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Goats, Garden, & Travel

Hello everyone! Hope all is well with you and yours. We have been getting rain over the past week. It helps to cool things off until the sun beams down again. I enjoyed standing out in the rain one day and grounding. It felt so good. It was nice and cool.

My parents and grandparents took 2 loads of goats to the auction Saturday. I do not like selling our animals that way. I would rather know they went to a good home. There you don’t have a clue. My parents sold our 3 little bucks and 1 doe. My grandparents sold 2 little bucks and 2 grown does. So our herd is down to 8 goats. We have 6 does and 2 bucks. One of our bucks is only 4 or 5 months old. He’s waiting in the wings to replace our grown buck next year. We plan to breed all 6 does when breeding season begins, which should be pretty soon.

The garden has slowed down. We still have peas yet to make if they don’t get too much rain. Mom is still getting cucumbers from her kitchen garden. She hopes to get the fall plants in the ground soon.

We have some trips coming up as the end of the year approaches. We will be going to Ethridge, TN to Amish country to ride and see what they may have to sell. We will also be going to Waco, TX to the Homestead Fair in November. That is the trip I look forward to. Then in December, Mom and I will go with my grandparents on our annual Gatlinburg, TN trip. Those are our plans if the Lord is willing. Next year we plan to travel more than we have this year. My dad is going to cut back on his work schedule to free us up more. We have only been on 2 trips this year so far. Dad only went on 1 of those. So we’re itching to go.

For more information about Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment, see the contact info at the top of the page. Have a healthy and blessed week!

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The Garden and Other Ramblings

Hello everyone! I hope your week is going well. In most places school is back in session and the summer is winding down.

Our garden is also winding down. We still have some peas and butter beans planted. Mom is still getting cucumbers in her kitchen garden. Her cucumbers did better than they ever have in the big garden. She is canning pickles again today from what she is getting. She wants to clean up her kitchen garden and plant her fall garden, but you just can’t pull up those cucumbers when they are still producing like they are. She also has tomatoes and lettuce growing.

The so called dog days are over as of August 11, but it is still very hot here. We try to wait until the garden is in shade before doing anything out there. It has been too hot to even sit in a chair outside and ground. So in the heat of the day I have been doing some inspirational reading. That has been refreshing.

All of my computers are still at the tech, so other than our phones, we have no computers on the homestead at this time. I will have lots of catching up on paper work when they finally get back. My electronics are all limited now. As I think about it, my stereo, keyboard amp and all that is down. I haven’t been without this many electronics in a long time. I am not tech savvy, but I’ve always had a top notch stereo system. I now use my phone for everything. Well, enough of my rambling…

For more information about Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment, see the contact info at the top of the page. Have a healthy and blessed week!

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Peas, Computers, & Goats

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a great week. It has been a little busy here. It’s still very hot, but we hope for cooler temps this weekend.

Our pea patch has been keeping us busy. We have been shelling peas at least every other day for a week or so. Mom has frozen several bags and also canned 7 quarts. This was her first time to try canning peas.

My main computer, which is a dinosaur, decided to try going extinct on me this week. So I have had to make some decisions regarding that. I’m going to try to get it fixed. Lesson learned? Get an external hard drive and back everything up. I also have 2 laptops and I took all 3 to the tech guy to have them backed up. I have a laptop I am trying to sell. It’s practically new and has Windows 10 operating system. It’s a Dell. I’m asking $600 for it. Please contact me if you’re interested.

We also still have goats to sell. We have 3 bucks for $150 each. They are 4 to 5 months old. We have 2 grown does to sell also. One has never kidded, but the other has and is a great Milker. Again, contact me if you’re interested.

For more information about Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment, contact me using the contact info at the top of the page. Have a healthy and blessed week!

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Homestead News

Hello everyone! I hope your week is going well. We’ve had an interesting week since my last post.

Last Thursday we had an unwelcome visitor. A hawk visited our chickens and killed one of our hens. It frightened all of them terribly. So we have had to keep the chickens locked up for a few days. We let some of them out again Monday and so far so good.

Mom began cleaning up the garden this week. She pulled up most of the tomatoes and we put the tomato sticks away. While she was picking peas and I was hanging out laundry to dry, we heard a commotion in the pea patch between us. She screamed because it scared her. Then she started saying, “It’s Bambi!” A baby deer had been laying in the pea patch and ran out. We have electric fencing around our garden, so we think the baby was able to get in, but its mother wasn’t. We guess it couldn’t figure out how to get out. It figured it out real fast when mom got close to it.

In other barn news, we have 5 or 6 goats to sell. If you are interested or know anyone who is, please contact me. We want to see them go to good homes. We’re drying up our milk goat. We plan to breed all our does this season. That will be 6 does unless we are able to sell a couple of does. So, next Spring will be very interesting with that many babies being born.

For more information about Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment, use the contact information at the top of the page to reach me. Have a healthy and blessed week!

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