No doubt fall is upon us now. We’ve had several heavy frosts. This week is modern gun season for deer in KY.. I decided not to hunt this year soÂ I can stay on top of construction of the poultry houses. I’ve heard a lot less shots this year than in the past. The deer population has been hit with a disease spread by biting gnats. I’ve heard a lot are being found dead. Hopefully the frost and colder weather will send the gnats packing. Unfortunately it will do the same to all but the hardiest of flowers. The leaves are really falling now as the winds have picked up. Fall is strange with it’s temperatures varying. Yesterday the wind was out of the south and temps climbed up to 70. Today the wind is calm, but a few sprinkles and clouds have really kept the temps down. The forecast is for a cold front behind these sprinkles.
Construction continues on the poultry houses. It’s odd to see them rise from the ground. So far rain has not been a setback except for today. Really no rain to speak of, just enough to keep them from pouring concrete. So far the contractors have been very busy. Most of the time they are working form daylight until after dark. The kids have been thrilled by all the equipment that is around. Unfortunately BJ has not been so thrilled. Just something about concrete trucks at 6:40 am on Saturday she can’t come to grips with. We have talked to a contractor about moving the doublewide. I was amazed at what it costs to move one of those things. I bet we’ll spend pretty close to $10,000 by the time everything is unhooked, moved, and re-hooked. It seems that finding someone to remove the freon from the heat and air unit is going to hold us back.
With no rain the grass has completely stopped growing. Which has meant feeding hay to the horses and goats. Right now they are getting a roll a week. Besides feeding the hay. I’ve used the loader on the 6000 this week for lots of dragging and moving. I’ve been tryin to level out some rough places in the pastures and keep water from getting inside the doors on the barns. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 truckloads of gravel have been spread so far. A lot of it was spread by the truck, but it still left some for me to get. I got my culvert in below the barn and started putting down gravel. At the moment I am out of gravel. I need to have a couple more loads delivered for driveways and heavy use areas. Overall though I have gotten quite a bit of cleanup done.
Well as always there is tons to do, so I better go do it. Be sure to check back soon and check out the pics I’ve added! Thanks for reading!