Clean Things, Good Things, Fat ThingsNovember 16, 2011
On Monday I spent the whole day cleaning critter enclosures.
I mean really cleaning, top to bottom!
All three chicken coops and runs are cleaned, vacuumed, tilled and have new pine shavings. Each bird was inspected for lice and leg mites. No lice, leg mites are treated. Spurs and toenails are trimmed and filed.
That wasn’t enough though, I also drained and cleaned out Pudge’s big pool and his basement pool.
Let me tell you, my back felt it and I slept really well that night!
The good things? Well, when I took Pudge out to his big pool today he was a bit taken aback that he could see the bottom, but then he quite enjoyed playing in the clear cool water and it was fun for me to see him torpedoing around with his big fat self looking so nimble and in charge of his world!
Another good thing… with the water all clean and clear I was able to see and rescue these three loverly salamanders.
All different species too (I think)!
I’m quite sure that they were NOT in the pond when I emptied it. They came overnight looking for a place to hibernate. I was able to put them into the goldfish pond where there is plenty of mud and leaves to get them through the winter. Bonus that I got to see these sweet faces!
Fat things… well, besides ME (and there will be no picture), that would be Pudge,
who is now a whopping THIRTY pounds!
And Brutus, who I have not weighed but well, see for yourself…