Nobody shears sheep in the High Desert where we live. Well at least nobody I could find. And the summer’s are excruciating so when I first got sheep, they HAD to be sheared. I decided, like so many other things, that I could just do it myself. Well, let me tell you, shearing sheep is NOT easy, but it can be done.
What you need to shear a sheep
It takes a lot of muscle to hold the sheep and maneuver it around so the very first thing you need is muscle. If you only have a few sheep then even a sissy like myself can get it done. When you Read More
Heat Coping Strategies For You and Your Animals
Yikes! It’s 85 degrees at 7:00am and it’s not even officially summer yet.
There are many things I like about living in the desert, but summer is not on the list. It wasn’t so bad back when I spent my days inside an air conditioned home, but now I am outside most of the day working with animals, mucking pens, pulling weeds or, if I am inside, I am hovering over a hot stove cooking caramel or jam to sell (which is delicious by the way).
Heat Coping Strategies For Your Animals
- Pick breeds that can handle the heat—The most important thing you can Read More
Well I went back into county to turn in my application and fee. After sitting and waiting for an hour, I was finally able to turn in the application. The worker made a photocopy of it for my records and an extra photocopy of the back of the application where I could write and sign: “I agree to abide by the 17 restrictions.”
I have no idea why I had to write this because there is a place to sign on the bottom of the application that you agree to abide by the restrictions. *sigh*
They wouldn’t take my fee, which was probably a mistake and probably explains why I haven’t Read More
After visiting the San Bernardino County building today, I am just as frustrated as ever.
When I arrived at Code Enforcement, I was told that I couldn’t turn in an application for the Cottage Industries Permit until I had spoken to and been approved by “The Inspector.” She would have “questions” to ask, although the woman at county had no idea what these questions were.
I knew this was wrong. I absolutely knew it. After all the dealings with county we have had, first of all I would just expect the county worker to not have a clue what she was talking about and second why in the world would a Read More
I make some kick butt caramel so I’ve finally decided I’m going to sell it. To do this in San Bernardino County, you have to either use a commercial kitchen or get a Cottage Industries Permit. While I have access to a commercial kitchen locally, why keep spending money to rent one when you can just use your own kitchen?
I wasn’t sure who to call first so I called Code Enforcement. The county worker had no idea what I was talking about and told me very confidently that I needed a Home Occupation Permit. Not so. I need a Cottage Food Operation Registration/Health Permit. This is very normal of Read More