The wood pile is dwindling at a rather alarming rate. Anyone want to lay odds on whether it will make it to Spring?
I've been disappointed with the wood this year. All those little round pieces burn hot, but don't hold a fire long and much of the larger stuff is riddled with rot so it too burns up fast. It's why I have had trouble keeping things warm enough while I am gone to work and why it is not likely going to be enough to last out the season. Quite annoying.
The "extra" hay shed is empty. There were 150 bales in here....
I've only just started on the main hay storage though, so I think we're good. IF I managed to count correctly, there are about 210 bales in here.
These bales are a lot heavier too so I think everybody gets to keep eating. Especially as I have noticed Emma and Tessa both getting rather alarmingly pudgy, I need to figure out a way to limit consumption a bit more. It's hard to believe given how cold it has been and that they eat all of their hay out of a net with one inch holes. I am not sure what else I can do to limit intake other than make them go without for a while each day, which I really don't want to do. It's not good for them and with a big snowstorm and more deep cold coming in tomorrow, I don't have the heart.
My giant bale of straw is about 2/3 gone and I am not sure if I can get more. The farmer told me he would save another bale for me, but I don't see any way of getting one of those monsters into the barn with deep snow. It does not seem to have helped with the weight issue anyway so I am not sure it is worth the effort and expense. I think I'll spend the money on some more firewood instead and try to take the herd for more walks.