I am challenged daily by how much I don’t know about living on a more rural, larger property – how to change a riding mower tire, ferment chicken food, put the chainsaw chain back in it’s track, etc. I’m always amazed if I figure it out, usually by a combination of the internet and trial and error over weeks.
For example, my first try at fermenting chicken feed made the kitchen smell TERRIBLE and the tall glass jar was awkward. Today I’m using a food grade bucket and putting it right into the garage. In this 90+ weather I think it will ferment sooner than 4 days. I will set out another batch in 2 days and so on. Fermented grains are touted as be nutritionally better and less waste.
But trimming Rosie? There’s a reason people get training for dog-grooming. I’m sure she’ll look better when We redo it next month and in the meantime she’ll be cooler. Poor thing. Next up: placing chain-link over chicken coop windows without dropping the hammer on anyone.