Friday, February 1, 2013
What a week it has been. Temperatures reached a low of - 4F yesterday but will be back up to 45 by tomorrow. During the heat wave, my plan is to clean the barn. I love that frozen manure doesn’t stink or stick, but it does “accumulate”.
Wilson helped himself to his food yesterday.
I wish I had a video camera in the barn to see how this small pig managed to get the lid off the black container you see pictured in the background – and get a hold of a small bag of “healthy weight” dog food, take it out, tear up the bag and eat every last piece. All this without tipping over the container. If he would have tipped the container he also would have eaten all the pig pellets. I have a feeling he used the cinder blocks near the container to his advantage. This is definitely one of the smartest animals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. On the other hand, I think his intelligence is limited to how to get food – not when to stop eating. You should have seen his belly.
I have been thinking of ways to save money.
No, I mean seriously this time.
Some of the options are no-brainers.
Of course I will stop buying chopped, bagged iceberg lettuce and buy it by the head.
Of course we can pop our own popcorn and put on our own butter.
Of course we can shred our own cheese and make our own pizza.
But I am wondering how far this will all go.
I am willing to forego my beloved Republic of Tea and stick to boxed teas – if the world were ending.
I am willing to at least “taste” the cheaper Miller Light beer and see if it is at all palatable.
But there is one thing I absolutely refuse to give up.
How about you? What would be the last thing you would ever give up?