Last night I got to celebrate my birthday with my friends in Menomonie. I went out to some bars, drank some whiskey and crashed at a friends house. My friend Khaiti was with so we had to leave early in the morning for her to be back to do her duck chores and for me to do my chores. Our conversation lead us to her realizing she can't be such a free bird anymore because she was encouraging her ducks to start producing eggs early, which means a lot of egg gathering, washing, packing, and delivering. We both admitted we liked having a scheduled routine and it made me realize that I would soon be back to that more strict routine as well.
Perhaps I have been avoiding doing as much work as I should over the past couple of months. I was still mentally exhausted from moving this summer along with working two jobs plus taking care of my own farm. So I suppose it was o.k to let loose a little more over the winter months than I usually do!
It's time for me to buckle down and really start trying to obtain personal goals. I need to promote my CSA a lot more and put plans in order. Make those to-do lists and start crossing stuff off. Hunkering down and researching pasture/livestock management. I have all these questions plus so much more to filter through. Thinking about where I want fencing and how much will be permanent vs. electric. Do I want pigs this year? How do I want my gardens to work? Will I be able to cut hay from my own field? Do I really want to pursue growing more mushrooms? How can I utilize the 35 acres of woods that surround us? How many chicks, poults and goslings do I need to order? Where will I set up the milking area after the goats kid? How am I going to make portable shelters for everyone?!! Gahhhh!! There is so much more. Not to mention getting my financial side of things way more organized. After doing my own taxes it made me realize I could have been much better prepared!!
I am proud to say I have been keeping up with making goat milk soap! I have totally destroyed a few electric handheld stir sticks, but there has to be some casualties sometimes. If your looking to keep clean, smell good and support a small local business sign up for my goat milk soap shares. I am also taking orders for my meat CSA shares. Sign up while there is still availability!
In the meantime, enjoy looking at my paper mess, EB Ranch out the back door, and my beautiful bars of eucalyptus goat milk soap!
Born and raised in a small town, then moved back to the same small town. Jill of many trades and happy to be so.