Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spring Cleaning, Fixing and Building!

I love spring! it's my favorite time of year! as i am sure it is for many people. These past few days me and my husband have been busy trying to make the front and backyard look nicer and more well...springy hehe
My husband has become quite the handy man with carpentry surprisingly! He had no idea he had it in him until one day i told him i need a dining room table and downloaded what seemed like a fairly easy design and step by step build-your-own table online and gave it to him. A week later he had made a great table, i love it! it's everything i have ever wanted my dining room table to be and it costs a quarter of what it would actually cost if we bought it done.
Then he did the dining room chairs and a walk in closet! Amazing husband really!!
This time he wanted to do a picnic table so he downloaded all the sizes and design and started and was done in 3 hours lol he got the hang of it and of course when it's time for painting and color choice then it's my job!
Here's a few pics to show you what i'm talking about hehe

Today we spent the morning building a sort of support for one of the roses we have that is just kind of bursting's trying to hang on the sides but it keeps falling over on the ground and well it needed some support. 

Feels great when you create something from nothing and we also bought these lovely roses for planting around the house. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sick Moos!!

It seems all i've been writing recently is bad news! WTH! i really hate this and seriously don't mean to make you all miserable :( but i don't know why all we have been going through recently is sad. Here's hopefully the last of the upsetting news i'll share...
Recently we have been hearing about this awful cow disease taking over the area and we were happy all our cows were healthy and not showing any signs. Then we did something quite dumb if i may say so myself and bought 2 new cows and Ta Da! one of them started showing signs of the disease a few days after we got her. She had unstable body temperature, lack of appetite and small wart looking like lumps on the udder amongst other areas (somewhat like cigarette burns) that develop to become quite big before eventually death.
Luckily my husband noticed the early signs and contacted all the vets he knew and was finally able to get a diagnosis (since no one had knows what it was and people were losing cattle left and right). It turned out to be Lumpy Skin Disease and can be treated yay!! so we directly started with the treatments and all the rest of the moos have been vaccinated and hopefully we dodged a bullet!
I really hope things start to look up for us. Again sorry for the pessimistic posts!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Dog accident

Today is a micro blog day. I really don't have much time which is why I am opting for the fast way!
We've been working on many ideas and I promise we will share in due time. Its quite interesting and I hope it works out!
Today was really sad as we have our first ever 3 legged dog :-( Gustav was in an accident and unfortunately the only way to save him was to cut off his leg. Poor thing he was in so much pain and we were so sad. But at least he will be ok!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Sick Chickens :(

This has not been the best week. The weather is changing daily from super hot to cold and so the cows and chickens are suffering.
We noticed last week a few sneezing chickens and so gave them the proper vitamins. A day or 2 later, a few of the chicks were found dead. Then a day later, it was like a massacre, there was almost 5 dead chicks and one big chicken. It's so sad when you care for and raise animals and this happens. We noticed a few symptoms and asked the vet who gave us a medicine for the case. We are treating them but still we are unsure about the causes and why this is happening. I'm in the process or doing my research hopefully we would not face this again. 
I told my husband not to get too depressed about the matter since we are new to the whole chicken raising thing and we will eventually get the hang of it. Till then, I hope we don't see any more poor dead chicks :(