Saturday, March 30, 2013
From the Homesteading Journal . . .
. . . ordered 30 white rocks (for meat) and 6 more barred rocks (layers).
. . . my daughter finished the gate on the goat's "birthing" stall, and sold both bucklings already.
. . . put the seed potatoes in a single layer in front of the corn/pellet burner to encourage the eyes to produce sooner.
. . .Hubby picked up 1 1/2 tons of stone (cost us $20.00) to upgrade the driveway. He also had a neighbor drag the driveway (pulling a piece of equipment behind his tractor) to smooth out all the dips made over winter.
. . .finishing painting the kitchen cupboards (yahooooo!) today. We just need to install knobs on the upper cabinets.
. . .started the process to locate someone, and tear down one barn.
. . .my 16 year-old daughter made a batch of goat's milk soap yesterday.
. . .put up Hubby's nephew's camper and made repairs on the door and table, so it can be put up for sale.
. . .gave away our kids (wooden framed) play set to extended family today. They are bringing in a trailer to haul it out.
. . .received my cheese making supplies this week, to make 2 batches of soft cheese with our goat's milk this year.
. . .our "extreme clean" week is starting - my 19 year-old daughter cleaned the utility room, and my 20 year-old son swept off the wood debris on the front porch (and brought out my front porch furniture - YAY!). I started organizing one hallway. I need a new spray bottle to mix up my tea-tree oil/water mix to clean mildew off windows. Two girls are still at 2 night sleepovers, so their work will be upstairs in their own rooms. We'll definitely need to make a trip to the dump, after cleaning up. Lots more to do yet.