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

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Not Much Happening around Here

Well, there really isn't much happening around here and I guess that is why I haven't posted in awhile. Winter has been a long one and according to the weather man it isn't over yet. We are supposed to get a freeze later this week. I hope my seedlings in the garden will be ok. The garden got started later than usual because of the cold and wet. We have only had a few days in which it was nice enough to open the windows and air out the house. I do love it when I can leave them open all the time. There is no better sleeping than when you are breathing the cool night air. It is very refreshing. I have mended some fences this past week and put more compost in the garden for the warm season plantings. I usually have cleaned out all the deep beddings from the barns, but have waited because of the weather. The rabbits are finally producing babies again, so hopefully we will have rabbit meat soon. We had problems with a cat getting in the colonies and killing babies just for the fun of killing. I had 13 babies in one colony that were just about ready to move to the grow out pens and the cat killed them. I went in one morning to 13 dead bodies with a cat sitting in the middle of the carnage. Needless to say I was not happy. I have since double fortified the colonies so maybe that won't happen again. I am hoping that my goats are pregnant, but I haven't had a chance to pull blood samples for preg testing so I don't really know for sure. I really need some good milk and some babies on the ground. The chickens are laying like crazy right now so we have plenty of eggs. I am putting up the extras so that I don't have to do without this next winter when they stop laying or we only get one or two eggs a day. I am working on my first e-book as well, but I have to admit that I haven't had much time lately to work on it. Living wheat free has been going well for our family and I must say that I enjoy food more now than I ever have. I have lost more weight and most of my pain is gone. It makes life much more tolerable. We are still battling fruit flies in the house. They have been terrible and I have tried every natural remedy there is to get rid of them. I even resorted to bug bombing the house, which I don't like to do. It got rid of them for a few days and then we started seeing them again. Now we are back to a cloud of them in the kitchen and another cloud roaming the house. I have a ban on fresh fruit coming in the house that can't be kept in the refrigerator. I am so tired of these fruit flies. It is hard to even make a meal because the little buggers are everywhere. I even has fly strips hanging all over the kitchen and only eliminated half of them. I don't have any idea where they are coming from as there is nowhere for them to breed, but they are breeding somewhere because they are in here by the droves. We went to a wedding this month which was nice, even though it was a whirlwind trip. It is tough to find someone to stay here at the farm with the animals. We did find someone though and it was nice for us all to get away together for a few days. Right now about the only thing on our plate is getting all these trees from this past winter that came down cut up and put to use or burned. I guess it is nice to say that is our major project for this spring. We have been doing so much for so long that it is nice to basically not have to do so much. We have little projects and of course there are always repairs and such, but that is minor and easy compared to having a large new project to handle what we are doing or want to do. Like I said not much exciting going on around here. Blessings, Kat


Makalea Family said...

What is your preferred method for storing your extra eggs?

Kat said...

I freeze them in muffin tins. They work well for recipes or for scrambled eggs. Blessings, Kat