Okay, so it's been a while as we have gotten busy with new kids being born, Kara's softball, Liam's baseball and Mom and Ray returning from Arizona. Also, if you can believe it, the sun has actually been out for a couple of days in a row, so have been trying to get the lawn mowed and the garden weeded (yet again, I know, I know, a never ending project).
All the girls, Rachel, Monica and Phoebe, had their kids. Rachel's are now one month old and bouncing around everywhere. Monica's kids were born on April 13th, so they are a little over 1 week old and heading off on Saturday to get dehorned. Phoebe had her kids on Monday, April 18th, and will be getting dehorned on Saturday also.
They all get along very well and usually are in a pile in the goat house in the morning, all together.
Rob has been working on improving/tweaking the chicken and turkey tractors. We are getting 6 eggs a day now regularly, and sometimes one of them is a double yolker (though we haven't figured out which hen is laying that one yet, but it is being monitored haha).
I believe we are going to invest in a small incubator for both the chicken and turkey eggs so we can raise our own for now and not have to depend on the hens to get broody and want to sit on the eggs. I think four turkeys at one time to raise is good, because I don't think we could fit any more than four turkeys in the freezer at one time. haha.
I just realized it is 22 days today since I started the Cranberry Cordial from Martha Stewart Recipes. It is ready to be tasted, so perhaps this evening, I will have to have a sample while I contemplate the meaning of life, while sitting on the front deck (unless of course the dreaded rain has returned, then I would have to contemplate the meaning of life on the couch, which could work also, I believe.) I crack myself up sometimes. hahahahahahaha :)
Just finished making a loaf of bread yesterday, 2 batches of cultured butter, which I used the remaining buttermilk to make the loaf of bread, and 2 batches of bagels. Am going to try this recipe from Girls Guide to Butter blog to make no knead bread in my dutch oven today. I did just purchase some Lodge cast iron pans, got 8, 10-1/2 and 12 inch fry pans and a dutch oven (the lid makes the 10-1/2 inch fry pan. See, I'm trying to get the most for my money, haha). I have made chili in the dutch oven, which turned out very yummy, (could have soaked the beans just a little longer, they weren't crunchy, but definitely had to be chewed and not just smooshed with your tongue) and used ground venison for the meat. It turned out fabulous!!
Liam's team has won all games so far, three, and he has been pitching very well and hitting well, had a nice double the other day. Kara's team is doing well, I think they have both won and lost some. She had a great hit the other day and then twisted her ankle at second, so we are not sure if it is sprained or what. I will be taking her into the doctor today to see if they can tell. She has been using her crutches and her walking boot left over from her toe surgery, along with icing and elevating it.
Anyway, time to head out to feed the animals and start another day. Have a good one!