I hope your Memorial Day Weekend was celebratory! My family and I visited Greenfield Village and participated in a Civil War Rremembrance. It was wonderful! We visited with hundreds of military reenactors, Michigan Cavalry Brigade, drum and fife, concerts, Fashions of the Time and much more. I hope you took a moment to reflect and honor those who have fought and died to preserve our great nation!
A quick update on my goat-keeping adventure. At nine weeks, the Alpine kids are weaned, weighing in at 41 and 35 pounds! In the meantime, Nelly, an Oberhasli, joined our ‘family’ about a week ago. She kidded May 14. Between the two girls, they’re providing me with a little more that a gallon of milk each day. I’ve been freezing milk to use in soap-making and we’ve been consuming the balance. This week I hope to begin my cheese-making experience! I’ve been researching the subject as well as purchasing several books and supplies.
I’ve also been working steadily on the gardens…but it’s been so chilly, I dare not set out the green peppers! We have another frost warning tonight and peppers prefer almost ‘tropical’ warmth! I also mistakenly dug-up a plot of parsley that I failed to mark with a stake and have to re-plant! UGH! Parsley is so very slow to germinate too!
We’ve been making a list of the unavoidable chores that need to get done around the house and farm too. We’ve reached a point in our lives that if it aint written down, it aint gettin done! It seems that the list keeps getting longer and longer.
Well, blessings to you, Jenny