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. 

You know every week I think this week must be the busiest week ever and then I go into the new week and that proves to be the busiest week ever......

This week Jonathan and I did some experiments with food.  We wanted to find new ways to use our dried sweet potatoes and we wanted to try our hand at dehydrating cheese.  The cheese was more my idea than Jonathan's because if Jonathan had his way there would be no storing or saving of cheese.

I wanted to try to dry cheese because, like any good homesteader, I like to have a little of everything on hand just in case

Wow, here it is 9:06 in the evening and I am just getting a chance to sit down.  I ran a little late getting the last of the fruit cut and in the dehydrator this evening....thanks to my goats.....

For those of you already running a homestead most of the daily blog will not be surprising or exciting.  But for those of you just thinking about branching out to homesteading or just beginning it might give you a better idea of what is coming.

So let's start out with what the plan was for today and then we can see just what I accomplished or if I fizzled out before the bottom of the list.

Today's plan was to use the rain barrels to water the garden with since we actually had rain earlier in the week.  I also wanted to complete the water filter test and trim the goat's hoof and linseed oil the sink/table and finally wash, disinfect and then linseed oil the milking stand.  Okay I will be truthful I had planned on also drying the peppers today but not sure that is going to happen.