Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Busy As A Bee
I have had a busy day here at the homestead! Had to run into town to pick up some scented oils for my soaps as my order hasn't come in yet and I didn't want to wait to get a couple of orders out. Made 3 batches of soaps and then went outside to rake and burn. I MIGHT have all the leaves raked before they start falling again in the fall. If you have seen the old movies with the plantation homes and the big old oak trees with the limbs hanging down heavy with leaves... Well I don't have the big ole mansion but I have enough big oak trees for several plantations. Along with lots of pine, dogwood, sassafras, magnolia, holly cedar and hickory. They all shed their leaves and there are so many it kills the grass. There is too many for our mulch pile so I have to burn some... A lot. Sorry if you don't like it but it has to be. Anyways, besides raking and burning I cleaned out the goat shed and chicken house. Cooked the dogs up some rice, gravy and added a few leftovers. They didn't even fight over who got which bowl when I gave it to them. After they ate they laid down and did nothing the rest of the day. They didn't even bark at Fran when she came over for a visit! I made some fetta cheese today. As soon as I get my rennet I am going to try my hand at other goat cheeses. I have 3 more tomato plants to set out. We already have 12 that are growing and some already have small tomatoes on them. Picked another bowl full of lettuce. I planted a variety pack of seeds and it has turned out to be the best lettuce we have ever grown. I have visited a few blogs and will finish getting around to everyone's later tonight. Hope all are having a good day. Don't forget to count your blessings and overlook the negative!