I am still lookin' for those pictures - my myriad of rabbit tracks are now interspersed with tiny Chickadee tracks, grey squirrel tracks (don't mention that last one to Scrappy - he HATES squirrels) and dog tracks. I was looking for any sign of predator tracks that would explain the rabbit hootenanny of yesterday morning, but not a one did I see. While it would be fun to put a video camera out there to capture it all, sometimes it's better to just capture it with your imagination! I hear faint banjo and fiddle music, little gingham dresses and blue jeans....
It took me most of my precious morning hours to re-rig my jerry-rigged electrical system (using the term very loosely) to the chickens. While I am not quite sure, I believe I've fixed it. I'll find out tonight when I check their waterer. I have decided that, if it's not fixed, I will give up and just haul their waterer in every night and back out every morning. It is not worth the aggravation of trying to fix something I just don't "get". That being, anything electrical. My skills are limited to putting cords on lamps and very basic stuff.
I think what we are in need of here - the "we" being single, female farmers - is a how-to book that includes the basics of electrical work and plumbing. I did not learn these things at my daddy's knee. My daddy kept waiting for boys to be born with whom to share his fix-it wisdom. After three girls, they gave up trying, but those basic handyman skills were never imparted. I've just been flailing along all these - um - so many years. If I ever share my homestead with a mister, it will have to be an awfully handy mister. And an awfully patient mister. The list goes on.
The sun is out today, which is very lovely, and the temperature has actually made it to double digits on the plus side! Freakin miracle!!! I cannot tell you all how much I appreciate all the kind words and atta-girls. It's made all the difference.