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oldfashioned girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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monica
oatman az
USA
2391 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2010 :  07:50:58 AM  Show Profile
Lori, I wish we had a butcher around here! Unfortunately all we have is the larger supermarkets. I was just really thrown when I saw that it said from Australia and New Zealand. The meat I did came out pretty good last night! It was a tiny bit dry, but I realized that it was fairly lean and I probably should have added a bit of the fat to it off the edge. It did taste better though and a lot of times you can get roasts and London Broil for less that hamburger! I will definitely keep doing it!

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3275 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3275 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2010 :  11:14:13 AM  Show Profile
Good luck with the hamburger. We are spoiled, having our own beef, chicken and pork.
Thanks for the sugeestions Lori, and Monica. Red and yellow will give you brown. I will have to try that. When I was dyeing, I did have bits of leftover dye, and poured it all together. Red, blue and yellow, and got a lovely purple. I have a yellow and blue dye job I want to redye. I did make some greens also. So I will try the pinch of dye colors!
Do you ladies mostly mix your own colors, or do you buy the dye color you want? Just wondering what is the best way to go about this. So many choices!
Thanks
Michele
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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

2804 Posts

grace
larkspur colorado
USA
2804 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2010 :  3:35:45 PM  Show Profile
Well I guess my email from this morning is lost in space - Just like I am. Working hard at trying to get computer work done while the computer is willing.

Monica, I have an attachment to my Huge Kitchen Aid Mixer that I use to grind meats and such - saves on the muscles which are always needed elsewhere. I purchase buffalo from the farm down the road, meat from local breeders and I do not eat much pork but if I do it is from a natural food store. I do not eat that much meat anymore so I am really picky and that means I do not eat it out in resturants either... I know that makes me weird...

Still no rain and they are not predicting any for a long time. I hold by breath everytime a big truck goes by the place because four years ago a fire start on our road because of a spark from a big truck. So I am like a cat in a room full of rockers.

How is everyone's weather??

As for the dye question - I use all kinds including natural plant dyes. There are tons of great books out there that can help with dyeing receipes, process and also screw ups. Yes you can mix a few left overs to get a brown or a black but I will warn you that the color break differently and so you might end up with something that will not hold the color evenly or will come out in the rinse because you are mixing the wrong things together. What dyes are you useing?? Cushings Breaks ALOT - so you really have to watch those.
Love to hear what others think?

Have a great night - off to feed everyone and clean the chicks again.

Grace Gerber
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio

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Sheep Mom 2
True Blue Farmgirl

1534 Posts

Sheri
Elk WA
USA
1534 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2010 :  6:51:10 PM  Show Profile
Hi all. I have been rushing to play catch up while the warm weather holds. We are finally back to our usual mid 70's so have been scrambling to get that last fleece picked and washed. Still picking green beans and some blackberries as they ripen. Got the wool washed this morning and then lo and behold a fluke of a rain storm moved in and I had to scramble to get it inside before it got wet as it was almost dry. The storm lasted all of 20 min. and then the sun came out again. Gotta love those weather people - only job you can have and be wrong about 60% of the time and still keep your job.

I am glad to hear all is well with you Grace. I have been watching the fires on the news and keeping you in my prayers. It's pretty darn crunchy here too yet for some weird reason they lowered our fire danger from extreme to moderate. I don't know what fool decided on that one but let's hope we don't have some yo ho decide to do something stupid as a result. There is still a state wide burn ban but that hasn't stopped my neighbors from target shooting in prep for hunting season....I am always watching their way all evening long just to be sure.

Glad to hear that things are going ok for you Angie. I hope you are feeling better.

Great news about the house, Monica. Drywall can go up really quickly if you have a good crew. How is Gary doing? Does he still have to use a cane? How's the web site building going?

No more new news about my stove - let's hope it comes this time without any trouble. I have been limping along with two iffy burners now for three months. It wouldn't be such a big deal except it's canning season and I can't run the pressure canner on the small front burner. I have been freezing everything instead which is fine as long as we don't have any major power issues this winter. Thanks for the good thoughts in that arena.

Guess I should go find some dinner. Have a great evening everyone.

Blessings, Sheri

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Cavalli Runner
True Blue Farmgirl

249 Posts

Brenda
Mercer MO
USA
249 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2010 :  8:22:23 PM  Show Profile
I used to grind all of my own hamburger when we lived in Africa. At first we bought it, but I found little stones and who knows what else in it, so I started buying roasts and grinding it. The price per kilo was the same. I would even wash the roast off before I ground it! I had to add a little olive oil to it for things like burgers and meatloaf because it was very dry. I also had to put oil in the pan when browning it for chili and tacos and such. It was a bit of a hassle (especially when the power would be off all day on the day I needed to do the grinding) but at least I knew what we were eating. Greg used to say he would probably starve to death if he had to see all the things in our food that I did before I prepared it!
I hope to be grinding our own beef again one of these days. I also want to get back into grinding my own wheat for breads and such, too.
Ladies, I have been weaving willow baskets for the Jamesport Heritage Days Festival at the end of the month. I have one almost done and several others started. It's turning out very well. I wasn't sure I could do it. I haven't made baskets in so long, and I have NEVER made them from wild river willow branches before, or ANY natural material, for that matter. I've always bought ready-to-weave reed. I think the one I have almost finished is turning out quite good. Of course it is rustic looking, but I really am enjoying watching how this natural basket shaping up.
Sheri, I think that would drive me nuts. Sometimes I think four burners aren't enough! I sure hope you get your new stove soon.
Have a good night, everyone. You're all in my prayers for health, safety, peace and contentment.

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oldfashioned girl
True Blue Farmgirl

2391 Posts

monica
oatman az
USA
2391 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2010 :  10:18:00 PM  Show Profile
Grace, You are such a trouble maker! I made 2 lemon meringue pies tonight (and a cherry pie for Gary)!! Your batt looked so yummy that I have been thinking about pie since I saw the pics! Now I just have to wait for them to cool! I wish I could get fresh meat locally, but there is nothing at all around here!

Sheri, Things are moving along, but it still make take a month or so to finish! Gary is doing better, but he is probably going to have surgery for his hernia that got worse from the accident and he will not be able to lift anything more than 5 pounds for 2 months after the surgery so we are unsure if he will have a job after the surgery! I am trying to set up a free website with Windows Office Live and I got so frustrated with it that I was almost in tears today! My neighbor came over and helped me so I made him and his wife a pie too!

Brenda, It turns your stomach to know what is in the processed foods in the market! I know it's some work, but I would much rather do my own meats!

Hope you all have a great night!

Monica
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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

2804 Posts

grace
larkspur colorado
USA
2804 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2010 :  06:28:19 AM  Show Profile
Monica those pies sure sound wonderful - enjoy a piece for me.. I will be keeping Gary in my prayers and hope that his health will return without all the intervention.

Sheri I know what you mean about watching your neighbors closely, I have one who thinks in this weather it is O.K. to burn his weeds off his driveway - like he has any left because of all the chemicals he sprays - great to start a real blaze. Then we have others up the way who every night they are target practicing and they are not the best shots - so I am with you I have to worry not about what I do but what the nutters around here do. I told you the story of how one of our volunteer fireman burnt his own house down and have of the forest of his neighbors. All because he did not put out his ashes all the way. Now they have found out the same thing happened to the huge fire in Boulder, one of their volunteer fireman had a firepit that started up again - 165 houses and buildings are now gone and tons of forest - people are just sometimes so stupid...

Well, enough ranting - I will post pictures of the chicks today - lots of changes and boy I wished the could be in the coop. I will hopefully do some painting either inside or outside depending on the heat. Hope all have a great productive day without too many bumps in the road.

Grace Gerber
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio

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oldfashioned girl
True Blue Farmgirl

2391 Posts

monica
oatman az
USA
2391 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2010 :  07:45:01 AM  Show Profile
Grace, I will be praying that you are safe from any fires! It's amazing sometimes that some people have no sense. What is worse is when it's people who really should know better! With Gary we are kind of figuring that after the surgery if worse comes to worse and he does loose his job with Steve, then it will just be the Lord pushing us out of our comfort zone!

Gary just came home and said that he saw Steve and Steve is planning on having the house done in two weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh I am so hoping that it happens! Our bedroom may not be completely done, but at this point I don't care! I just want to get moved so bad! Please pray that it really happens!

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3275 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3275 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2010 :  3:50:24 PM  Show Profile
grace I have country classics dye. I will have to see what the libraey system has to offer this winter, as far as books.
thanks for the help
Michele
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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

2804 Posts

grace
larkspur colorado
USA
2804 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2010 :  6:14:30 PM  Show Profile
On the Country Classics colors like the pine, pumpkin, slate blue and a few others will break in colors if they are left or mixed. There are a couple of Yahoo groups about dyeing that have some information that might help. It really is one of the reasons why folks keep dyeing records. Also Country Classics do not like being set around for days on end so if you are going to use them do not delay...

Monica how was the Lemon Pie??? I had thought maybe I might make one and then I looked at the long list of things I need to get done and so the answer is going to be NO Not Now!!!

Grace Gerber
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio

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oldfashioned girl
True Blue Farmgirl

2391 Posts

monica
oatman az
USA
2391 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2010 :  7:28:49 PM  Show Profile
Grace, The pie was so yummy! I think it's my favorite as far as pies go! A bit tart but not too much, just right! Hopefully someday we can sit down and chat over a slice!

Monica
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Sheep Mom 2
True Blue Farmgirl

1534 Posts

Sheri
Elk WA
USA
1534 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2010 :  10:13:48 PM  Show Profile
Glad to hear that Gary is doing somewhat better - hopefully he will have a job after his surgery. All things to the good - perhaps it will be a better one than the one he has now. How cool that the house is finally progressing by leaps and bounds.

Long day today. Finished up with the wool washing and fortunately it dried before the rain moved in. Got a bunch of fall clean up done - retiring hanging plants that had finished their season. Picked some more blackberries and got them in the freezer. Made a run to town for feed and a few bags of pellets for the pellet stove since it looks like we are cooling down again.

Made a calorie splurge and made home made pizza for dinner - yum. Figured I'd earned it after lugging in 320 lbs of pellets...Still have to unload the chicken feed but will wait until tomorrow. I'm beat.

Blessings, Sheri

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Cavalli Runner
True Blue Farmgirl

249 Posts

Brenda
Mercer MO
USA
249 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2010 :  04:46:11 AM  Show Profile
Good morning ladies,
The sun seems to be taking a little longer to come up this morning, so I will take the few extra minutes with you all!
I have a question for you all who have laying hens. Ours have pretty much stopped laying for some reason. We used to get 3 or 4 banty eggs every day from our 4 banties, and then usually one brown and one green daily from the others. We think some of the others may be too young to be laying yet, so we weren't too worried about that. But now, we MGHT get one egg of any kind, some days nothing. We have tried everything we can think of to figure out what would cause this. We had no banty eggs for several weeks, now we are getting an occassional one. And rarely we get a green one. Anybody have any ideas on what could cause ALL of the chickens to stop laying at the same time? Or what we might try to get them laying again?
Well, the sun seems to be finally getting through. It's windy this morning, I hope we don't get any rain...I'm gonna try blowing it west to you, Grace!
Oh, and Monica, did you make your lemon pie from scratch? My hubby loves lemon meringue pie. maybe I should make him one as a welcome home present! I have a few lemons in the fridge. I also have a leftover ball of dough from the last batch of pies I made. Hm...now look what you've started!

Happy Farming!
Brenda Larson

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Old Spirit
True Blue Farmgirl

1492 Posts

Rae
MN
1492 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2010 :  08:13:33 AM  Show Profile
The days are getting shorter and they need 12 to 14 hours of light for good egg production, also getting cooler. I notice the same in ours. In winter we have a light in the coop to give longer days.

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oldfashioned girl
True Blue Farmgirl

2391 Posts

monica
oatman az
USA
2391 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2010 :  09:33:00 AM  Show Profile
Sheri, He is honestly so tired of his job that he is not really worried if Steve decides to let him go when he has the surgery! About two tears ago he got a raise and was changed to 100 hours salary + hourly pay for anything over that, but since then Steve has pretty much kept him at 100 hours. I figured out a while back that even though he got a raise he is actually making up to 10,000 a year less because of the cut in hours. We are so tired of being stuck under someone's thumb! Gary does incredible woodworking and I would love to see him start doing some pieces, so this may be our opportunity to finally strike out on our own!

Brenda, I did make the pie from scratch! It was pretty easy because all you really do is make the filling and meringue and bake it for 15 minutes! It was so yummy! This was the first time I have ever made one, but I will definitely make one again soon! It's really all Grace's fault! She is the one that had to make a lemon meringue batt that looked like the real thing! :)


Monica
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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

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grace
larkspur colorado
USA
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Posted - Sep 16 2010 :  10:07:30 AM  Show Profile
Monica you would not believe how many people went out and made a Lemon Meringue Pie after seeing the batt. Even Brooke when she was hear said she was going home to have one too. I might make one today if I get things farther along. I had a great idea for a art yarn last night so I am working on that as I type.

As for the chickens - light is key!! I have heat lamps in the coop when it gets a bit cooler at night and that helps with the light. Also, during the winter I keep them on and my hens kept laying. I am also training my new little girls that way. I am hoping my new girls will be laying during the cookie baking season but I have learned to go with the flow.

Sheri the pizza sound wonderful - I am with you when we get down moving all the sacks of feed and such we have easily burned the calories. I am thinking of making a white pizza with spinach and chicken - thanks for the good idea.

Back to pulling roving and such. Have a wonderful day ladies.

Grace Gerber
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio

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oldfashioned girl
True Blue Farmgirl

2391 Posts

monica
oatman az
USA
2391 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2010 :  10:40:25 AM  Show Profile
Grace, I think the thing with the batt is that in the one pic it really looked like meringue! White pizza sounds very yummy too! May have to make a pizza for dinner now!

Monica
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oldfashioned girl
True Blue Farmgirl

2391 Posts

monica
oatman az
USA
2391 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2010 :  1:31:31 PM  Show Profile
It has turned out to be a very interesting night and day around here! We had a scorpion in the house last night and luckily Isaiah saw it before he got off the couch and then today Gary was trying to get our little motor home running so we can move it and there was a small rattle snake in one of the wheel wells! Oh how I wold LOVE to move out of the desert!

Monica
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Sep 16 2010 :  5:14:44 PM  Show Profile
I did use up all the dye the same day I mixed it. I didn't want to throw any out, so I mixed them all togethere and got a pretty light purple. Will check out the yahoo groups.
Thanks Michele
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Cavalli Runner
True Blue Farmgirl

249 Posts

Brenda
Mercer MO
USA
249 Posts

Posted - Sep 17 2010 :  05:03:23 AM  Show Profile
Thanks Rae and Grace. That very well could be the problem. It makes sense to me, anyway!
Question: Do you keep the lights on all night, or just for a certain number of hours? I have another question? Do you de-worm your chickens ever? I have been putting a little ACV in their water, but wondered if I should give them anything else?

Now here's a sheep question (maybe you can answer this too, Grace): We bring our sheep into the barn at night and give them a little bit of grain. But, with the days getting shorter, it means their grazing time is getting shorter. At what point do you start putting hay in for them to off-set the shorter grazing hours?

Two more nights and Greg will be home. I have tried to stay busy all week. I "autumn-cleaned" the downstairs, made two batches of pepper jam, made a basket and am starting on several more (will build several frames and do the lashing so that they are ready to weave), and have worked all week on training the dogs to "stay". Tomorrow they will get their baths and pedicures! Plus, I plan to bake a lemon meringue pie (thanks to Grace and Monica :}), make up a pot of good German-style (Hungarian origin) gulash soup, and am considering making some cinnamon rolls. It depends on how the day goes.

Hope everyone has a fab day and weekend.


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Old Spirit
True Blue Farmgirl

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Rae
MN
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Posted - Sep 17 2010 :  05:11:13 AM  Show Profile
Because we have such cold winters we run the heat lamp for a couple hours at night as well or very early morning into the day, gives chickens their light as well as heat.

Because we haven't had a chance to fence off pasture we cut fresh in summer but also have had a bail available to our sheep all the time. In another couple weeks will just have hay available as that is all that will be available for our poor sheep They are usually pretty happy though as the neighbor we buy from has good hay.

Rae

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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

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grace
larkspur colorado
USA
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Posted - Sep 17 2010 :  07:00:29 AM  Show Profile
Brenda the light is on depending on temps and also laying season. Now with the new chicks coming into the coop there will be a heat lamp on all thru the night where they are because I have a huge coop. I think you have to just watch your chickens closely and adjust accordingly. Garlic, chile powder and ACV are all great wormers - I have never wormed any chickens with anything other then those.

As for the sheep I am not a big grain giver so I feed hay in the morning and in the evening. I adjust accordingly to how quickly they eat it and how far in their pregency they are - remember in nature sheep, goats and such do not go out and find an ear of corn and eat it. They forgage for leaves, grasses, branches and such. Now that I do have some very old goats I do give a bit of grain to them because they need the heat and calories. However, they are much happier if I go cut a pine branch then give them a cup of grain. Again, that is my farm everyone does it differently.

Your dinner sounds wonderful and I am sure Gary will love it but I am sure seeing you will be the big treat!!

Well, I am moving the chicks today because I spent hours chaseing those who escaped the screen top last night and because I just can not stand the smell anymore even after cleaning them every three hours around the clock. I promise to take pictures and post them as long as it does not become a real hassle. I started getting things ready yesturday afternoon but I thought I would have a couple of more days but after last night - they are moving... Wish me luck!

Grace Gerber
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio

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lsarah
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lori
Greenwood Arkansas
USA
256 Posts

Posted - Sep 17 2010 :  07:18:38 AM  Show Profile
You guys are going to have to stop talking about pies! The cravings have begun and I have too much to do to stop and make a pie!

I gained a new customer that will bring me her alterations to be done! Yah! She has a son that is like my Ethan was, and still is, built like a brick outhouse. Poor kid needs inches and inches off all his jeans and long sleeves. I have a whole sack full of things to be hemmed for her! That is what I call "egg money" - the few dollars here and there that fill in the gaps.

We lost the old cow. I talked to her Monday morning when I went out to let everything out. She was still laying next to the round bale, where she had been the night before, only pointed in the opposite direction, just chewing away on her cud. It started raining at 11, so I looked out to see if she moved to the barn. She was still chewing. When I left for work at 2, she was flat out on her side, and she was gone. It is sad, but a blessing as well. I was so worried about taking her to the sale barn. She was born right here on our farm, and the only time she ever left was to go the vet this last month. I knew the last few hours of her life would be terrifying and painful if she was loaded on a truck, and so on, if she even survived the trip. The Lord saw fit to let her go in peace, in a place she had always known and been loved. That same day, Stan came home and told me he had spoke for a little yellow and white heifer I had told him about, that I had seen in a pasture down the road a few times and thought she was pretty. Life goes on! (Besides, not many ladies can say that their sweet husbands bought them a cow as a gift!)

We are going after the last three sheep this Sunday - all border leicesters - two ewes and a white ram. The BL ram we already have from this same farm is a darling. He lays his head on your knee when you squat down so you will pet him. He also likes to be scratched under his chin and behind his ears. He closes his eyes and actually sighs. Precious!

Well, off to the sewing room. I have to clean all the wool off the sewing table so I can use the machine. So many hobbies, so little time. By the way, Lion Brand Yarn just put a whole lot of new patterns on their site this week. They have quite a few practical, pretty sweaters that are new, in case anyone is interested!

~Lori

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Cavalli Runner
True Blue Farmgirl

249 Posts

Brenda
Mercer MO
USA
249 Posts

Posted - Sep 17 2010 :  08:26:03 AM  Show Profile
Thanks for the chicken and sheep advice, ladies. I have been giving the chickens my garlic scraps, so it is good to know that will help. I will start giving them more and try the chili powder, too, Grace. Now, do you mean what we call chili pwder in America (seasoning for chili soup) or what they call chili pwder in Europe (ground dried hot chili peppers)?
Lori, I'm sure it was very sad to lose the cow, but what a blessing that she wet peacefully. How wonderful to have a new calf to cheer you up. You are a lucky lady to have such a nice husband!
Grace, I know what you mean about the smell! When we were raising the guinae keets, I had them in the kitchen, then they went to to the laundry room until I couldn't stand that either! They finally made there way to the hen room at the corner of the barn! They odopted one of the Marans as their momma and follow her everywhere! I think they drive her a little nuts sometimes, but it is so funny to watch all six of them sticking close to her...even though they are almost full grown now. I think they think they are chickens!
I love farm life...wish we had started this years ago. I'm just so happy we are finally doing it.

Happy Farming!
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oldfashioned girl
True Blue Farmgirl

2391 Posts

monica
oatman az
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Posted - Sep 18 2010 :  3:37:12 PM  Show Profile
I hope everyone is having a great day today! Our weather here today is HOT! I had to go to the market and it was so hot and sweaty in town! No fun at all except for the fact that there is a new coffee shop next to Walmart so I figure once a week I deserve to treat myself to an iced caramel latte! Very yummy! I have come to absolutely hate shopping! I did stop at a yard sale and I got this really cute table with a cupboard on the bottom! It kind of looks a bit Victorian and would go perfect in the bathroom if we ever get it done! The lady also gave me some fabric for free and it will be perfect to teach Hannah how to sew! In fact as I type this she just came in with an armful of it. This is so cool that she really wants to learn to sew! I am so excited for the fact that they all want to learn to sew and do fiber!!

Monica
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