Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Spring ahead....It's March already!
It started off fine & slow. I even had time to arrange a wall of my sewing machine museum to my liking. This is the 'German' wall. I think the German-made machines are my favorite - with their well-made mechanisms and lovely inlaid wood.
It made the view from the house a lot like it was 20 years ago when we first built the house and the trees were just babies. Fir trees are an amazing crop - those trees were less than 4 ft tall when we moved here and now they've been harvested! Next year we'll replant and it'll start all over!
Our three girls kidded without any trouble at all this year! That's Maryanne with Mordecai and Magda just moments after being born. Shiloh had a doe we named Shinar and Ekaterina, not to be outdone, had a doe we named Egglantine!
The fixer-upper house deal that my daughter and her husband were waiting on finally went through and the pace of life picked up! My husband is a builder and his skills are needed!
Now I'm home (temporarily) again but fighting the flu bug. As soon as I get over it, I'll be packing up Francis again and heading for the little house once again, this time to put the kitchen and nursery together!
In the meantime, daily farm life goes on day after day, week after week, much the same...
Today I've done very little. Made myself the Potato Soup my sweet mama always made when I was sick. Mostly sitting in my recliner and impatiently waiting to feel better, lol.
I started the day with a wicked headache and nasty cough, so my daughter actually did the goat milking chores for me. She just went out again this evening to feed the goat kids their milk - they get milk twice a day until they're about 8-10 weeks old. We bottle or bucket feed them so there's milk for the house, too.
One day I got hungry and rustled up scalloped potatoes in my crockpot. Of course I put ham in the other crockpot and dinner just wasn't complete until I made a pecan pie and banana bread! Wish I had it today, though I can't taste much of anything so I guess it won't make much difference what I eat until this bug is gone!
This is Rip and I in our favorite recliner chair. (Oh, and by the way, I lied earlier. I have definitely changed from 35 years ago, lol.)
People have been buying not just seasonal items either, but out of season things like pumpkins, squirrels and bats, oh my!
We're starting to think about the garden - just got a roll of landscape fabric & barnyard bark to work up some raised beds for the strawberries. I ordered vegetable seeds and will start them as soon as they arrive in the mail...and as soon as I get over the flu! Stay well and I'll sign in again when I have a chance!