Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Good and The Bad

To steal a line from the show Sex and the City,"Hello lover."

That is exactly the way I felt when I saw all of this goodness. These tomatoes are our first. At least the first that I got to before the chickens did. (Anyone want chicken soup? It will happen if they don't stay out of my garden!)

And of course here is a picture of my new obsecion. I want to spin all of this wool. But, I think it's so beautiful. I just want to keep it like this.

The good news is, the person who I got my goats off of, takes sheep to the butcher.( Well, I guess that's not good news for the sheep. lol) Anyway,before she takes them off, she has to shear them. Guess who gets all of the wool? ME!!!!!!!! I now have an endless supply of wool without haveing more mouths to feed. It's a win, win, situation!! So I can get a boat load of these beauties laying around the house. I guess sooner of later I will get to spinning them. But, I'm in no big hurry. I love the look of them now. hehehe

Now on a sadder note, one of our registered Limosine cows died yesterday. She was getting a little old and last winter she started to lose weight. She didn't shed all of her winter coat this summer either, so we knew it wouldn't be  long. I found her dead under an old locust tree. That's where she was buried. She gave us many,many years of pretty little calves. She will be missed.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, a little saddened.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Days Like This

On days like this, I wonder if I am doing the right thing. When the heat index is around 115, I wonder about how much easier it would be to just buy my milk from the store instead of feeding and milking a goat twice a day.

On days like this, I wonder about how much easier it would be to just buy my produce from the grocery store and stay in the nice air conditioner. I realize how much I hate picking beans when sweat is running down into your eyes. Or, how much I hate swatting at flies that know just where to bite when my hands are covered in mud.

On days like this, I wonder about not having animals that I have to feed and water several times a day so that they can stay cool too. 

On days like this, I wonder is it all worth it...................

Yeaaaaaa. It is.

Small Farm Girl, farmer.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Loom pictures

Well, as you can see, our corn got hit pretty hard with one of the storms that went through here two days ago. It has already set back up. I am so glad that it takes care of it's self. lol

Ok now, I will tell you all that I know nothing about looms. I would love to LEARN more things about them though. But, Mom and Dad found this at a flea market and thought of me. So, they bought it. Don't you just love them for it? I do. lol. Anyway, I promised pictures of it, so here it is. I am hoping someone out there know something about it. I don't care if it's useless. I love the looks of it. I'll use it for decoration if nothing else.

Don't you just love the inlay? I think it's beautiful!
Well, if anyone knows anything about it, I would appreciate some input.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, just wondering.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Going Ons

Ok, so I really don't have much to say again. (Although Hubby would disagree.) I feel a little like a broken record(Wow, I just dated myself there) saying the same things over and over. We get up every morning and feed and milk the goats. I haven't gotten to sleep in since March. Oh what I wouldn't give to sleep in for one day. But, I know if I would have someone go and milk Hanna, I would still get up. I'm use to getting up at that time now. lol.

Anyway, after I milk and feed the goats, I check the rabbits and see if they need anything. Then after the rabbits, I go and let the chickens out of their house. This happens EVERY DAY.

One thing that is a little different around here is Hubby made me a trail around our pond so that I can walk it. It's just like a little track. I love it! The pond always has something interesting going on in or around it. So, watching the pond gets my mind off of all of the little ups and downs that I have to walk when I walk around it. Great exercise!!!!! I've got to start taking my camera with me though. There are sooooo many beautiful things to take pictures of. Water lillys and dragon flys of all different shapes and sizes and colors. Oh, and when I get to one side of the pond, there are HUGE blackberries. (Would I be defeating the purpose of exercising if I eat them every time I pass them? lol.)

Another thing that I have been doing A LOT of is spinning wool. I forgot how much I LOVE to do things with wool! Now, if only I would learn how to knit. I am beginning to really get into it. I love the feel of wool. I love the look of wool. I love the smell of wool! It is soooooo relaxing. I'm hooked. (Get it, hooked. heheheheh. I amuse myself sometimes.) Now, to just learn more about it. How it's carded, how it's cleaned, how it's.....etc,etc,etc.... I want to be like a sponge and learn all I can.

My Mom and Dad bought me a loom at a flea market. I don't know if it's operational, but, it's BEAUTIFUL! It's got inlay and carvings all over it. Even if it doesn't work, I'll keep it for decorative purposes. It's so pretty. I was going to get some pictures of it to put on here. But, my house is too dark to get a really good picture. And it's raining outside right now or I would have taken it outside. So, maybe on my next post. hehehe.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, addict

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Statement of The Day

I'm not fat, I'm just prepping for a food shortage.
SFG, prepper