One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Toad is Back........Again

This toad does not give up. I happened to look outside and see our barn cat, Joey, creeping onto something and then he suddenly moved backwards.

He's back on the side porch......again.  But why?  He's so too far from water.  Well we took him back to the woods again, but we'll see how many days it will take for him to return again.

We had another "break out" this evening.  While looking out at the goats, we saw Orion (our billy) ripping at the fence with his longer horn (another reason to not buy goats that have not been de-horned).  He pulled the fencing loose, and out went Misty, our female.  We do not want these to to breed, but hope to have another female this fall.  He's been a very ornery goat for sure.  Now we have barn doors and fencing to replace. That little stinker continued to rip away the fencing as we chased down Misty.  

These are some farmgirl days, and then some.

I got my pie baked and it was sooooooo good.  Don't look too close at my lattice work, ha ha! The kids were the ones to point out my faults today.

We dug up a fraction of our potatoes today, and mashed some with 4 kohlrabi.  They made a nice makeover for "cheesy potatoes."  I boiled and mashed them together, added minced garlic, and spread it in a 9 x 13" pan.  I sprinkled a bit of mozzarella cheese and teensy bit of mild cheddar.  I baked it until the cheese melted and they were delicious. 

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