Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sunny Sunday

Wow, it feels and looks like spring around here… lots of water and mud!

Just a quick update from the farm today.  This weekend I was busy on Saturday morning making soap again.  This time it was shaving soap.  I made it round so it can easily be dropped into a mug.  It has lots of goodies in the ingredient list including finely ground oatmeal. 

The weather was so nice that I took my lettuce seedlings out from under the lights in the way-down basement and out to the real-deal sunshine of the greenhouse.  I spent a little time out there finishing clearing away desiccated tomato vines that I didn’t get to last fall. It was so warm in there that I opened up the door for the afternoon.

Future salads!
Kevin and I had some of that quality couple time that you can only get while cleaning out the goat’s pen in the corner of the pole barn.  It was getting that mattress-y feeling in there from so much bedding and hay underfoot.  We still have a month or so to wait for kids arrive.

The chickens are really enjoying the warm weather too.  I gave them a couple layers of an alfalfa bale, which made them even happier.  You might not think of chickens as hay eaters, but they love it when it’s really leafy. The occasional dried grasshopper is just a bonus!

Remember those tracks I posted about last Sunday?  They were muskrat tracks!  We watched the little guy make them.  It was almost like he was trying to get into the garage.  Of course by the time we got the camera he had gone around the house and headed for the pond.  Seems kind of early for them to be out and about.

You may recall that Kevin got a smoker for Christmas from the kids.  Today he tried it out on a pork loin.  It turned out great even though he didn’t know what he was doing really… another new learning experience!

Very tasty!
So I think that is a good thought end with. We are never too old to learn something new. Never, ever stop learning.  

Be well friends.

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