Thursday, January 14, 2016
Morning on the Farm and the Dance of Joy
Actually, I fell asleep and dreamed I was trying to catch three goats. One had two collars on. By the time we caught them all, we were so pleased that we did the 'Dance of Joy' that Balki & Larry used to do (google it). Where did that come from, I wonder?
I'll take you around the farm with me this morning. First, stop in the boot room and get your chore coat and a hat on. We're going to end up milking and feeding goats and they're stinky. Be sure to put boots on. After all, this is Washington...it's December....it's wet.
The wood shed is looking good - all that Douglas Fir, full of pitch, burns hot and warms the house up in a hurry.
After we've filtered the milk, washed up the strainer & milk buckets and then fed the kids, we'll be done. Don't forget to feed the cats.
We've got 13 hens and a rooster. A light in the chicken house keeps them laying eggs all winter, so we're in good supply. Actually, I think there are about 8 or 9 dozen in the fridge, so be sure to take some home with you.
I guess that must include us, right?
<------Scarlotti didn't want to wait until I could scoop some COB (corn, oats, barley with molasses) into her dish.
I'm going to grow these little guys out before I decide if I'm keeping them all. They take a while to develop fully.
You're jealous of my barn boots, I can tell. These are wonderful. I am reminded of Rhymes With Plague's wife, Ellie, as she's been coloring interesting designs not unlike the ones on my boots. Maybe I should tell her and she could start a line of fabulously colored boots: Ellie's Wellie's.....Yes?
Well, you did morning chores. Back into the house we go and I've decided not to cook anything for breakfast. A bowl of homemade granola with a few raisins and (of course) goat milk and I'm ready for the next thing, which happens to be sewing today.
Did a lot more things than that today, but this was just a morning tour, remember?
Maybe next time I'll tell you how to make Three Cheese Bacon Mac 'n Cheese because you missed out. That's what we had for lunch!