Tuesday, July 01, 2008
In A Pickle
Dill pickles that is. After picking the cukes I decided to make some pickles for William. Tomorrow I will be making bread and butter pickles for me. My cucumber vines are loaded with blooms and cukes. Going to be lots of pickles this winter! Monday was a busy one. Besides making pickles, I got 3 loads of laundry done in the washtubs and hung out to dry. Moved hens and chicks around. We are milking 4 goats twice a day at the moment. That will change soon when the others kid. We will be milking a total of 7 twice a day! Plenty of milk for cheese and ice cream. Cleaned off the back porch which included cleaning and refilling Buds swimming pool. He couldn't wait. As soon as I filled it he was relaxing in the water. He isn't spoiled at all. He spent about a hour soaking then crawled up to his heating pad for a long warm nap. What a hard life! Poured more soaps today and also bagged and tagged the soaps that were dry. Have several orders to ship out tomorrow along with a local delivery. Need to dust the beans tomorrow to keep the beetles off. They are starting to nibble on the leaves. Going to plant more squash and see if I can keep getting squash right up till frost. Got to do some grocery shopping to restock the staples. Need to check on straw and pick up feed. Life is never ending around here. But its also never boring. Off to check on the pregnant goats and then do some paperwork. Have a blessed one!