Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Sunday afternoon while Chris was fixing the goat pen I harvested our onions. I had a couple that I had to toss out, but I am pretty impressed with what we got. I did think they would be a bit bigger, but I'm not complaining!
Monday, July 18, 2011
The goaties got in their first real trouble yesterday. Chris had gone down late afternoon to check on everyone and found Bluebelle and Clover on the other side of their pen eating figs. They had that “busted” look about them and knew they were in trouble. So we had some work to do. A little rearranging, hopefully they don’t escape again.
I think for an experienced person, they would be great. But for noobs like us, it’s not a win-win. And I want these girls to have a good life! We are still thinking it out. Not an easy decision. <sigh>
Saturday, July 16, 2011
As you may remember from my post the other day we had a sweet cherry tomato turning red on the vine. I’ve checked it while watering, tempted to pick it, but waited. Waiting by the way is not one of my strong points! But I held back and did the right thing. Thinking about how yummy that first little red pop of goodness was going to be!
I needed to go down to the garden to gather some herbs to make the chickens some tea and low and behold that tomato looked ready!
Well, Maggie was with me, so who do you think got to pick it and eat it. Yes! The girl. And she made sure to tell me how juicy and sweet it was. I will get the next one!
Friday, July 15, 2011
This is a Friday photo feature that anyone with a blog can join. Your photo should show something at home that you’re thinking about TODAY.
To take part, all you have to do is post a photo on your own blog, write a short caption explaining it and post a link back to down--to—earth. Please write a new post, don’t use an older one. When your photo is published, go back to down--to—earth add a comment with a link to your blog photo so others can come visit you. Please visit other blogs and leave comments, get to know your fellow bloggers!
On my mind is our sweet teeny, tiny egg our sweet Strawberry Shortcake gave us. We have been anxiously awaiting it’s arrival!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Here are a few of the tons of pears we are getting. There are a couple of trees and they are loaded! We have to walk under one of the trees to get to the goat pen and every time I walk under it I conk my head with a couple of low hanging pears. It makes me happy! :)
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
From what I gather from reading her blog, this all started because of the city. Apparently they planted trees at the front walk way when the houses were being built. As the trees grew, their roots got bigger, stronger. Eventually they grew so much that they broke the water lines to the Bass' home and they had to dig up their entire front yard. Not only that, but there was also damage to her home as well that they (the Bass') had to clean up, pay for, etc. So while in this transition, they decided that since their yard was a mess from the work they would grow vegetables for their family. Funny thing was, Julie called the city every step of the way and made sure there were no laws against it. Once she found out everything was fine, a planting she went!
I am appalled that tax money is being spent on this issue. It is about the most ridiculous "crime" I have ever heard of! What happened to freedom? With the leaders of this country crying out about childhood obesity, more diseases being more prevalent, with a organic garden being grown at the White House, how on earth can this be a crime? Does Oak Park, Michigan not have anything better to do?
If you find this to be as crazy as I do, please stop by Oak Park Hates Veggies and give her some bloggy love. Also, if you are on Facebook, stop by and "like" the page her friend has going for her. Any support she can get would be encouraging!
We still live in free America, let's worry about the REAL crimes and stop harassing Julie Bass and her family!
Monday, July 4, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
I've been gone, but now I am back! For good this time! I am trying to get back into the swing of blogging again. There has been so much going on in the last few months, hopefully I can get caught up with some pictures and posts next week. Lot's of fun, new exciting things going on around our little homestead!
For today I am going to be joining in on Rhonda's post at down--to--earth. Every Friday she posts a lovely picture with a bit of explanation about it. I figure this will help ease my way back into blogging!
So, this lovely lasagna I made last night is on my mind. I followed a recipe from Rhonda's blog and was very, very pleased. Slightly different than how I normally make lasagna, but I think that's why I liked it. It was fun knowing that I made the pasta for it, I picked veggies from my garden and my family loved it. A big win all the way around!! We had 2 small pieces left over and my mouth is watering to eat one of them for lunch!
One other thing that is on my mind, I need a blog makeover. Big time. The focus of my blog was primarily homeschooling, but as life changes and evolves my blog is turning into a blog about simple living. So, even though I am dreading trying to do a blog makeover on dial up, I need to do something, soon! So keep an eye out for some changes.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!