Projects have been getting completed around the house, albeit slowly. I have a time-sensitive item to work on, so, obviously, everything ELSE is also time sensitive and needs to be done before it. In the past couple of weeks, I’ve built out a cat box cabinet to keep the toddler from climbing into the automatic… Continue reading Cages and Babies and Scratches, Oh my.
Among the small homesteading tasks I perform, I make Greek-style yogurt. I’ve done this for years now. (Here’s my previous post on how I make it: https://farm.firehazel.com/2019/02/24/yogurt/.) When I first started, I used regular coffee filters lining a strainer for straining the yogurt. After a while, I got frustrated with that, and acquired a HUGE… Continue reading A New Yogurt Making Tool!
I haven’t forgotten the blog. It’s just been downright hell attempting to manage everything. You might notice the date of the previous update. There have been a couple of false starts on posts since then, but I’m usually pulled off to do any billion of other things. I will say that “virtual schooling” a very… Continue reading Haven’t Forgotten I Have a Blog
Been a while since I updated here, for which I can only note that it’s been crazy. Caring for a newborn is a full-time job, and it wasn’t made easier by other goings-on. The indecisive weather caused a doe to mis-build her nest, and a litter was lost through no fault of hers. However, this… Continue reading Been a While
The hospital visit went as planned, and pretty smoothly, all things considered. As a consequence, I have spent most of the last almost four weeks doing exceptionally little of note beyond being at the beck and call of a darling little boy. I’m still limited to 10 pound lifts, and I pay for it when… Continue reading Trudging Along
Assuming the hospital doesn’t reschedule on us, it is less than 12 hours until we head there for me to be induced with SP2. I’ve done all I can to prepare the homestead for me being gone for a couple of days, and my physical capabilities being diminished for a bit after I get back.… Continue reading Count down
From a project standpoint, I routinely bite off a little more than I can chew. I’m also pretty bad about easing into new projects. So let us take a gander at what I’m working on now: You can see that the fodder is growing well enough. The two flats that are “full” will be fed… Continue reading Project Expansions
It’s winter, regardless of what the official start date is. After more or less giving up — because of shelf vs size constraints, equipment not cooperating, mold, and just not having the brain power (concussion, pregnancy) to manage it, I am back to trying fodder for the rabbits. For one, the short days mean the… Continue reading Fodder Take 2
But it’s not as cold as it could be, even if it’s an unending light rain. This last weekend was busy. I drove about 350-400 miles, split among three trips, for various reasons. First trip was to rescue to lovely Maine Coon sisters before their current family gave up and took them to a pound.… Continue reading Not such a lovely day
Today was lovely. Clear skies, no significant breeze, a balmy (relatively) 60F. I spent today using the lovely weather to finish up the winterization of the rabbits and chicken coop. Good thing, too. Tuesday, at 8am, it is forecast to be 14F, wind chill of 0F. I found this out about 2 or 3pm today,… Continue reading A lovely day