bite long after the removal. This was a bionic snake! The weirdest thing I've ever seen. I love Bear Grylls but at no point was I tempted to take a bite outta the sucker. Diana is a good cook so no need for the extra protein energy :p
My Dad came out to visit from Washington D.C. and we decided to have a family day out and try something different. We went to Dragon Man's out by Schriever AFB. It was a blast. They have so much to do. He has the cheapest ammo in town, plus a store full of guns on the wall and even a museum of military weapons that is a 2 hour tour for $10. Even a 35 acre paint ball arena with a dirt bike track as well. The museum was closed due to the media being there filming. We're trying to find out when it will air on T.V. since we were on camera a number of times. What a great day out. Videos coming hopefully in the next 20 minutes. We all had ear plugs in but every time the 50 caliber sniper rifles went off it made you jump. That is one powerful weapon. Unfortunately our camera do't do the sound justice at all. Right click and choose to watch the videos on You Tube for the captions and explanati0ns.