Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Monday, January 18, 2010

I'm Back to the 21st Century!!!

Well, I am back from our technology free week. It was great. It amazed me at how much more we were able to get done around here and how much more time we had to play together. The girls spend the afternoons laughing, giggling and playing with each other instead of like zombies in front of the television. My oldest, who says she hates to read and it is always like pulling teeth to get her to read finally found a book in our personal library and from then on each evening had her nose stuck in a book. I got a lot of sewing done and almost have a complete spring and summer wardrobe for the little one. Just a couple more play dresses for around the farm and finish church dresses and I will be done with her clothes and can start on clothes for the oldest. Who knows this year I might be able to get something made for myself. I would love a couple more skirts and tops or a dress or two. Some of my work stuff is getting pretty frazzled and worn. We have a good start on the stuff for next months consignment sale and will probably finish that up soon. I did not get to my crafting supplies, but will soon. I finished a book that I had been reading little by little for about 6 months. This week was my littlest's birthday, she turned 3. She received several books and a set of cards (of her very own) and was thrilled. I made her a cake, but my mom decided she needed a "store bought" cake with all the decorations. So we have two cakes here and nobody wants the store bought cake. I am sorry, but it tastes like...well like..plastic. Once you start baking your own and have eaten home baked from scratch for so long those store bought birthday cakes just don't taste so good. Of course, we won't tell mom all of that. It would hurt her feelings. So I don't know what to do with that cake. Anyway, next weekend will be busy as we have rabbits to butcher and a goat to butcher. I am getting ready for no buy February in that I have made a small list of things that I am low on that will need to be replaced before the end of the month. We are also getting close to spring kidding season so I think I will get some milk in the freezer for the couple months when the goats are dry. I sure will miss my rich sweet goat milk, but organic cow milk isn't too bad. Regular grocery store milk simply is not an option as it tastes foul and looks foul too. I certainly do not need vegetable oil in my milk. I got my seeds ordered and will be starting seeds soon for our spring vegetables. We will get the garden tilled in the next couple of weeks and put out the compost that has been cooking since last summer. It is wonderfully cooked and looks lovely. As far as no technology week, we will keep doing that each month until we can get rid of the tv altogether. Hopefully, by the end of summer! At least that is my goal. Well, it is time to go tend to the critters and get the morning milking done, so I will have to write more later. I have several blog ideas so maybe I can get some of those done this week. God bless.


The Girl in the Pink Dress said...

So glad your techno free week went well! It's amazing how children pick up books and actually learn to love reading when the TV is out of the way. Looks like a lot of creativity was encouraged as well.
My seed orders are going in soon too- isn't it exciting?
Hope you have a lovely day!
The Girl in the Pink Dress

Marmee's Pantry said...

Sounds like you sure weren't a bit bored on your 'no technology' adventure! That's great!

How cool that your family enjoys your cake more than the store bought. Maybe your could see if one of your neighbors might want your mom's cake. :-) That way it won't go to waste.

Enjoy your busy week, I'm sure the time will fly.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim W<><

Janice said...

So great to have you back! I'm glad to hear that your family's week went well. Looking forward to some new posts this week when you're able.