A couple in their 60's, a 1940's army building turned into a 3 bedroom cottage, 2.5 acres, vegetable and herbal gardens, goats, chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, Great Pyrenees, rescue dogs and cats, living as simple and frugal as possible. That is what you will find written about here. Thank you for stopping by. Share anything you like and ask any questions you wish!
Lil Vicki wanting some attention. She is jealous of Buttons triplets
Time just gets away from me too quickly in the spring and summer. Guess that is one of the many reasons I love winter. Seems like I am already way behind before my feet even hit the floor each morning. The puppies can really eat up a lot of my time if I let them. Tinkers are now eating puppy food and its a comedy show watching them. They are also walking all around the goat pens and a few even slipped over to where Bella and her puppies are and had a little milk snack off her. She didn't seem to mind and Tinker actually seemed relieved not to have them biting while nursing her. Bella and Tinker have become BFF's again and there is no fighting over puppies. That was a big relief for me. I have been working in the herb garden as much as I can. We finally got a really good rain today so tomorrow I will be in the veggie gardens weeding and mulching. We sure are enjoying the radishes and different salad greens. I make salads every night for summer. We will have tomatoes soon. A couple of our plants have some that are yellow on their way to turning red. I am so craving a fresh tomato sandwich. Watermelon is one of the few things I love about summer. I purchased one the other day thinking it wouldn't taste really sweet so early but oh my it was yummy sweet! I could eat watermelon 3 meals a day. Soon it will be time to can and freeze everything from the gardens. We are making a outdoor kitchen so it won't be so hot with the canners going. We sold Precious and her twins along with Gerda and her twins at the Flock Swap last Saturday. It is so much easier feeding the goats now. Precious would always run from feeder to feeder putting her slobber on all the feed so the other goats wouldn't eat it. She would ram other goats in the side if they were in her way or if she thought they might get in her way. She also rammed Tinker and was mean to all the baby goats. Gerda was a sweetheart but was a small goat. I want to get down to 2 or 3 good milk goats so that means I have a few more goats to find homes for. Precious and Gerda along with their kids all went to the same farm. A gentleman bought them all. He has 15 acres fenced in with a pond right outside his backyard where they will be free to graze and nibble all the leaves off of trees they want and he can sit on his back porch and enjoy watching them. I also sold lots of herb plants at the Flock Swap. All in all it was a good day. Looking forward to next month when we will take Tinkers puppies to sell. I will be working on the customers flower bed along the front of his house tomorrow. Lots of flowers and a few shrubs to dig up to ready the bed. Will be putting them back in the flowerbed but in different places along with some of his other plants I saved from other flower beds. With the rain I got a little housecleaning done today but it is so hard to find the time to do deep cleaning. I am outside within minutes of getting up and so many projects and chores keep me outside most of the day. I check emails, blogs, etc when I come in for lunch or a drink. That gives me a few minutes here and there to keep up with everyone but no time to post on my own blog. I have intentions to write at night before going to bed but usually end up falling asleep on the sofa. I have a stack of books waiting to be read and am way behind with my online herbal classes. Have a family reunion coming up the 4th Sunday this month. Megan's baby is due next month and I would like to be there and help her for a few days. My stepson and daughter in law have moved to a island off the coast of NC and want us to visit. Maggie, my oldest daughter wants me to visit and add names to all the pictures she put on disc of my mothers side of the family. Melody, my middle daughter is going through some very emotional,stressful things at the moment and I would really like to be there for her. But here I am 6 hours away from daughters and 3 hours away from stepsons family with so many things keeping me tied here. My plan is to work on getting away for a little bit this summer and have someone look after the animals. We will see how that plan works out. If it is meant to be it will happen. So that's all the boring things going on around Hidden Haven. I have photos I took around the homestead today but can't find my camera. Will save those for a post tomorrow. Hope you are having a wonderful week and don't forget to count those blessings!