Monday, July 24, 2006

Just Another Day on the Homestead

Gathered 12 eggs today and will get more this evening from the hens that don't do mornings. Made a trip to the post office and shipped out five packages. While out decided to go grocery shopping and pick up dog food and bird seed. Did my running around and hauled off the trash so I would be able to save fuel. The prices are suppose to go up again today. Picked over a dozen tomatoes off the vines. They are the best tomatoes we have ever grown! Took some to the neighbors along with a dozen eggs and some goat cheese. I am making signs to hang at the end of the driveway for eggs and milk. I have some weathered wood and will use my wood burning tools. Will put up a post and hang the signs with small chains. Will take a photo when I finish the project. Hopefully we will get the outside of the house painted this week and then start on the bathroom. I am canning field peas today and will end up with 8 quarts. Have some peaches I am either going to can or freeze ... haven't decided yet. I keep going out and giving the animals fresh water and hoping cool weather or rain will soon come our way. Miss Diva thinks each time she sees me that I need to stay longer and give her all my attention. I changed the water in the duck pool but they are already putting dirt back in it. Don't understand why they get a beak full of dirt then drop it in clean water. I have to change their drinking water about 5 times a day just to get the mud out of it. I gave the chickens and ducks some old tomatoes and squash but Miss Diva wanted some too so had to give her a bowl full. I have a weeping willow I need to sit out and some mulching to do so best get back at it. Have a great day everyone and count your blessings!

11 comments:

Sharon K said...

Sounds like you have had a very busy day. I use to can peaches and they were so good all winter. It would be fun to walk along with you for a day and enjoy all of Gods creations with you, from chicks to peaches.

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

You are SO BUSY..I don't think that I could keep up with you!! You must be incredibly healthy!! smile!! Sandy

Donna said...

What naughty ducks! Your sign project sounds neat...can't wait to see it!

Nicole said...

Peggy, I am so very sorry at the loss of Matthew. Davie will sure be a wonderful member of your ever loving family and bring you lots of joy. Bless you. xox Nicole.

HomemakerAng said...

this post just goes to show that farm life is NOT overrated! i love days like these!

momxtwo said...

I just wanted to thank you again for reminding me to count my blessings. Even though I know I should be it is still nice to be reminded.

Have a blessed day!

Jeanne said...

Love you dear Peggy!
Kisses!

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

so the hens that dont lay eggs in the AM do it in the PM?..

I need to know these things for when I move to a farm..

or with you..haha

ms*robyn said...

ooh, I love it! the hens that 'don't do mornings' that is too funny xox

ms*robyn said...

when I do my peaches, I sometimes do them in brandy & syrup with a few spices - great for winter desserts!

Rosa said...

Can't wait to see the signs. Now promise, take pics!!