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A Mad Dash

17 Aug

I am in a mad dash to get as much done as I can before returning to teaching for the fall.  That means garden stuff.

Potatoes right after digging them

So far, mom has helped me make French fries.

dehydrated tomatoes

Dairy stuff.

I’m playing with mozzarella slices!

I might not have planned this quite right, but it worked.

still restocking soaps

Goat stuff.

I just did another round of copper.

Wanda–I made her toe bleed when I was trimming hooves. 😦

And just everything else.  I might be ready to go back so I can sit down.  Not really, but I do start back to work tomorrow.

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!

Garden Dreaming

20 Mar

Last weekend, I decided it was time to see how my potato did.

I got some!  Okay, there were two good ones and one rotten one.  I should have cut down on the water the last couple of weeks. I’m learning.

I still have another pot that I can keep working on too.

Between the potato and the nice weather, I’m thinking about the approaching garden season.  I’m trying to decide what to plant this year.  I even got a tub with some asparagus and rhubarb and strawberries the last time I was shopping.

Then I had the thought that I probably don’t want to plant a perennial herb garden until I replace the greenhouse.  I’m down to only two working outlets and the roof leaks and it just needs to be replaced.

Now I don’t have a plan.  I’ll have to figure that out soon.  It might include more attempts at container gardening.  By the way, happy spring!