Friday, February 1, 2013

Just Rambling

Well, it's day two of the "No TV" experiment. So far, it's no problem. I thought it would be harder. I guess I didn't really want to watch what I was watching. LOL! As of right now, I'm kind of liking it. I'm getting a lot more done. Plus my mind is not being filled with crap. Well, anymore crap than is already there.

Still no goat babies. I thought for sure she would have them last night since it was down to 15 and blowing snow. Very COLD!!!! But then again, tonight is suppose to be down to 9. But, no wind. We will see. Still hoping for a miscalculation of birth date. Hoping for next weekend when its warmer.

Speaking of goats, we are going to sell our buck. It's time for new blood in the herd. I'm hoping to get some more does and a buck from a farm in southern Indiana. I've talked to them a few time about coming and looking and possibly buying. But, a 4 hour drive is a long haul when you are pulling a trailer and your truck only gets 9 miles per gallon.  Ya, that would be an expensive "look see". Maybe in the spring we will go for a "joy ride". lol.

Speaking of spring, I'm really getting spring fever! BAD!!!! I know I shouldn't wish my life away but, I'm really getting tired of this cold. I wish spring would hurry up!  This year the wind has been horrible too! Remind me of how much I wanted it to get warmer when I'm complaining how hot it is this summer. hehehehe

As you can see I'm just rambling on and on. I told you I was going to write more. I just didn't say I was going to have anything to write about. lol.

Actually I'm sitting here wondering about what kind of bread I'm gonna make to go with the day old veggie soup that I made yesterday. I love left over soup. It always tastes better!!!  Have you ever tried to make bread? I use to be afraid to try it. I know, it's not like it's gonna kill me or anything. I just don't like to fail at things.  But guess what? It turned out pretty good! Who would have thunk it?  But as Hubby said, " Any homemade bread is good homemade bread." I don't really think I agree with him. I've heard about the bricks that some people have pulled out of their ovens before. Oh well, if it ever turns out like that, the birds will like it.

Well, that's all that I've got for today,

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, rambler.


Teri said...

for real girl! I'm freezing my a off! So cold and icy here, I couldn't make it to work today. I just can't tell you how bad I feel about that ...LOL.
No TV is a good thing, I can't remember when I watched TV last. I NEVER turn it on when hubby is not home, I really believe it is a guy thing anyway, and so much of the REALITY crap will wear you out ... just toooooo much drama for me.
Stay warm, and I hope the goat babies hold.

angela said...

It is cold down your way, our summer is winding down and it's been a looking forward to winter. I have made lots of bread the old fashioned way and it tastes fantastic. Don't be afraid to give it a go. And it's very therapeutic kneading your stresses away. I hope your goats deliver soon love baby goats they are my favourite

DFW said...

Try this tried & true recipe from Suzanne at Chickens in the Road:

Two-loaf standard recipe

3 cups warm water
1 tablespoon yeast (1 packet)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
7 cups all-purpose flour

In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, sugar, and salt. Let sit five minutes.

Stir in first three cups of flour with a heavy spoon.

Add the next cup of flour a little at a time as needed, stirring until dough becomes too stiff to continue stirring easily.

Add a little more flour and begin kneading. The amount of flour is approximate–your mileage may vary! Continue adding flour and kneading until the dough is smooth and elastic.

Let dough rise in a greased, covered bowl until doubled. (Usually, about an hour.)

Uncover bowl; sprinkle in a little more flour and knead again before dividing in half.

With floured hands, shape dough into loaves and place in two greased loaf pans.

Tear off two pieces of waxed paper and grease with oil spray (to prevent it from sticking to the loaves as they rise) and cover loaf pans.

Let rise till loaves are tall and beautiful! (About an hour, depending on the temperature in your kitchen.)

Bake for 25 minutes in a preheated 350-degree oven. Makes two loaves. Recipe can be cut in half.

One-loaf standard recipe
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 teaspoon yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
3 1/2 cups flour

p.s. Mine turned out a bit dry the 1st time (too much flour) but it made wonderful French Toast!

small farm girl said...

Thanks Teri! I'm trying to stay warm too! I'm gonna try and do this t.v. thing. I've been addicted to it for years!

Angela, please send some of your warmth our way. PLEASE!!!!!! lol

DFW, thanks for the recipe! I'll give it a try!

Call Me the Horse Girl said...

Right there with you about the cold. Every year by the time February rolls around I'm totally sick of it, but every year Spring returns and Summer is sweeter after the wait.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I've had great luck with beer bread. Good recipe on Farm Girl Fare. Stay warm :-D.

Michaele said...

No TV here either. Soon you won't even miss it. I will be waiting to see your new buck. Good luck with the upcoming births. I am glad I still have a few months.

Candy C. said...

Who said you don't have anything to say?!? I enjoy these types of posts! :)