The first few days have been a bit rocky, with local neighbors scaring us with stories of Forestry Police coming and arresting locals to do with land disputes, sick animals, leaking roofs and mouldy feed. Apparently farming means a lifetime of consistent problems! Thankfully we delved into God's words and promises and walked out the other end stronger, more confident and even more excited. Unfortunately when I get excited I tend to bite off more than I can chew. That's why I married a very handy man and he has very handy helpful friends!
So this last week we have started a new chicken coop which will have a house and a large free range area. Our chickens need somewhere to roost and lay their eggs, as currently they are sleeping in trees or on the ground and its an Easter Egg hunt every day if you want to eat eggs. The chickens have already outsmarted us as we have just found 3 mother hens already sitting on their eggs. They are very sneaky and like long grass! Looks like in 3 weeks we'll have a bunch of baby chicks running around too.
While in Australia we were able to purchase a solar powered electric fence kit, and the boys are getting it set up today. Apparently its not working just yet as they put a goat in and it ran straight through the wire. Now they have asked me to read the manual. Hopefully in the next few days we can get a few of the stronger goats and the pigs out to be free range!
The fish are doing great. Charlotte and I love going and feeding them. Both breeds will need another 3 months or so before being fully grown.
Back to biting off more than I could chew - Some friends of ours up near the Burma border contacted us about some animals that were not being well cared for, and they wanted us to buy them. It included goats, ducks and turkeys. Well I can never turn down neglected animals or a bargain, so I guess I need to introduce you to some new animals.
It is well with my soul.