Tuesday, March 12, 2013
From the Homesteading Journal. . . (work, work, and work)
. . . Hubby and my 16 year-old worked on building the new goat stalls. Only a few more boards to go.
. . . meet the newest member on the farm. She's from a good bloodline of purebred lamancha dairy goats. She is not named yet, but will be increasing our goat's milk, soap production, and homemade cheeses. She's such a cutie. This little gal follows my daughter everywhere. I had to laugh when Sadie (black lab mix) brought her rope toy to the goat, to play with. She was even (the dog) growling at Jesse to warn him to stay away for "her" baby goat playmate.
. . . purchased early spring seeds (peas etc), but still need our potatoes and onions.
. . . worked on painting more of the kitchen cupboards. With the temperature change, I hope to finish this project this month.
. . . washed up a vintage feed sack, and reused it for a curtain for one lower cupboard.
. . . mixed up 5 more jars of homemade vanilla extract, and more homemade ginger ale.
The weather has quickly changed from 50 degrees and sunny, to 40-50 degrees and rainy, and now to the 30's, 100% cloud cove,r and a teensy bit of snow (or is that drizzle out there?).
Either way, I have a load of towels going on the line today.
It's a good day to get out my writing gear, and get something down on paper (or computer). I've put it off way too long. The kids can cook dinner tonight. They joke why I haven't "written" my book yet, but they consistently leave me a very messy house. Who can write with a clear mind, when the house is a chaotic mess? I need my "office" out at the back of the property....and soon.
I may just make a big pot of hot cranberry punch to get me in the "mood." That is, after I re-start the wood stove (hmpf - kids!), and bring in more wood. Looks like we'll need it this week.
A Year of Quotes:
"In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by."
~ Lucille Ball