Friday, April 22, 2011

Some time on my hands, for a change

I can't believe I actually have a wee bit of time on my hands, for a change. Pretty nice really.

Actually I probably should be outside working because the sun is out! Oh man, for the first time in a while the sun is out and it's actually fairly warm. It has been a cold long winter and spring. And wet. Wet, wet, wet. 55" so far this year. I don't know if it's record breaking but it's sure tough when one has animals to tend.

Especially for the goats. They hate wet feet and foot rot goes from a not so fun problem to a serious, horrible problem in a hurry. I think we might have that issue licked for now. I do hope, because the one suffering from it is/was Amelia, my best milker. She has gorgeous teats, very easy on my hands. Her sister Lily has horrible little bitty teats that murder my hands each day twice a day. Grumbles... But she is giving me a whole lot more milk right now, so no more complaining about my hands I guess.

All in all my goats are putting out some good milk, quantity wise. I'm real close to 3 gallons and that's with a first year freshener too! Not bad for gals who are only half dairy. Lots of milk and lots and lots of cheese, I love it. Each morning I keep the milk and each night I make soft farmers cheese so I can save the whey for my dogs the next morning. Eggs, whey and rabbit goodies makes the dogs real happy and healthy. :-)

I took a ton of pictures but of course my camera battery died so I have to wait to charge that up to get the stuff up for viewing. I'll try and get that done very soon.

In the meantime, I'd better run and get some of that outdoor stuff started...toodles!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

11 Emergency Food Items That Can Last a Lifetime

We are working all of these, are you? Better start. Great article with links to other great articles. 11 Emergency Food Items That Can Last a Lifetime