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Friday’s Hunt v4.18

27 Oct

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.

We are working on round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with R, glow, and vegetable. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with work off the farm and everything on the farm right now, but I will try to make sure to visit all participants. I have to say, the change to my teaching assignment this year is really killing me. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with Q: “Quid pro quo is a phrase used in English to mean an exchange of goods or services, in which one transfer is contingent upon the other; ‘a favour for a favour’.”  Here at Eden Hills there is an exchange of sweet feed for milk.  It seems to work quite well.

Clover enjoying sweet feed.

Animal:  I was impressed that Zinnia remembered her experiences in the MGIT program and wanted to come into the milk room.  We still have to work on the graceful exit, but I think she’ll be easy to milk after she has babies next year.

Zinnia Goodberry

Orange:  Unfortunately, we’re coming to the end of the milking season.  I’m still getting about a quart a day, which is one (orange) Marvel Comic glass morning and night.  I’m making yogurt this week.  You can tell the machine is incubating because of the nice orange light.

Now it’s your turn!

Edit:  I have fixed next week’s items.  Starts with R, glow, and vegetable.  Sorry.  Work is killing me.


Testing My Feta

9 Oct

I finally got around to trying a recipe for the feta cheese I made.

I decided to try a Greek Orzo Salad (recipe linked).

I have to say, it was pretty easy to make.

It was pretty good after I let is sit overnight, but I do think I might try a few changes next time.  I’ve already decided the feta was delicious enough that I’ve made another batch.  I am so glad cheese freezes well.

She Quit

5 Sep

For some reason earlier this week, Stormy ignored me when I called for her to come get milked.  That’s unusual.  She’s usually first.  When I finished milking the others, she still wouldn’t come.  I went over to lead her to the milk room, and she ran from me.  By that time, I was dealing with allergies, so I refused to chase her down.


I’m not sure she realizes that may be it for her forever.  She’s nine years old.  I’ve never had a goat kid at the age of ten.  Not sure we’re going to start that trend.

What’s even more annoying is that she had really cut down her milk production, and Cinnamon and Clover have really cut down too.  I blame “Back to School Nite” at work.  I had to stay  until 8pm and milk late.  All I got from the two girls tonight is just one quart.  Right before school started, the three girls were giving me over a gallon a day.

I was really hoping to milk Clover through and not breed her.  Now I don’t know what to do.

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