Wow this has been some crazy busy couple of weeks.  I thought things would slow up a bit when the goats went on maternity leave but I guess as homesteaders we just replace one chore with another.

It was one of those days that I  dread but I had put it off as long as I could.  It was the day to trim the goat hoofs......I know this does not sound like such a big deal but I am sure there are one or two of you out there reading this that completely understand what I am talking about with the dread of trimming. 

It has been a busy week as always.  Well, maybe even a little busier than usual with our little visiting buck and all.  You wouldn't think the addition of one little goat would make much difference but my gosh that guy sure does drink a lot of water.  Now I do understand that we are in a serious drought hear in Texas and to top that we also have had, I believe, 39 consecutive days with temps over 100 degrees.  So maybe they are all drinking more but I  have been having to check all the waterers at least twice a day.

If I could find a way to add a few more hours to the day would I?  Hmmmmmmmmm....that's a hard question.  Part of me says - yes, I would add more hours to the day so I can get all that stuff on my list done.  The other, wiser, part of me knows me well enough to say no, don't do it, because the more hours I have the more I will put on that list.

You know sometimes there are thing that happen on a homestead that you just wouldn't hear anywhere else.  You know what I am talking about.........Those crazy little things that happen here and there that when you tell people that aren't homesteaders they just give you a blank stare or ask a question that really is more about why you did something than about what happened.

The first example I am going to give I thought of yesterday because when I stopped to fix the problem I was thinking there is no way this would happen to anyone else that I know.

July 10, 2011

When you are using your car to dry tomatoes be careful to take it easy on the corners and stopping at the lights or your car will be covered in tomatoes.