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~

Friday, February 8, 2013

Homestead Tidbits

The two older girls saddled Blondie for some exercise.  Here is my 16 year-old, giving Blondie a head rub.  You can tell she is loving every minute of it.

Since Blondie is still not up to weight, my 16 year-old daughter rode her (lightest one in the house).  Blondie seemed to love her walk around the property, and Misty (left) seems to be intrigued about the new arrival on the farm.

I had to laugh at a comment my oldest daughter made.  She said that Blondie was staring at the towels on the line, and was probably trying to figure out what it was.  She said it was almost as if Blondie was warning the towels they better not try and steal her food. Ha ha ha ha!  Blondie has never see clothing drying on a clothesline before.

Peanut, one of the pregnant lamancha goats has a cold.  Thankfully, we have organic peppermint oil on hand, and it made a world of different for her.  She wouldn't come out of the barn until my daughter went out with the oil.  About a half hour after that, she was out sitting in the sun and breathing better.

I'm up to see the kids off to school, and then it's back to bed.  I got about 30 minutes of sleep.  I could not breath through my nose, and breathing through my mouth was no fun.  I drank about 1/2 gallon of water, and could not get rest at all.  No matter what I tried, I could not clear my nasal airways.  So frustratingMy eyes are so swollen they hurt.  It's raining here this morning and warmer.

3 comments:

Candy C. said...

I hope you were able to get some sleep! Have you tried a Neti pot yet? I can't do it myself but my hubby SWEARS by it!
They should let Blondie walk over to the clothesline and check out the stuff hanging there, with nobody on her of course! ;)

Michelle said...

I hope you can get some quality sleep. Have you tried a vaporizer? It helped my daughter when they had a very bad cold.

Sam I Am...... said...

I missed you getting the horse...she looks just like my first horse...Ace...I loved that horse and so did my kids. He was so gentle which was good because we made many mistakes! LOL! She's so pretty! Your girls are too! LOL!
I hope you and the goat feel better soon!