Decided to scrap my other attempts at “What have I learned the past several weeks” and come at it from a different angle. 🙂
This is all farm related stuff I’ve learned as a direct result of the current situation.
(The farm related markets have collapsed, so pork prices to the farmer have collapsed…which prompted us to get back into feeding pigs short term.)
#1 I learned yesterday, my electric fence in the pig yard really works.
Yep, it got my attention.
As I was stepping over the hog panel (to check and make sure their waterer was working), the panel touched the “hot wire.” Ever done that? Ever come in contact with an electric fence?
It felt like someone smacked me on the back of the neck with a 2 by 4.
(Maybe someone with an electrical background can tell me how that all works? Why did I feel felt it in the base of my skull?
I’m guessing it has something to do with the electrical current traveling up my spine? 😦
The fencer is a good one. It is rated to handle 50 miles of fence, and I’m only asking it to guard 200 feet.
Also related to the current situation…
#2 I had to fire up the walk in cooler…
I learned our walk-in cooler, (that we use for apples), really comes in handy for hanging meat.
#3 I’m still learning that not everyone winds up unemployed during a world wide crisis. My work schedule continues to fill.
Some people still have money to spend.
As of this morning, I am booked well into July. There is no danger of a corporate suit, in another state, pulling the plug on my job, and for that I am uber thankful!
#4 I learned the little wild creatures that live on my property, love morel mushrooms as much as we do. And you know what, I’m OK with that. I’ve learned not to leave a small mushroom in the ground, with the intention of coming back later to see if it will keep growing.
It doesn’t work that way.
It won’t be there later.
Take Care! DM