We had some more rain last night. Not as much as the day before and it came with a lot more wind. When I went to check on my ewe I found a large branch had crashed on the fence. I was able to heave it on the ground lest the goats discover it and use it as a plank to the garden. I went to check on my sheep. She did not make it through the night. Okay~ this was starting out to be one of those days when I question my sanity. You know those. They are the ones when I wonder what am I doing and why. Heartbreaking days. Discouraging days. The ones that make me think I could live in a little house with a little yard and sit on the couch and eat bon bons all day....I phoned my husband to tell him that there would be yet another burial today. Then I gave myself a mental slap and started my morning chores.
Milking and feeding done I headed to the kitchen to make a pot of soup.The chopping and simmering bring me a sense of comfort AND I really needed to use some cabbage that I harvested yesterday. Today's soup was beefy cabbage. A concoction ground beef, beans, onions, garlic, tomatoes and LOTS of cabbage. Seasoned with chili powder it makes for a delicious soup.
Next on my list was to run my Monday errands. By the time I got home my mood had lifted and I went to the garden to pull onions for a local CSA. He needed 30 onions to fill in the gap this week. I then turned my attention to the mound of zucchini sitting in the fridge. I decided to shred and freeze it raw in 2 cup bags perfect for breads, muffins and squash fritters. Luke helped and a short while later we had 10 pints ready to freeze. The day certainly ended up better than it started!