Saturday on the Homestead
Today is rainy and gray. Apparently we are getting the tail end of a typhoon that is out in the Pacific Ocean and that has given us several days of gray and wet weather. I know one thing my garden is loving it.. both my plants and the weeds!! There will be lots to do in the garden when the sunny dry days come back.
Today I have a ton of stuff I want to get done but reality says I won’t get to it all. I am starting my day off by making soap. As soon as I am done blogging I will be getting at it. I am planning on making about 25#’s.
Then my list includes making sauerkraut (I put some yogurt out last night to drain and now have whey to do this), and I really wanted to get a gallon of kefir going too… and the biggest chore for my girls and I today is we need to butcher a chicken or two.. that is the one I am not sure I will get to! Emily and Leanne have caught a couple egg eaters and it is time for them to get that special invitation to dinner (haa.. haa.. got that from a lady on my boards!!)! Plus we really need to cull out the hens that are not laying.. as soon as we figure the best way to determine this. Tobin hung up the killing cone last night and I think while I make soap this morning the girls can get the rest of the stuff set up. If I feel brave enough I may take some pics of the process for those who are interested in how it is done. I am not any kind of an expert but I figure, hey… if I can do it then anyone can! LOL..
Dinner tonight will be very easy.. maybe some potato sausage soup and cornbread and salad. Something that I can also have the girls work on while I do soap and then when our busy afternoon is over dinner will be basically an easy thing.
Well that is my plans, we will now see how far I get on all this.. and will be back to let you know!
Hope you all have a good and productive Saturday on your homesteads!