I’ll try to catch you up…

I’m getting really terrible about blogging.  I tell myself I’m going to do better and the next thing I know a week (or two or three) has passed.

The visit from Randy’s mom and fiance went really well.  They weren’t here for long, but it was nice seeing her and meeting him.  You know I was worried about the whole menu thing.  So, I cooked pretty much like I normally would and received a nice complement.  Jeff (fiance) told me the one thing about vacations he never liked was eating food you don’t normally eat, so you never feel quite right.  He said it was great at our house because he was eating good food he would normally eat at home and felt great.  Yea, that is the best complement I could have gotten the whole weekend.  We drank raw milk, ate homemade mozaarella, homegrown eggs, and lots of organic veggies and fruits, and they couldn’t have been happier.

We have a sick ewe lamb at home.  She’s almost two months old and we are at a loss for what’s wrong with her.  Dad came over last night to look her over and is checking on her today.  We did so well not losing any during lambing season it will be terrible to lose one now (especially a ewe). 

We got our baby chicks last night, twenty-five Rhode Island Reds.  Dad walked in to see them and asked, “are they laying any eggs yet.”  Ha, ha, he’s so funny!  They are really cute.  I took pictures, but I think I left my camera in the car.  Oops!  Just take my word for it, they’re cute.

Today is the day my family from all over the country will start filing in for my Grandma’s 80th birthday party.  It’s going to be so much fun.  It is going to be a weekend long event and Saturday night the adults are taking Grandma out for dinner leaving all of us cousins at Grandma’s to watch the KU/UNC game and visit.  Some of the family is from NC, so we are going to have a divided household.  Rock, Chalk, Jayhawks!

I was also supposed to go plant some flowers at a friend of our’s on my way home from work.  She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, it has spread, and not good.  She loves flowers and always has such a beautiful yard.  There’s a good chance it will be raining, so I think Randy is going to take off work tomorrow and go over and help me or do whatever they need done to help around their farm.  She is such a kind-hearted, happy person.  Pray for her and her family.

Tonight I’m hoping to make homemade pizza and roast a chicken for sandwiches since I didn’t have time to actually roast it for a nice dinner.  I’m in charge of cole slaw and a couple of appetizers for the weekend, so those will have to be made also.

Tomorrow chicken broth will be going in the crockpot and hopefully Coconut Chicken Soup (NT) to follow.  I’m hoping to nip the allergies in the bud before they take over.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!


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I am the wife to my wonderful husband and joint care giver to the many animals we have acquired on our small farm here on the prairie. This is a bit about our life on our farm. We are striving for simplicity and self-sufficiency, determined to become debt-free, trying to live in tune with the natural cycles of this earth, and challenging ourselves to transition to a diet based on traditional foods. It isn't always easy, and we don't always succeed, but it is a fun learning process. Join us as we stumble through learning how to provide for ourselves, get off the treadmill, and work toward a simpler way of life.

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