Last May I was blessed to be able to help on set of Mitosis. It was released last week and is available for free viewing via Youtube. Want to know what it’s about? It’s a 15 minute short film about how one person’s decision has the possibility of affecting millions of people.
I was going to get this up a while back, but for the past two weeks I’ve had a cold thing and just had enough energy to do what I had to. Anyways, two weeks and two days ago, Dad, Mom, and I took a trip across the state boarder and came back with five new farm additions:
Believe it or not, these things are not sheep, but goats. Angora goats to be specific. It’s hard to tell the difference from a distance, but up close you see that although they may have the hair of a sheep, they have the head of a goat.
They are supposed to be sheared twice a year: spring and fall. They had the fall shearing in August, so come February, we’ll see what laughs we get when I attempt shearing….
I got tired of waiting for Kyle to build me a hay rack, so I just did it instead. I didn’t have to buy and wood or screws to build it, but I did end up borrowing this saw thingy (that’s about as technical as I get) from a friend. It helped me cut the boards at an angle.
And yes, the boards that make up the rack are a bit crooked. I really didn’t follow instructions. The plans were for a rack that used Premier 1 supplies. Of course, I didn’t want to have to buy anything so I just looked at the pictures and designs. Also, this is my first project I have done without Kyle or Dad being the brains behind it. Actually, Kyle didn’t do anything and Dad just cut a few boards when he got home from work. Kayla helped me the most by standing on the boards I was cutting, holding boards I was screwing, and that type of stuff.
Right now, I have it up against the wall, but if my herd grows, I can pull it out and use both sides. I think that it will be able to feed four goats/sheep on each side for a total of eight animals. If I need more, I can take the plywood off the side and tweak it to feed, maybe, a dozen.