The end of last week and weekend was extremely busy with preparing for 3 of the children to travel (to different places). Now things are very quiet around the house. And the 1 remaining child and I are doing all the chores.
Today’s cleaning job was to move 2 ewes (sheep) from our pasture. These 2 ewes did not lamb last year, so they are finished at our farm. We loaded them into the truck and took them to another farm in a neighboring county. So I did a small cleaning in the pasture, 2 less sheep to feed. We brought back 3 bags of wool from the other farm to take to the Tennessee Wool Pool on Thurs.
A little history, Tennessee Wool Pool is the oldest co-operative in the nation. Each year farmers bring their sheared wool to the wool pool, where it is sorted, graded and baled. This year we will earn a record price for the wool, $1.13/pound. This is much higher than the .32/pound we got just a couple of years ago. Many of the farmers stay and work at the pool, as it is done with volunteer labor. There is a job for everyone: sorting, unloading, weighing, unbagging, baling, weighing bales, recording weights and prices, etc. It is a fun day, with lots of working and good natured humor. And if you stay all day, there is BBQ for lunch, delivered from a local BBQ restaurant. It is hot, hard, dirty work, but rewarding too.
Did you do any cleaning inside or out? Take just a couple of minutes each day to do something.