Other Things

2 Jul

I had to call my mom in to help me get the cherry jam made because I was busy kidding, but we managed to get it done and a batch of wild raspberry.  That’s a good start to the canning season.

cherry and raspberry jam

I planned to have a few potatoes in the garden, but I ended up with a ridiculous number of potato plants, so I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with the harvest.  I think I’m going to do homemade frozen french fries.

frozen

I tried it, and it turned out pretty darn good!

ready to eat

I should hopefully have enough to share with the rest of the family.

Now that I have the herd divided, I’m thinking I might need to move another milking doe over with the moms.  Joy is looking a bit run down raising her two big boys.

Joy and Olaf

I’m thinking she might appreciate coming over to join her maa,  Zinnia, and Grandmaa Haley and getting some TLC and sweet feed.

Swen

Here’s a random little rainbow after one of the pop-up showers last week.  We still need a lot more rain, but I am grateful for what we did get.

Trace came up from pasture the other day looking like she had a bit of an accident.

Trace

Pretty sure she took a roll in the ditch.

Pretzel is making friends with the other June kids.

Ivy (on the bench) and Pretzel

Here’s a random picture of Wanda.

Wanda

Finally, another one of Pretzel.

Pretzel

She’s such a little cutie!

3 Responses to “Other Things”

  1. Jeanne July 2, 2021 at 5:26 pm #

    Your cherry and the wild raspberry jams both sound wonderful!! The very thought makes me almost drool!

    And your french fries look really yummy too. That’s a great idea, to do that. Maybe you could do some hash browns, for the freezer, too?

    Joy does look a little run down. I hope she’ll improve, if you can separate her from her two boys.

    Poor Trace must have taken quite a tumble! She looks quite a mess! Maybe you could take a hose and rinse her off?

    That is an awesomely beautiful rainbow! We’ve had so little rain, so no rainbows at all.

    Little Pretzel is such a beauty!

    • Teresa July 2, 2021 at 7:21 pm #

      I thought about hash browns too. We’ll see what the family wants, but it is definitely an option.

      Goats that get that gross usually are clean again the next day. Once they are completely dry, they rub against a tree or fence and it comes out.

      We moved back up to moderate drought instead of severe, but I’m guessing it will be right back to severe if we don’t get rain this week. Hope you get some relief soon.

      • Jeanne July 3, 2021 at 1:14 pm #

        That’s interesting, about the goats getting themselves cleaned up!

        Unfortunately, there is no rain in our future, that I know of. We surely do need it. There are wildfires already.

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