Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Taking a Little Time Off

I will be taking a little time off from blogging.  I will be back soon but right now I need time to focus on my family more! 



Saturday, March 11, 2006

Saturday on the Homestead

I am looking out the window this morning and seeing snow on the hills of Oregon.. a beautiful site!!


Today is going to be a day of sewing.  My sweet hubby bought me a new sewing machine!  He also bought one of our daughters a new machine.  Sew Â…  today I will be deciding if I want to work on the jumper pattern for myself or keep making diapers.  I found some more cute baby flannel at Walmart yesterday and canÂ’t wait to turn it into diapers!  Plus I found a few remnant pieces so Sierra and I can continue to make doll clothes.  “Sew much to sew.. sew little time!”  haa.. haaÂ… 


Plus I still have a home to keep up onÂ…  I need to work my way through laundry, clean the bathroom this morning, vacuum and then think about getting ready for IsaacÂ’s birthday tomorrow.  He will be 8 years old!  He is so excited about his big day.  Emily is going to make him and ice cream cake.  This will be something different and a change from the norm for us. 


I also still have horns to burn on my baby goats.  I really need to take care of this and not procrastinate!  I was hoping for a warmer day so I could do it outside and not freeze to death..  I also need to burn the horns on the new La Mancha buckling I got.  But that may have to wait until Monday or Tuesday because today is feeling pretty cold out!  


POM Update:  The little girl Pomeranian has been sold!  We have one more puppy to sell and an ad running this weekend so we are praying that someone will buy him!  


Well that seems to sum up my Saturday on the Homestead.  I will try and get back here with some pictures to share of our sewing, pics of my new goats and answer some of the questions I have been asked recently! 




Tuesday, March 7, 2006

It's Been a Week Already?

I realized today that it has been a whole week since posting!  Between not feeling well (had a flu bug go through the house) and dealing with puppies (yes we still have them, but are working diligently on selling them!), getting a new milking goat (I will tell about that soonÂ…) and sewing (been working on diapers and Sierra and I have been sewing doll clothes..), and working to spring clean my kitchen in small steps..  well,  I have just not had time to update my blog.


We can skip the details of the flu bug (it is over now and we are feeling better)!


The puppies are so cute, but other than a few calls, so far no one has come to look at them.  Next week I put an ad in the big city paper!  I am ready for them to find new homes.


On the diapers sewing..  well between a pattern I bought from CyndiGran http://www.geocities.com/cyndiegran/index.html   (you can purchase her patterns on Ebay http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZcyndiegran )  and these directions http://mayna.livejournal.com/198548.html   I have now made 2 diapers that I am really happy with!  Plus using these directions  http://www.angelfire.com/biz/mothershelpinghands/mypatt.html  I made a few newborn size flat folds.  This is a lot fun!  Now that I am happy with the end product I can focus on quantity!  I am figuring a couple dozen fitted size small diapers and a bunch of flat folds should get my daughter by for awhile.  Then I will work on the next size of fitted ones. 


My new goat.  Still need to get a picture of her.  I had a friend call me and tell me this lady was getting rid of her goats and had a mama and kid that needed a good home. She was willing to sell them for $25!!  That seemed like a bargain to me..  I could sell the buckling kid alone and more than recover my costs.  She is sweet a little thing.  She is a Lamancha goat.. they have no ears, which we are all finding pretty funny because we are use to the floppy ear goats (as seen in the picture above!). Her kid is nursing but I am giving them a few days to settle in and then will start separating the kid at night so I can milk her in the morning. 


So that is basic update on the homesteadÂ… there is more to share but I will save it for another blog entry! 


Hope you all have a great Tuesday on your homesteads!