Archive for October, 2009

Update on Cows and Goats….

Posted in Uncategorized on October 31, 2009 by nevaeh2003

Unfortunately and very sadly we did have to say goodbye to Tinker. We will miss you girl!! She hurt her leg trying to get under the fence and while healing she snapped a leg ligament. We tried to nurse her and Jim built her a sling but to no avail she could still not use the back leg.

All others are doing very well and getting fat!! Now that it is snowing I swear they are cold and need coats…Jim keep assuring me they are fine and that is why God gave them fur. But I am not too conviced.

SDC10574You can see Bell on the far left…just her face…then Loverboy, T-bone, Rib-eye and far right…the booty belongs to Rosemary (Rosy). Not sure where Mars bar was at the time…

SDC10568Hey…there is Mars bar on the left…He is such a little stinker. He keeps teaching the girl goats how to escape. Goat soup anyone?? NOT TODAY!!

When we got the two red and whites…they were so tiny compared to Loverboy…but they are fatting up real good now. They wouldn’t come near us at first but when they figured out about the grain…they now come running when we go out there.

T-boneRib-eyeI will have more updates as the winter progresses…we may be getting more cows this winter…OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHH MYYYYYYYY!!

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Making our own sauerkraut Soooo Fun!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 31, 2009 by nevaeh2003

We didn’t grow any cabbage this year, although a really nice person from our church had some extra to give and offered us some. Every Sunday after the harvest season people would bring their extra veggies and fruit to church and share with everyone. It is so nice to see that happening in this day and age. One thing I have to say about where we are living are how kind people are…and giving. It is contagious!!! This is one thing I do not mind contracting LOL.

So here are some beginning pics of the sauerkraut process…kinda fun. Of course you know Jim did most of the real work…we (Stanley & I) were just posing ….

Cabbage...this is what we are keeping it in...It was a messy job initially. But once you get it shredded you just have to keep it in a dark place with a weight on it until it is ready.

Jim hands are going so fast...look how blurry they are...This blade was lent to us by the same gentleman who gave us cabbage. He said to be careful…the blade was VERY sharp!! Have you ever tasted the core of a cabbage? It is very spicy…kinda burns your mouth. It was really yummy. We all took turns eating the cores.

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About my clothes...just felt a little hippie today...I liked it until I looked at the pictures..Yikes!! LOL

This last one is Dad & Stanley…slicing together. It was a little hard to hold the slicer and push the cabbage at the same time.

He is soooo flipping cute!!!I counted all the fingers when he was finished…whew!! Still has 10 total!!

Now we wait, and wait, and wait….pretty long process. I am so looking forward to the end where we get to eat it. If I post after that…you will know…WE LIVED…Whahahahha

Although we may look a little like this guy after we do eat the krout!!

Oh and check out Joe-E…this is what he was doing the whole time….

Goofy, Lazy Dog... Shut up Joe!!

Snow Already?? We are making the best of it…

Posted in Uncategorized on October 15, 2009 by nevaeh2003

We are already outside playing in the white, fluffy, winter canvas!! Stony (his new nickname) put on his Dad’s boots and went outside to make a snowman. We went out and dug up a carrot for his nose and Stony put acorns for eyes. Very cute!!

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AWWWWW!!!

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SDC10545Joe watched patiently…I think he was waiting to steal the carrot…lol

God gave us a fun day on the farm today…

We have really busy over the last few months. Jim was able to go ricing in September. He and a friend went out on a canoe¬† for a couple of days and hit the rice plants with wooden sticks which released the rice in the canoe. It filled about 4 bags by time they were finished. The bags were full of rice but it really didn’t look like rice. More like wheat. There were also little green worms crawling in the bag…sick!! He then sent it to a place where they processed/ harvested 240 lbs this turned into 109 lbs…you loose quite a bit. I wanted to get more pictures but it all happened so fast…I will get more next time. I am going to help more next year.

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We sold about 8 lbs so far. Fun, Fun!!