It's true, Bob and I have been busy folks lately. I work 30-35 hours at other jobs during the week, that doesn't include any farm work or personal work. So it's that time of the season where things are starting to wind down a bit, I think.
Lately I personally have been delving into my own art, I had a show at the Menomonie Market Food Co-op in October. It felt good to have my art displayed and people enjoyed looking at it. On top of that I decided to start painting rooms in the house and re-arrange things. And I have decided to adopt a third cat that I will soon be picking up. Bob and I have been putting up "cat shelves" in the house and we really have a big enough house for one more feline member I think.
Bob has had many projects in the works or finished up over this summer. The big one is SOLAR PANELS!!!!! They structurally have been up most of the summer. Now it's a matter of digging trenches, putting in conduit and putting the wires through. I don't think we will have it up and running this year, but hopefully by the spring of 2017. These panels should be able to run the whole house, but we will see! Bob also built a small shed for the tractor on one half, and a winter housing area for the goats. I can't even list all the things he has been doing around here, it's pretty incredible!
There has been goose butchering and processing, garlic planting, figuring out winter fences and fence for next year. I sold a few San Clemente Island goats to some folks over the summer and fall. I'm in the process of either finding out if some of my older ones are registered, and if not, to get all of them registered with the International Dairy Goat Association/Registration. It's been quite a fun journey to figure out lineage, and meeting new people that have a lot of knowledge of the goats. They have been a big help and continuing help, so thank you!
I hope to get in the soap making saddle again really soon. My back stock is running low and I have enough raw material to make a few more batches. But, when you sign up for my goat milk soap shares it really helps me get those raw material ahead of time and then you get your soap a month or so after you sign up! I have two new scents available in individual goat milk bars, the dragons blood and pumpkin spice scents! Your support helps this farm keep running!
So onward, enjoy the multitude of pictures!!
Thank you for your support!
Born and raised in a small town, then moved back to the same small town. Jill of many trades and happy to be so.