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Weekend Hodgepodge

22 May

As summer gets closer, the bleeding hearts are almost done blooming.  This one still looked pretty though.

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While I was working in the garden this weekend, (more on that in a later post) I saw a butterfly.  It flew all over and when it finally settled, it was on me.

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It was kind enough to move to the peony and pose there too.

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The peonies are getting closer to blooming.

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The little squirrels are still making me smile.  This one seems to be a natural model.

Squirrel_7337ewsI hope they stay here.  As a bonus, here’s Cinnamon’s girl, Sage.

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If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt, I have the items for the next one listed in my sidebar.

Today I’m joining Macro Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday, The Good. The Random. The Fun.

Mostly Wild Flowers

15 May

I found some wild flowers in the pasture during my walks this weekend.

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SOOC Mayapple

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I like the way the lamb’s ear was growing in the old stump.

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I also found a little bug.

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There was also a little toadstool.  Sadly, no morels this year.

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I also found another columbine in the yard.

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The geranium is from my house.  It was a mother’s day gift from two years ago (I think).

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I do hope you’ll consider joining me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this coming week are at the top of my sidebar.

I’m sharing today with Macro Monday, I Heart Macro, Shadow Shot Sunday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Today’s Flowers.

Happenings in the Soap Room

8 May

The Good.  I have still been busy working on inventory for the soap room.  Of course, people keep buying things, so I never get ahead.  That’s a good thing!  I am still making candles.

Nag Champa

Nag Champa

I have some new fragrances too.

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Fresh Mango

French Vanilla

French Vanilla

My next new fragrance…

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The Random.  Attached to the soap room, is the milk room.  I finally got this thing put in the wall.

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I put a leash and collar on there.

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Then I sneakily invite a goat in to snack on some corn, but it’s a trap!  I am working hard on getting caught up trimming hooves.  It’s much easier to do it in the soap room because I don’t have three wethers and Minnie rubbing their faces on my butt while I’m working on a goat, and Reva isn’t there trying to beat someone up while I have them tied and helpless.

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The Fun.  It’s easy to get the goats to check out the milk room because I think Clover has been telling them that she gets to go in and eat corn while I milk her.  Whenever she hears me, she’s ready to come in and be milked, whether it’s time or not.

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Clover

I am getting more milk from her than I can keep up with.  I still have full freezers from last year since I don’t have any real bottle kids.

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I’ve frozen a lot in cubes for making soap.  I really need to buy another freezer.

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I tried making yogurt, but my culture was old and didn’t work, so I have new culture ordered and scheduled to arrive Wednesday.  I might be living off yogurt then.  I also have ordered more bottles to put my lotion in, and they are supposed to arrive Monday.  In the meantime, I found a new use for my extra goat milk.

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It would be a shame to let it go to waste.

If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt, I have the items listed at the top of my sidebar.

Sharing with The Good. The Random. The Fun., Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, and Shadow Shot Sunday.