Thursday, November 3, 2011

Just Another Day On The Homestead

Bathroom is almost finished. Just have to paint the trim. William was out of town last night and today. He went to Virginia to pick up 2 doelings and a buckling. There was a few heated discussions over getting more goats as I just feel we are getting too old to handle more than 3 or 4 but they arrived tonight and are beautiful. They also won my heart by snuggling right up to me before they were even unloaded. I am a pushover when a animal looks at me with their beautiful eyes. I spent the day cleaning the house and back porch inbetween feeding and milking. Kuma opened her pen and came on the back porch. I let her stay while I cleaned out there before giving her a treat and taking her back to her pen. Tramp was very sad and loud until she went back. He is very attached to her.

Today is my son in law Brannon's birthday. Happy Birthday son! I am very blessed to have such a fun, sweet, caring guy  who is a wonderful husband to my daughter and a fantastic dad to my granddaughters. He and I don't care for Elvis songs, movies, etc so each Christmas we always give each other something Elvis as a gift. We always try to outdo each other on tacky. We also love scary movies and text each other several times a day with movie talk. He has a huge collection of the old scary movies so we also do a little movie trivia.

With William gone today's menu was simple. Breakfast ( didn't get to eat until 10am) was oatmeal with dried cranberries and pecans, raisin toast with apple butter, and hot chocolate. Oatmeal was purchased a couple months ago in bulk as I use it in baking and love hot cereal. Cranberries came from produce given us a few weeks ago that I dehydrated. Pecans are from some I gathered from a friends tree last year. Apple butter I made last year from apples given to us by friend with produce stand. Hot chocolate made from goat milk and Hersey cocoa that I always have in the pantry. I buy the biggest container and it lasts for months.

No lunch since I ate breakfast so late but I always carry a glass of ice water around with me most of the day. That keeps me feeling full.

William made it home for a late supper. I made something quick and easy... hotdogs. Bought package of beef franks on sale for 88cents (bought 5 packages) buns are from the racks of bread we bought at the bread store for $5. Homemade chili from leftover ground beef from last night. leftover coleslaw from last night and homemade fries with homemade ketchup. To drink we had homemade lemonade with lemons from the free produce.

Since today was spent inside I plan on spending tomorrow raking and cleaning pens before vaccinating and worming the animals. It is suppose to be raining and cool tomorrow night and Friday so I want to put fresh bedding down for everyone too. Will take some pics of the new goat family to share with you. Just enjoying counting my blessings of the day and hope you are too!


Mary said...

You have no time to be bored. I actually became tired just hearing about all you squeeze into one day. You sound like you love your life and that is always nice to read about. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Granny said...

Your breakfast sounds delicious. I love oatmeal with either raisins or cranberries in it.

I hope the new goats fit in well with the rest of your goat family.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new goats! We're not getting anymore goats here since we have 24 right now though and not breeding or selling anymore either.



TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday to your sweet (and sounds like fun) son-in-law. :)

congrats on new critters!

Anonymous said...

Great photo of your daughter/sil and children. Happy Birthday to him. That's cute about trying to out-tacky one another each year!!!
I can't wait to see your new animals.

Mike said...

As soon as I read William and more goats I said, 'uh oh', then had to snicker.
For years and years my brother-in-law and I passed a pack of Old Maid cards back and forth for Christmas presents. Haven't done that in years. I think I should start again.
Nothing from the boss, yet. Hopefully, I won't have to remind him.