Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Day at the ole Perley patch

I found this letter to my brother today and thought I'd save it on my blog.
We've moved and no longer have this life and this is a nice reminder of what we used to do.

Here is what we do each day.

******In the Morning********(usually between 6:30am and7:30 am or on your way to work is fine)
water and feed the horses
In the garage are feed bags for the horses. (I open the middle garage bay door and go in and out
through there.)
Into  a 5 gallon bucket place a full scoop from each bag of feed  Then get one scoop of any of the

 bags keep it int he scoop and take it along
dump the big bucket into a black rubber feed bucket for the horses and then dump the scoop into 

another bucket for the goats
If you take a minute to pat the horse her name is Shenandoah and her colt is Lafayette's Pride (i call 

him little pride and L calls him Oreo)
Try to love them for us
(thats my favorite part I feel connected to heaven talking to God's creatures)

fill the bunnies water bottles and feed them
The bunny food is also in the garage  I fill 2 scoops and carry it out the barn.  In each of the bunny 

cages are bowls (or a metal bread pan in the cages with lots of bunnies)
fill those up  (They only get fed once a day)

Open the chicken coop (we might have you just leave it shut....)  

Here is the deal with the chickens 
they have recently fallen prey to some fox or something.  Each night this week their number has 
fallen when we go to shut the coop door for the evening.  It sadly seems since last night that we only 
have one chicken left.  So we had 8 chickens and now we only have one.  (if he is there in the coop 
Thursday night hurray if not I think that the predator has won)

Water is a big deal for the horses.  I fill the large green bucket and a black tub to the top

We have purchased trees recently and planted some of them along our drive and in our lawn. 

Every morning we water them with the 5 gallon bucket by the front hose spigot.
Then we water the  ones not planted that are along the north and along the south side of the garage.

(L calls this watering his daily exercises because of lifting weight and walking back and forth)

We have a garden  (and it is really a mess of weeds that needs pulling and I can't even tell if plants 

have come up) but we water it.
In the back the hose is really long and goes out to the horse corral.
So we walk to the first connection and unscrew it and hook it up to the sprinkler.
I wish we had a timer for it but I usually water for an hour.

That is our morning routine and it takes about 45 minutes to do it.

*****in the Evening****** (you could do this around 7pm or if you wanted to do it on your way 

home from work that is fine)
In the evening we refill  all the water and feed the horses
Shut the coop for the chickens
and that is it for the evening.

Thank you so-oo much

We appreciate your willingness to help out.
We will be gone Thursday night through Tuesday