I haven’t got a lot done lately because it has been so hot. It has been in the 90’s and rather muggy. It does not cold down too much at night because of the humidity. I have a four day weekend so hopefully I will get motivated to get some things done around the property.
Turkeys in their new smaller pen
View of the dogpen we are using for the hens
We put the water tank in the barn and put new PVC in so it will be easier to water the poultry. I really like this type of system. It use the weight of the water to stop the flow of water into the little bowls. Since the fittings to the waterers are brass if it freezes they will not break, however the PVC plumbing can and will. I was a little behind last fall and broke a pipe. We made it so the whole system can be drained for freezing weather. Well at least during most of the year I will not have to haul water 3-4 times to all of the animals. Later we will hopefully be able to bring a waterline from the second well to make the system more automatic and put a faucet near or in the barn.
Water tank system to water the poultry
Yahoo! The scented daylilies are blooming and so are the some of other ones.
My vegetable garden is also doing well. I have already harvested sugar and regular pea. The potatoes and carrots should be ready soon. All of the pumpkin, and melons are doing great. This year, since I have a real problem with squash bugs, I started spraying the pumpkins with bug spray when they started running or else I lose them before I know it. I also sprayed all of the other squash type plants.
Well tragic struck again. Somehow a raccoon got into the hen house and I cannot figure out how. Well anyway I lost 20 hens in the turmoil. I put the remaining hens inside a dog run in the main barn with the dogs loose to keep anything out of the barn. It worked last night and the dogs did not bark as much as usual which was great. I had to put the turkey in a smaller square kennel area but they are doing fine. They do not more around too much anyways.