Wednesday, December 1, 2021

It's been a while

 Ive been in kind of a blur for quite a while.  Just watching the world go completely insane.  Im done with it all.  I'm ready to withdraw from it all and go back to full time farming.  I have a few things to finish up paying for tho, so, a little at a time.

So, what's been happening?  With all the fake pandemic crap, the off farm job has drowned me in overtime this year.  Farming has been just about impossible.   Ive lost sleep the last couple of weeks tending sick goats.  Ive lost 4 now.  

Ive got potatoes,  tomatoes,  onions and garlic going in the house for winter eats.  Im not liking the price or quality of whats currently available at the local grocery.   Ive pretty well stopped buying anything from any retailer.  There just isn't anything I feel like I need anymore. Since i refused to comply with being controlled by fear, was denied access because I would not wear a mask,  I've realized that I just don't need any of the things I thought I needed.   

So, back to basics again.  I'm trying to get it all done by myself now.  I'll be sharing it all here, just like i used to...

Monday, May 4, 2020

time creeping on

It does creep on.  Time.  Seems like there's plenty but I never seem to get enough done.  I'm just not as young as I used to be I guess.  Then again, it's only been 7 weeks since the first baby goat was born this year and I spent 4 weeks on unemployment, doing nothing major, just piddling and playing with the grandson, cooking, playing with a few soap recipes and watching the whole world go insane over nothing.  It has become perfectly clear how Hitler convinced Germany to accept socialism and murder 6 million Jews while attempting to take over the world.  Amazing (and a little scary) to watch.

I'm already back at my off farm job.  Plenty of co-workers freaked out and frightened over catching covid.  I am not afraid and I refuse to wear a mask of any kind.  Won't do it.  No reason to.  I find I am easily annoyed by others around me trying to convince me I need to be a frightened lemming like they are.  I saddens me how many people around me are sheep, not capable of thinking for themselves.

Worked on the garden before the rain came in.  I could smell it coming and it had already started to rain as I was covering my last row of bean seed.  I wanted to be planted already but I didn't want the couple of mid 30f nights to hurt any of it so I waited.  I have plenty of seedlings in the house that need to go out, just didn't get out of bed early enough today to get it done.  Too distracted by the 20 little projects I have on my list.  Maybe tomorrow before the grandson gets here if it's not pouring rain.
The camera lens on my phone is finally scratched up enough that it's no longer taking clear pictures.  Guess it's time to replace it.  The 2 batches of play-doh I made in anticipation of my grandson visiting me tomorrow.  One for him to play with and another to sell.  Completely edible altho I don't think after tasting it, any child would bother since it's pretty salty.

I haven't sold any babies yet, if the auction house opens up for June, I might if the price is good.  I'd rather keep them all than sell them cheap.  Besides, I'm perfectly capable of butchering for myself and goat is a fine meal.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

New babies

New babies today!  A set of twins to a yearling nanny, they were still wet when I found them.  Good mamma, she tended them well.  If the market stays as weak as it is right now into peak selling time, I might end up with a few young billys in the freezer and a whole bunch of new milking girls!  This virus thing is not good.  Not good at all.  Hardly anyone in this rural area is paying attention to the stay at home order thing.  Thankfully, there are only 3 confirmed cases within 50 miles of here.  My off farm place of employment has shut down for at least 2 weeks, I had to sign up for unemployment today.  I haven't had to do that since the 80's.  Weird times we're living in, that's for sure!

Today was day 3 of shutdown and I spent it  cooking, again.  Set the young'uns on digging up the tore up water line for the barn and piling up the debris from the one side of the old barn that fell in already.  We get that cleaned up and I can get to ripping the other side off and pushing the middle over.  Gotta get it all gone so I can get to prepping the spot for the twin tiny house cabins.  A little at a time and it all comes together.

Started working on a new quilt project.  I've also got some fragrance oils brewing and need to process some aloe fronds.  Plenty to keep me busy!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

That Figures- sighs.............

It's raining.  Of course it is, I had things I wanted to get done.  Sold my billy goat this morning.  He'd produced 3 crops of kids for me and he's related to half the herd now so he needed to go to a new herd of girls.  I sold him private sale to someone who will breed with him.

He is a nice billy, makes nice babies and not aggressive.  Love those kiko crosses.

I'm just hanging out with the grandson today, looking at quilting patterns on pinterest………..