Another pun. Sorry, I couldn't resist it. I may just lose readers over my unabashed love of puns.
Anyway, the girls are not taking to the ramp, so I will fix it just as soon as I can. Tonight I had an easier time of luring them where I could grab them because I used their favorite treat: a ladle full of milk. Vivian was the first to go, because she's the hardest to grab, and I pulled her tail (again) because she's just that fast but not quite fast enough. Violet and Ethel basically allowed themselves to be caught (although they squawked indignantly), and although I held the ladle for them again through the pop hole, they were not as interested as before. I think they're mad at me. Vivan especially.
This new job appears to be a good one, but I'm going to be working hard. However, I'm sure I'll learn a ton. What will be of the most interest to me is to see how well I'll continue to do this homesteading thing with a full time gig, like everybody else does. Tonight after getting home about a quarter after six, I made dinner, grubbed up and cleaned the garage so Steve could put the car away, as promised. Then I hilled up a couple of the potato plants with the rest of the pine shavings I had on hand, and finally got around to planting the remaining tomato starts, which are a foot tall and sporting blossoms. They were pretty sorry looking by the time I got them planted, so we'll just see how they do. Then I wrangled chickens, and by the time I was done, it was getting pretty dark.
But I have had a taste of a full day of work, and some homesteading work afterwards, and I think it'll be okay.
I just hope I'm not too busy to think up more puns.
*okay, for those of you not into Tolkien, Hensdeep is a pun on Helmsdeep, which was the fortress that the Riders of Rohan built for themselves, to which the ROR, the elves, and the hobbits repaired to fight off the Orcs, and the Wild Men. The Riders of Rohen is a pun on The Riders of Rohan. I should probably be ashamed of myself but I'm not.