Saturday on the Homestead
I am sitting here in the early morning (well not too early.. ) and I am enjoying my coffee and the quietness of my home. My 6 children and one friend who spent the night will all be up soon enough. I can hear the sound of a train in the distance. We live in a gorgeâ€¦ you know, mountains on each side and the mighty
Yesterday and the day before there has been a pair of visiting ducks at our pond. They are so fun to watch. One male, one female.. they look like Mallard ducks so Sierra and I named this little set, Mildred and Mallard. We have 2 ponds and they are enjoying going to each and swimming.. they fly off every time we are down there and I wonder if they will return, but last night they were back again.
The weather has been just gorgeous lately, sun and warmth (my favorite!). I have had to do a mid day check on animal water supplies. It does not seem all that warm really (mid 70â€™s) but the animals start drinking tons of water! So Sierra and I make the mid day rounds and refill water containers and buckets.
Today the clouds are back, and the weather cooler, canâ€™t say that is a plus in my books and I just love the sun! But the weather people say it will be sunny again in a day or two.
Tobin is working on fencing. He and I hiked around the 3+ acres of land that is currently fenced for our goats and found that they had eaten all of the brush.. the fact that we even could hike was amazing as prior to this the land was impassable. It is hilly and was full of underbrush and blackberry bushes that were over 6 feet high in some places. So new fencing is in order and this will not only clear up more property for us but give my little goats food to eat.
On my to-do list today is make soap. I have been so busy lately that I have neglected my most favorite hobby and before I know it my little store might be out of soap! So I need to get this done. Plus I need to order some supplies for making lotions, we are out and my little store is almost out. But soap is on my agenda for today.
I also want to get a batch of cream cheese started today. I have the cultures and I have the milk.. now for the time!
Dinner tonight is Teriyaki Chicken and Oriental Rice Salad (from Nourishing Traditions cookbook), and a veggie or veggie platter and homemade dip.
That sums up my day on my homestead!