It’s my favorite time of the year when it comes to fixing meals because the garden is starting to kick in so more and more goodies become available from the garden.
The rain we’ve been having has been great for the garden so I thought I’d give ya a little update…
Today we’re moving our goats to new pasture! But.. being creatures of habit, will they stay out there?
After a lot of rain our alfalfa grew back and we were able to get it swathed and baled. We didn’t get many bales but the quality was better than we normally get. No matter the amount, hay bales in the barn makes us happy!
It’s been super hot and humid but good thing about that is the cucumbers grow great in those conditions. So now we have enough to ferment!
An unexpected storm almost hindered our plans to get our pool put away but we managed to get it done anyway, even though we really would have loved to put it off for another day.
Giving my goats copper bolus was so easy… until I decided to make a video of it to show you how easy it was… then the struggle was real. Once I put them on the milk stand and made sure to get the pill far enough back past the tongue, it went smoothly.
Brooke and I took an evening painting class, so we spent the next afternoon practicing what we learned.
It’s the day before the fair starts and we’re getting the goats groomed and ready for show. Plus we’re rounding up everything else that we need to remember to take.
The county fair is getting close and we’re almost ready! Miley showed her cat at the hand pets show today. We’re getting last minute details done on projects and gathering produce entries from the garden.
We’re trying to get the goats to lead better before Miley takes them to the fair. One does great… the other… well, she won’t walk even if we offered her oats. 😉
Just getting the evening chores done and took a little stroll around the yard to show ya what’s blooming at the moment.
We’re milking Nutmeg for the first time this year!
If it’s not one thing… it’s another…
It was a fun day with a sad ending. First me got a project done we’ve been wanting to get done for a while and that is to turn a big wooden box into a raised bed garden. Next, Nutmeg finally had her babies! Good news is she had a cute little doeling…. sad news is she had another one that didn’t make it.
It’s time to repot our tomato seedlings so we can start to harden them off and get them ready to go out in the garden.
Finally! We have a chance to clean up some of the limbs, so we’re taking advantage of it. While we’re out supervising the fire, we pass the time being entertained by the pigs. Never a dull moment on the homestead!
We’re planting potatoes… and the goat stall in the barn needs to be cleaned out… so why not take care of both at the same time?
Wow, it seems like for ever since I posted anything here. And you know, I’ve missed it. I didn’t intend to quit posting here, it just happened. As I’ve mentioned before, I started a YouTube channel. The reason I decided to start it is because I’ve found it hard to keep up with all that’s going on around here through blog posts. There just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. With videos, it makes it just a little bit easier because I can capture the content while we’re out working, then edit it and have it ready to post. Where posts seem to take more time because we go out and work, take pictures, edit the pictures, then I have to come in and write, then edit. If I focus on writing, I tend to fall behind on the work that needs to be done around here and if I focus on the work, I fall behind writing. Since I’m not much of a multitasker, I decided to focus on making videos for a while to see if it’d be something I’d like. It’s been great because I’m learning all sorts of new things and have met a lot of fun like-minded people.
As you’ve probably noticed, things have been a little quite around here lately. It hasn’t been intentional, it’s just that things have been so busy that I haven’t had enough time to post. I take pictures and jot down notes of all the latest happenings with intentions of getting them posted then… life happens, so I take more pictures and jot down notes, and pretty soon I have a whole pile of notes with pages being added every day because life keeps going no matter if I’m caught up or not.
So I’ve decided to start making videos of the latest happenings around here because I’ve found it to be a little easier to capture it all and get it posted in a timelier manner. I still plan on posting articles on here too, in fact I have quite a few planned out and hope to get them done soon.
For now if you’re interested you can check out my YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5t-Tv8XgiSXGhii0PR0ZhQ
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Curious what night time chores are like around here?
Is today over yet? This is one day that has gone on forever and even though there’s just a little over an hour left of it as I’m typing this, it will be an hour or two into tomorrow before today’s work is done. That’s the kind of day it’s been.
I woke up early with plans of getting all the tomatoes, which we picked over the weekend, canned. First I rounded up jars and got them put in the dishwasher before I headed out to do chores. Both the kids were still sleeping so I decided I’d just sneak out really fast and get them done. Miley always loves to come with me to help with chores, but since I was needing to get canning done and she was still asleep, I thought it’s be a little quicker just to run out and do them real fast. Once I got about half way through them, Miley came running out and helped me finish up.
Goats… where do I begin? They’re cute. They’re entertaining. They’re fun and they make good pets, especially for kids. I do love them. But let me tell you, they’re very good at testing people’s patience, especially mine.
Back before we got goats, I remember asking my husband if we could get a couple. Right off the bat he said no. I asked him why and he said that goats were nothing but trouble and pains in the you-know-what. I didn’t believe him; I mean how could any thing this adorable….
be such a pain? Just look at that cute little face, right? Continue reading
I haven’t had a chance to get any posts done this week because Miley and I have been working on a special project. When we started this project, we thought it would be an easy, quick, simple one… but there wasn’t one thing easy, quick or simple about it. We decided to make a video of a tour of our place to share with all of you. Sounds easy, right? Well… let’s just say it was way more time consuming and complicated than I thought it would be. But then you have to take into consideration, I’m not a very techy person, so maybe it is easy, just not for the technically challenged person like me. Either way, we managed to get it recorded, edited and finally uploaded.
Now that it’s uploaded, the frustration is gone and I now know what to do, Miley and I decided it might be fun to make videos to share here on occasion. If you enjoyed the video and would like to see more, be sure to like the video and subscribe to our YouTube channel.