Another exciting week here on the Knucklehead Ranch! New chicks, homes for the kittens, sewing projects, new chick enclosure, gravel and dirt for the driveway, and plans for summer excursions. And one awesome goat hoof trimming event.
If you recall, we had four kittens born in the goat barn a couple of months ago. I found new homes for the barn kittens and baby chicks took their place. A couple of nice families took the kitties and now they will have a good home instead of being wild feral cats. I haven’t seen the momma cat for a while. She does her own thing and is very skittish.
I have seven new baby chicks, Rhode Island Reds. They are currently residing in the bathtub. It isn’t clear yet if I have roosters or hens. I am in the process of building them a new enclosure. It isn’t perfect but will give them a safe place to grow. My little dogs are hard on small critters(rabbits, cats, squirrels, etc.).
My female pygmy goat has needed her hooves trimmed for ages. Have you tried to catch a goat on one and a half acres! Not so easy. A friend came over to help. The best part was when he got out a lasso and roped her. It was the coolest thing ever. I held her horns and he trimmed her hooves. It was all done in about five minutes(after we caught her).
I’ve been working on a small purse or zipper bag. The “pockets-a-plenty purse” pattern is from So Sew Easy. I love those ladies over there. The pattern is for sale on their website at soseweasy.com. This purse is a bit more difficult to construct due to all the zippers and pockets. It also has some hand sewing on the trim. I made one exactly like the pattern and instructions on their video. However, I am going to modify it a bit so I don’t have to hand sew. My hand stitching just isn’t that neat. I think it turned out really cute though. It will make a great little makeup bag, or evening out purse.
My neighbor brought his tractor over and spread out the gravel I purchased from Sunroc. We are trying to get the driveway and ramp up to the garage packed and level. It will be awesome to put my truck inside over the winter. Imagine getting into a vehicle that isn’t covered in snow and ice first thing in the morning. Hoorah!
The wind has been blowing so terribly here in Southern Utah that there hasn’t been much progress getting the Fabral Sheeting on the outside of the garage. The metal is really dangerous in the wind. So only the sides of the garage are done. I’m waiting on the fellas to have a good day with no wind to finish the gable ends. The windows and doors are installed on the upper level.
More information to come next week about the happenings on the Knucklehead RAnch