• Kali Guenther

Things I didn't Share in the Last Post

Title says it all.

There was some other information that I didn't share in the last post, only because I feel like I couldn't tell you everything all at once. I think that's how this blogging is supposed to work.


I shared the whole goat information wayy late. There was another huge addition that happened even before the last post. I won't drag this one on like the last post.


Well, there is actually 2 big things, and they both happened in the same weekend.


DUCKS AND PIGS!


I was originally supposed to start with 4 ducks, then it grew to 6, and I ended up with 9.

So I guess duck math is the same as chicken math. Either way, I'm happy, and I want more. Dave thinks I should of stopped after the 8th chicken. BUT, here we are, 27 chickens, 9 ducks and a happy Kali.




OKAY, the next thing, PIGS. Plural. Managed to get Dave to say yes. Once I got the okay, never ask again. I picked up the 2 cutest potbellied pigs, named Hank and Penelope. YES I bring them in the house at night, because they're too cute and little to keep outside. NO we will not be eating them.



Hank and Penny (Penelope) will be staying outside with the goats during they day, because I also do have a job for them, as well as the goats.


Not sure if this horrendous plant is anywhere else really in the world, but it is very much abundant in Nova Scotia.


Japanese Knotweed.


The worst plant there is, hardest thing to get rid of and multiplies at the bat of an eye.

SO, the little goaties are there to eat this stupid things, while the little piggies do their duty to root up all the roots from them to stop them from growing.

Was there easier ways to get rid of these plants? Yeah probably. But what better excuse to get animals, and when people ask why, Well, they have a job! No on questions it.


This is what the area looked like before I put that little barn in the back. Couldn't even see the ground or past it at all.



This is what it looks like in the fall, winter and spring. UGLY. We just started clearing out all the dead stuff at this point to try and start fresh before it started growing again.

You can dig up the clumps, but any root system that is left over will root out and sprout more.


The worst plant there is, hardest thing to get rid of and multiplies at the bat of an eye.

SO, the little goaties are there to eat this stupid things, while the little piggies do their duty to root up all the roots from them to stop them from growing.

Was there easier ways to get rid of these plants? Yeah probably. But what better excuse to get animals, and when people ask why, Well, they have a job! No on questions it.



Well, I didn't mean to add in this whole section about the knotweed, but hey, the more you know about how much work we've had to put in to get where we are.

I'll add more about the piggies and ducks as they grow, especially on the Instagram page!


I didn't have an updated picture of the whole area, so here's one showing a cleared area and where the barn now sits where all that knotweed was before.





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