Tuesday is almost over now. But this is the first time I have had a chance to sit down long enough to post a blog entry.
Yesterday was a busy Monday and a lot of things on my list did not get marked off and were put on todayâ€™s list. I am happy to say that I am making great progress for today!
I had frozen goat milk cubes to bag up and more milk to freeze. I use this for my goatâ€™s milk soap. I also had a few orders from my store to package up and send out. Then I updated my website a little.
While I was doing that Hannah took Jacob, Sierra and Isaac to swimming lessons. I have been so thankful for Hannahâ€™s help! She is a good daughter that enjoys being a help to me.
I have finished almost all the laundry for today.. but like I have said in the past when you have 6 kids at home is laundry ever really finished??
I fed my sourdough starter. I now have this daily ritual of grinding up my rye berries, pouring out the starter into a bowl, adding the freshly ground flour and water and pouring it all back into a clean gallon size jar. Tomorrow I will be making more bread!
My cheese cultures arrived from Leenerâ€™s!! I am so excited! I pulled milk out of my freezer and tomorrow I am going to make some cream cheese and some buttermilk. Then later this week I want to make some feta cheese.
I vacuumed and dusted my bedroom and picked things up and just organized it a little. It looks and just feels so nice now!
Yesterday Sierra came back from my best friendâ€™s house. Tobin picked her up after work. She had spent 3 days there. It felt like she was at camp she was gone for so long! I could not believe how much I missed my little girl. She had a good time while there. My friend has 2 daughterâ€™s close in age to Sierra and so the 3 of them had a blast doing little girl type things. Something that Sierra does not often do seeing as how she is sandwiched between 2 brothers.
Tomorrow is Emilyâ€™s birthday. She will be 16! I canâ€™t believe where all the years have gone! Of course I say this with each of my 8 children, every birthday, and funny thing is I am equally shocked each time! LOL..
She had a birthday get together wither some friends on Saturday. We took a van full of teenage girls and Jacob, Isaac and a friend to the ice rink to go skating. They all had so much fun. Even Tobin skated. He had fun too.. he used to play ice hockey when he was a kid. I did not skate.. I watched purses, shoes and monitored the hot cocoa!
But tomorrow, we will have a small party for Emily any way and enjoy some pizza, cake and ice cream. I am still trying to think of a good cake to make for this. Something somewhat healthy would be nice!
Dinner for tonight is Red Beans and Rice and a salad.
Well that sums up my Tuesday on the Homestead!