we can eat a quart or two of yogurt every few days, and drink a gallon of milk too, and then there is cheeses, so between those things a gallon every other day would be ok with me. i'd not be into milking though, or all the other things that go with keeping animals. we don't have that much room anyways or grazing land and i can imagine what all the wild-animals would get into... eek! no, no, no, i'm quite fine just keeping worms and letting the professionals take care of the animals and the dairy for us...I'm thinking to dry my does off but, THEN I miss the milk. It's like rain -- you only want it WHEN you want it. One of my lovely ladies will slack enough to only milk every 36 hrs...about a gal each time. Perfect! Generally, I get one or two down to 1Xdy, then only one in winter. Milking is lovely but, demanding.
I can imagine that you are in high demand these days! Hey - how you feeling? Still off da cancer sticks?it's supposed to be 100 all next week here. work is going to be hectic for sure.
I can imagine that you are in high demand these days! Hey - how you feeling? Still off da cancer sticks?
Our heat index was like 105 this morning at 8:30. Humidity is so high that time of day. Don't know what's going on right now but we're under 90 right now! I need to get a sweater before I go out and feed or I'll freeze, lol.
Picked some figs this morning. I've been picking some every now and then but we had so much rain last week that the figs were mushy and tasteless. We've dried out and now the figs are yummy. I made a small batch of low-sugar fig preserves with some sugar free strawberry jello. First time I've tried it with the strawberry and I probably won't do that again. Not saying it's not good - but it doesn't taste like figs, lol. I'll make it more traditional next time.
Moved some goats around and found out that with a full udder one of my Kiko gals looks more like a Nubian, lol. Her mama was Nubian so I guess that's not so surprising. I might bring her up and milk her for a couple days - just so she'll be easier to deal with if I decide to milk her for real some day. She's a bottle baby so I figure she'll do pretty well.
Belle's personality is really coming out. She likes coming in for a little while each day. She doesn't stay in very long, but she's funny. She learned to lay down today in about 2 seconds. She really likes boiled eggs. After the first try I couldn't hardly get her to stand back up and when she did she'd flop back down and wait for more egg, lol. Crazy gal. She's a mess!
All those little changes definitely add up. Glad you're doing so well!doing well. still not smoking. my wieght loss has stopped....it's hard to get to the gym right now with work, homestead and stuff but im still eating healthy most of the time.
I know... I have been known to bring newborn's into the house during the worst of the heat. Their poor little lungs have a heard time with all the humidity. We shall see how it goes.POOR DOE!!! Yikes.