Tag Archives: Cinnamon

Signs of Spring

22 Feb

We saw more record warm weather today.  It’s really looking like spring.  It’s normal to see kids with their maa out in pasture this time of year.

Bonnie and Herminia

Bonnie and Herminia

It’s not unusual for the chickens to start laying with the longer days.


I can see the sun set more to the west rather than in the southwest corner of the farm.


These are all pretty normal for this time of year.  But the grass is not supposed to be green.


The magnolia tree is not supposed to be getting ready to bloom.


The goats should not be losing their winter coats.



It makes me nervous for what the coming spring and summer will bring for weather.

I hope you’ll consider joining me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.

Friday’s Hunt v3.3

20 Jan

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter.  Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be:  Starts with D, Week’s Favorite, and close up.   I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top.  I am crazy busy with teaching and working on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with C:  All of the “C” goats on the farm:  Casey, Cash, Chachi, Charlie, Charlie, Cheddar, Chili, Chip, Chip, Chipper, Chocolate, Chuck, Cinderella, Cindy Lou, Cinnamon, Clark, Clover, Clyde, Cocoa, Coffee, Comet, Cookie, Cookie, Copper, Cora, Coral, Cowboy, Cupcake, Cupid, Curley, Curly 8, Custer, Cutie, Cutie, Cutter, and Cyrus.  The names in bold still live on the farm.



Week’s Favorite:  Last weekend before the ice storm, I went for a lovely walk in pasture.  My Bob cat joined me.  It was nice.  Bob is such an awesome cat when we’re out in pasture.  The rest of the time, he’s pretty much a jerk.

Bob Cat

Bob Cat

Odd Angle:  I’m kind of grasping at straws here.  It was kind of an odd angle for a photo, but it was an even more odd angle and tight squeeze to get out the door.  Minnie Pearl was basking and had no intention of moving.

Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl

Now it’s your turn!

End of the Milking Season

7 Dec

Well, I finally reached the end of the milking season.  It’s about a month before I wanted to be done, but Cinnamon dried up.

Cinnamon Sue Blackboer

Cinnamon Sue Blackboer

I used the last of the milk I had and tried to stock up on lotions.


After my last batch, I had about two ounces of milk left.


I might have to try using frozen milk (but I’m not sure I can get the same smooth consistency) if I run out of lotion.

Dolly Ann Street

Dolly Ann Street

At least I know Dolly will be having kids around February 1st.  I’m sure she’d let me have a little bit to make lotion.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt this week.  I have the items listed at the top of my side bar.