Wedneday On The Homestead
The first day of summer here in the
News from the farm: My bottle fed baby goats are being weaned and it is a loud process. They think of any human they see as â€œmomâ€ and the one who brings those wonderful bottles. So when they see someone they start making a huge ruckus and they were escaping through the hot wire. Needless to say they were/are a big pain right now! But a cute pain! I did move them to another goat pen just to keep them contained. They were running through the hot wire (yelling the whole time) and heading strait to the house and then we had goats on the porchâ€¦. I know this whole process will be over soon and they will get use to not having a bottle. But it may take longer than I want as we all feel sorry for them from time to time and will break down and feed them another bottle!!!
I have been making soap like crazy and this week looks no different. I figure if I get it all made now I wonâ€™t have to be making it through the winter. In the winter my milk supply is low to none so I have to freeze milk for winter soap making. This year my idea is just to make all of my soap now. However in case this plan does not work as well as I wanted, or I sell out of all my soap, I will still freeze goat milk!
My plans for today: I will be home all day. I have a friend and her children coming over to visit and have lunch with us, and I hope to get a batch or two of soap done. I also have laundry to supervise (today Leanne has her laundry day), and dinner to think about. My menu says: Bean Soup.. I think I will make that Taco Bean Soup and my daughters can make some cornbread and a salad to go with this.
That sums up my Wednesday on my