The power company is coming sometime next week to change out one of their poles that is of course in the farthest paddock where I will have to take down netting to be able to open a set of double gates to let them in. It will only be for a single day and I can move the sheep into one of our smaller paddocks for the day. I need to pull Maisy away from the sheep anyway since we may start having lambs as early as the 7th of September. I love Maisy but she has a habit of trying to adopt a lamb which of course doesn't work out well. The first year that we had bottle lambs was because she took the lambs and cleaned them off so by the time the lambs were ready to latch on to their Mommas, they no longer had the ewes scent so we wound up with them. We have our lambing paddock pretty secure so it's safer to have the ewes lamb with no dogs around.
We picked a bunch of green beans today and we're in the process of canning them. It looks like we will get between 8 & 10 quarts. That's pretty good since we have been picking regularly for awhile now.
The little 6000 BTU AC unit on our porch is acting up so we ordered one similar as a replacement. We have had that thing for almost 8 years and it gets some heavy use in the summer. Lance and Sassy sleep out there at night plus keeping the porch cool keeps the adjoining kitchen a whole lot more comfortable. We're guessing it would cost almost as much to get it fixed as buying a new one and it would still be 8 years old.
I'm making a big batch of eggplant Parmesan and need to look it up to see how it freezes since there is so much. Worst case we can call the neighbor and see if they like eggplant.
Except that if things were made well they should last lots longer than 8 years!
I should find some wood to knock on, the washer and dryer are 10 years old and still functioning. The kitchen appliances are 9 and also still working. Then there is the 1931 cook stove, still working fine after 91 years. Of course there isn't much of anything that can go wrong, the only "moving" parts are the gas valves, no electronics to go bad.
I needed some air in one of my mowers tires and when I aired it up, I could feel air coming out of the side wall. That tire is one of the original tires and had been patched so many times that it was due to be replaced. I went and picked up a replacement and saw an indicator as to how prices are going up. I replaced the other front tire a little over a year ago for $32 but the new identical tire was $58.
CO-OP had it listed in their computer for $32 but they didn't have any on hand so that listing was probably old. They did mount the one I bought at TSC but didn't charge me anything. I told the manager that this was the 5th or 6th time they had mounted a tire for free but he said we make up for as often as I go there. There are some nice things about living in a small town.