Yesterday was a washout with a damp drizzly day. Soap making was at the top of my to-do list and I got busy early. Soap sales have been quite good and so I am trying to make several batches at least every other week.
Today I sliced the bars and now they will be left to cure for the next month. Pretty! and smells wonderful in the kitchen..
Sunday, September 28, 2014
This weekend was spent getting winter rye grass planted for grazing through the cold months. The boys were busy disking, dragging, fertilizing and planting.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Today was barn cleaning day. The hay and manure accumulated over the summer was pushed in a large pile to begin the composting process. Once well rotted, it will be spread over the gardens and used to amend flower beds.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
This is Doug's birthday present to himself. Luke had to come home from school to see it.
Friday, September 12, 2014
The new property has been cleared and graded for fall pastures.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
A couple of weeks ago I found a black snake in the hen house. Being that I had been battling mice for several weeks I told him he could stay for a few days. After he had feasted on mice and they had all but disappeared he turn to the eggs. Oh no, you don't.