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No Rest for the Weary

20 Aug

The last few days have been crazy.  I seem to say that a lot, but it’s true.  I started back to work on Thursday on the second floor of an un-airconditioned brick building when we had a 100*F (37.78*C) heat index.  Just to make it more fun, I got to work an extra two hours too.  In good news, a co-worker did give me some tomatoes.  That’s good since my weeder geese mistook my tomatoes for weeds.

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Between what I’ve bought at the farmer’s market and what people have gifted me, I’ve been able to start some canning.  I would like to do one more batch of roasted tomato sauce.  Then I need to start on just cold-packed tomatoes.

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Friday was a busy day at home (non-mandatory work day.  Too hot to go to that building).  We are still painting and varnishing and doing all kinds of stuff in the garage.  I’m hoping to get a lot of this stuff finished on Sunday before I am back to work full time on Monday.

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In addition, I’m still making things like hand pies to sell at the pumpkin patch.  I did finish the last of my jams and jellies right before going back to work.

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I had the farmer’s market Friday night.

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It was a race to get home before the storms arrived.  You’ll notice the hay did get baled!  I got to get Gomez’s head unstuck from the fence.  Then, I managed to finish milking just before the rain got here.  Now that I’m only milking once a day, my girls aren’t giving me as much milk, but it’s still quite a lot.

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Today, I made mozzarella cheese since I have so much extra milk.  My mom has been making some too.  In between everything else, I keep making phone calls for the pumpkin patch to try and get food vendors, advertising, and I bought a big popcorn popper!

Friday’s Hunt v1.5

29 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.  I’m excited for week five!  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 F, Week’s Favorite, and negative space.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. Without furthur ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with E:  I’m going with something easy because it’s been a crazy week.  E is for evening and the beautiful skies.

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Week’s Favorite:  I had a bit of excitement in my classroom this week.  Even though I don’t usually talk about work, I have to share this.  I was standing behind my desk and the students were working, when two boys exclaimed, “There’s a bat under your desk.”  I walked around and looked under the desk.  Sure enough.  There was a bat.  I was extremely impressed with the students.  Nobody screamed and ran out of the room.  They mostly just sat there; although, I did have to tell one young lady that it was not a good idea to take a selfie and cuddle with a bat.  It was just a few minutes until the custodian came and whisked the little fellow out of the room.  Way too much excitement!

Sky:  When I was out there taking pictures after greasing my six naughty goats, I noticed that it’s staying light later.  That means I actually can take a picture or two most evenings (when I’m not oiling goats) before it gets dark.  I’m very excited for longer days!

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Now it’s your turn.

 

Shake It Off

2 Mar

I can hardly ever get a good picture of Stella.  As soon as she sees me, she gets up and has to come running.  Well, sometimes she pauses for a good shake.  It’s hard to take her picture when she is plastered against me though.

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I’m trying to do a better job of visiting blogs, and it’s very frustrating with Blogger’s new “prove you’re not a machine” checkbox.  For some reason, if it isn’t visible when I hit the comment button, it isn’t going to appear for me with that pop-up window.  Then it forces me to use Millie’s Blogger ID.  (So if you see Mille with a goat picture, it’s most likely me.) I’m afraid it might be a Mac/PC thing because when I visited a couple of blogs during lunch today at work, and it showed me the check box.  Then it showed me captcha phrases or pictures to check the cakes or hot chocolate…  Really.

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I have parent-teacher conferences this week.  They are not fun because at the high school level, you have very few parents show up, which means I’m there for eight hours outside of contract time and all day on Friday just waiting for parents to show up.  Maybe I’ll be able to visit a few more blogs.

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Sharing with The Good. The Random. The Fun. and Song-ography where this week’s song is Shake It Off by Taylor Swift.