Friday, December 4, 2015

dec 4 2015
winter approacheth-- the %^&*  snow moths are out in droves...  every once in a while it looks like a blizzard--must be they hatch in batches of 40000 at once and go away... and is the biggest reason not to locate any outside light near a door...
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  steve's  charlie was/is? ill-- no temp  but vomiting strange colored stuff- so we took him ot george-- who gave him a shot-- no more vomit...-  but we still don't know why...  today may tell us  when the bloodwork comes bck and teh shot wears off...  between the 2....
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big news of the day--- the tractor comes back today.....with doors... which means i can escape my desk and go  out and play with  my mental blocks -- pushing them around in the heated comfort of the tractor.-- at least the tractor does not play  handels messiah endlessly because for some reason my car is attached to my phone which talks to my computer  - which we all know --has a mind of it's own and likes  handels messiah..

for those of you just dying to hear about tractors......our kabota  has 2  THINGS that stick out front.... which screw onto the front bucket... we use these as fork lifts to unload the purina pallets....it just barely lifts them... -- but it does..  welllllllll....... i am told they make the same arraingement with an angled plow to push snow around without having to take off the front bucket--- which as we all know-- the bucket was all that worked last year-- you can not push plow  snow that is 2 feet deep...but if i get out every 4 to 6 inches, i can roar around and clear a path to at least get the place open for volunteers and staff...  then remove that plow and bucket the lumps out of the way by undo-ing only 2 screws..... mind you darn big screws-- but screws...

the next problem is-- the screwy plow is not in till the end of next week---and i want the tractor back --- like now....so that means a truck trip to ayer next week--- which is not too far from acton-- where a CP  has a "this end up" wooden sofa for us to pick up-  they are at least in the same direction...  i think the plow is 6 feet  plus stuff-- and the sofa is 3 x 4 feet....somehow it has to fit in the shortened bed of the 150 ford.     
the trailer deal fell apart.. so  the tractor will be coming home on their trailer.
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the other big news is grace said to bring on the rooster...  a neighbor ( the one who cuts my hair in the office when i get looking too messy....)  had to get rid of it...  we should  be able to manage-- this being a farm- can get stretched a bit..-- i do have a sign on the hill facing the "new" development --"this is a working farm-- it smells, is noisy  and animals reproduce"-- so the rooster shold  be ok...  we will see,

and at some point the new animal control officer in ipswich should be coming by to inspect-- which has to be done once a year...since this is into december... procrastination comes to mind- 

i hope to get the back doors done today and get these dogs re-arrainged...  i didn't even see my dogs yesterday---.
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bailey got the basket for the second time yesterday-- grand ole gal that she is...  she is feeling better...
and that basket--- when we turned it over to mend the holes with duct tape,  there is a label from teh steadman kids... 4/14/14-- no wonderi it was wearing thin...
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Some local people have asked if they can buy the calendar at "retail" rather than online (postage), so here's a possible cut and paste for DD...

If you live in the Ipswich area and are looking to buy SDP stuff directly, check out the Betsy Frost Pop-Up Shop, 4 Elm Street, through December 31;---- see the SDP table at the Ascension Church Christmas Bazaar, 31 County Street, this Saturday Dec. 5th, 9am-2pm.
----or come to  CraZy AcrEs farm 37 boxford rd.. Ipswich  

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