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Back in Business

October 23rd, 2014

YAY – we’re back in business. The internet is up and running, well, sort of. No wifi, I think the one of the devices got zapped with the lightning strike. It’s been a bit of a crazy week, no down time with not internet. For starters, I’ve been having to run down to our local library to get on the internet, so I park outside and e-mail and get work done quickly. I’ve been taking two trips down there every day. Yesterday morning when I got home I noticed the pig fence was bowled over, then I realized the pigs were out – OH NO!!!
pigs (1)
I fixed the fence and realized there was no charge. When I checked on the charger I realized it had blown up, literally – GREAT. So I quickly rerouted the pig fence so I could hook it into the charger in the chicken coop, thank goodness it was still working. Then I opened up a gate and called for the piggos. They came running and went right in, this is when training animals to a specific dinner call comes in handy! Back inside the fence I heard one of them get a few good zaps and then I went on to the chicken coop. Luckily they didn’t do much damage while they were out either, lots of walking and sniffing.
Chickens 3
Then I found a weasel had made it inside the electric fence there and had killed my favorite hen – GRRRRR. This means WAR pesky weasel!!!! Then a few minutes later the internet service guy came up the drive and got my internet partly working – YAY. At least now I’m semi back in business, no laptop work, but that’s OK. I can now work and of course most importably BLOG! and of course research how to get rid of that pesky weasel! When it rains it pours it pours, because it’s pretty much been raining the entire time this has been happening.

How has your week been?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.