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~

Monday, February 6, 2012

Funny Goats ~ Beautiful Sunshine ~ Progressing Projects

This is Peanut.  She's munching away on Collard Greens.  For more updates on our goats, and more photos, visit my 15 year-old daughter's blog at:  Life as a Teen Farmgirl.  She is the "goat keeper" here and has reminded me that Peanut is due to have her babies (hopefully two this time) at the end of March.

The sunshine today is in full force. It sure is helping me set my mood for a full day of house cleaning.  Thank you God for this beautiful sunshine!

It's another great day for drying my laundry outdoors again.

I am currently working on a few dishcloths and washcloths that have been sitting in tote bags, and about half-way finished.  I found a few more lingering in my closet.

I'm not sure what projects I'll finish next.  Perhaps my tatted hankie.

I have to share one last thought today.  Yesterday, we baked another batch of Candy's Zucchini Muffins (adding chocolate chips) and took them to my 12 year-old's first recital.  She insisted on baking something else, but I had zucchini thawed already, and it needed to be eaten.  We took all 18 muffins to the recital and did not bring any home.  They were a huge success and everyone commented on how good they were.

Enjoy your Monday.  For me it's a "clean" start to my week.


labbie1 said...

The goat picture gave me a chuckle to start the day! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the picture of Peanut! She reminds me of our LaMancha goat, Coco.... they have similar coloring and both enjoy goodies from the garden!

Carolyn Renee said...

Nice dishcloth! I wish I learned to knit; I can only barely crochet. One day I will.

Going to have to check out your daughter's goat site next!

Candy C. said...

Peanut is certainly enjoying her greens!
I'm glad the Zucchini Muffins were a hit! I'm going to have to try adding the chocolate chips next time, I know Jerry will appreciate it! :)

nancypo said...

Cute goat, but where's the ears?

Kristina said...

Nancy, she is a pure bred lamancha dairy goat. They have very tiny ears. Sure makes them look funny huh?

Lady in Pearls said...

Peanut is adorable! Her portrait definitely brightened my morning. The muffins sound great too, glad they were a hit!

Nancy Jo said...

Cute picture, goats are pretty funny.
What do you mean you went to the thrift and passed up a hat box? Guess I should have been there with you.
Nancy Jo

EMMA said...

Just visited your daughters blog, she's quite a girl! It would be a wonderful thing if more teenagers could spend their time like this.