Not Slowing Down

I swear things should really start to slow down, but they don’t.  I thought the end of the market might give me more time, but after unpacking my soaps, there are several kinds I need to restock along with a couple of new fragrances I want to make for Christmas.

goat's milk soap

I  picked a bunch of green beans.  They were awesome beans, not your end-of-the-garden beans.

green beans

My garden also gave me more tomatoes, and I made another batch of roasted tomato sauce.

roasted tomatoes

Since I didn’t have anything to bake or roast yesterday, I decided to turn the furnace on when I got home from work and discovered it was on furlough.  I still don’t have it fixed, but I baked some pumpkin oatmeal bread last night.  We’re not doing too bad.

oatmeal pumpkin bread

Cupid is doing better.  He’s spending a lot of time in the yard, and I think that’s helping him to get more food, since the other boys aren’t jumping him and trying to push him around.  I think the swelling is even down in his front ankle.

Cupid

Cupid

Then there’s getting ready for breeding, but that’s a whole post on its own.

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A Squirrely Random 5 Friday

1.  I really do feel like I’m constantly scampering hither and yon and chasing my tail after some elusive nuts.  Okay, what I mean by that is I’m quite busy.  I really was close to caught up on visiting blogs, and then it was suddenly a week later.  Really.  I am trying.

squirrel on tree

2.  I’m busy with author things.  I’m trying to find people to do blog reviews and Amazon and Goodreads reviews.  I’ve already shipped off ten copies of the novel, so I hope to start seeing reviews around the Blogosphere quite soon.  There’s still time to enter the giveaway at Goodreads.

squirrel

3.  The garden is still producing.  Since I’m working full time, it’s a struggle to get things canned for winter, especially as the days continue growing shorter.  I tried roasting tomatoes last night to make a sauce.  That was pretty easy, so I am going to try some more this weekend if I can get time.

squirrel

4.  I’ve talked off and on about wanting to put up an events center on the north part of my property.  Well, we have a renewed push to do this.  I’ve been calling and talking to people about water and sewer and perk tests and and and…  I believe one of my nephews is coming out this weekend to help clean up some of the junk.  We would like to have things done to host our first event next summer and then do a grand opening with a pumpkin patch.

squirrel close up

5.  In sad news, we’ve lost all three peachicks.  I do think I’ll have to have a different male before I can successfully raise any little ones.  I feel bad for the moms because they were very good and attentive.

squirrel in tree

I’m sharing with Random 5 Friday  and  Camera Critters.

It’s Looking Like Fall

I’ve been busy this weekend canning plum jam and vegetable soup.  I’m still working on a recipe for plum bread (it’s in the oven now), which is why I’m late posting tonight.  Next weekend, when the plums are all getting really ripe, I plan on trying a couple varieties of plum wine.

plums on tree

I have several big pumpkins in the garden.

pumpkins in garden

There are also some mini pumpkins.

mini pumpkins

Yep, it’s beginning to look like fall, and that’s perfectly fine with me.

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