Just when you think a Christmas can never be topped our family manages to top the previous year.  Now when I say top the previous year I do not mean with buying more stuff or getting more "stuff".  I mean each year our Christmases get better as we grow stronger as a family and as homesteaders.  It is usually around Christmas time when we get that gift that will help us be even better homesteaders or the one that helped us learn a new skill that we realize just how far we have come.

It seems hard to believe that it is already November again!  It seems like just last week it was November of 2010 and I was working on last years Christmas gifts.  Some days it feels like I didn't even put a dent into the daily chores for trying to get the Christmas projects going.

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.