Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Around the Homestead

(photo of soap shop)
Evening is here. The animals are settled down for the night. Chores are done for the day. I can now relax and enjoy visiting my blog friends and neighbors. Its so relaxing and pleasant popping in to see how your day went and what different things you have been up to. Friday around Hidden Haven was a little more busy than normal. Doing morning chores found that the heat and humidity had already found us for the day. I am so looking forward to fall and winter. After straining the milk and tidying up the house I hit the soap shop. I had 2 local deliveries to get out today and I so want to build up my inventory. Got the orders together and headed out to face the traffic. It was payday for the military so the roads and stores were packed. I delivered soap at Lake Rim Feed Store and purchased a quart of local honey. Delivered soap order at Gillis Farm and purchased 2 big rolls of hay. Came home and moved the little bit of hay we had left so the hired hand could pick up the hay after evening chores. Got a call from Lake Rim within 2 hours of my delivery to them. They had already sold over half the soaps and want another 50 bars right away. Gillis Farms needs more candles. I worked in the soap shop for awhile this evening and will be back out there in the morning. Had neighbor kids wanting to play with the goats. Found one of them riding one and the other one letting some of the goats out of the pen so sent the kids home. Am sure I am the mean old goat lady to the neighborhood but I do not let anyone mistreat or tease the goats. I actually got the desk all cleaned up! Bills were paid, paperwork done and filed. Goat records caught up. That was a big weight off my shoulders. I even read a couple of magazines that have been sitting on the desk for weeks. Laundry is all folded and put away. Had my shower and now I am going to settle down with a book I have been trying to finish all summer. Usually it takes me about 2 days to read a book. I am way behind in my reading. I cleaned off the back porch and started a little fall decorating. After a morning in the soap shop I hope to finish the fall decorating. I also want to finish picking my green beans so I can pull up the plants and plant more for a fall garden. Life may be busy here at the homestead but its a life I am blessed to have. I am also blessed I have a husband that works hard so I can have this life. Hopefully one day soon he will be home fulltime to enjoy it too.


Rachel said...

What a nice post Peggy! Your busy but cozy homestead. I don't blame you for sending the kids home. Riding a goat...geesh! I'll bet they (goats) were glad to see you coming to rescue them.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

amelia said...

It sounds as if you work awfully hard too. Don't seel yourself short!!

Lovely post, made me tired reading it!

FARMLIFE said...

Peggy I am so excited that other people see how wonderful your soap is.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

As always I don't believe that it would be possible for me to keep up with you..You are the busiest woman but then again that is good!! You can be the other way and that is not good either. Hopefully fall will be here for you soon. Not for quite a while here.

Lib said...

Hi Peggy,
You have been busy!Love your fall decs.
I don't blame you for sending the kids home. Seems these days alot of Parents doesn't teach their kids respect.Ashame too!
Hope you have agreat wk.end!

Finn said...

Hi Peggy, so good to see you again also!! I lost track of you somewhere last fall. Tried typing in what I thought the addy was but took me to some strange list instead...LOL
The Homestead and the goatie gals are looking wonderful! And it's time for pumpkins and colored leaves again. I think of you every time I smell your lovely soaps!
Big hugs, Finn

Corky wolf said...

Which goat did they ride?
Watch that goat very carefully.
Their spines are very week and they can't take much weight.

A pack goat must have the stuff distributed very carefully and they need to be big strong goats too.

Kids don't know that though. They think anything with four legs is to ride.


Donna said...

Sounds like a very satisfying life!

debi said...

As always you put a smile on my face. And thank you for the kind words. You are too kind. Hope the goats are okay.It would be nice if some people watched their children as well as you look after your goats. I have the same thing here.

Juri said...

I really enjoyed reading your looking for a brief moment into a window and seeing your life! I have some goats, too...and it does seem like we have to protect them from so much...even children at times. Although your life seems so busy, it also appears to be full of the things you love...that is a blessing!


Anonymous said...

a beautiful photo. Looks like someone is getting ready for fall!

PEA said...

So all you did was laze around all day, eh? lol Gosh, sis, you can sure pack a lot in one're as bad as Steve and I when we go away on vacation! hehe I know how much you love this life, though, and that puts a smile on my face. My heart sings when I think of you and your animals:-) There WILL come a day when William can stay home and share all of this with you!! Love ya! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Peggy.. I just want you to know that I am going to have a relaxing day for you! lol I am going to sit and rest so you don't have to. Nicole xox

Juli said...


Merry September to you too !

Your soap shop is darling ! and congratulations on all the soap sales !!!

I hope William will be able to stay home with you soon but even as it is, you're both so very blessed :)

J said...

huh? what kinda vitamins are you on? I got tired just reading whatt all you got done.

Jeanne said...

Love and hugs
and rabbit rabbit.
Love you

The Mind of a Mom said...

Hey Peggy

I got tired reading what you did in a day :o)
But it sounds like a wonderful day

Rosa said...

Ok, reminding me I'm in need of some more soap. On my way to your shop, hoping to find Ms. Diva's private label. xo

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

You seem to have everything undercontrol. You may even find a little time to read. After a hectic summer, when you seemed to be just staying ahead of things, I am glad you seem to be able to catch your breath.

Just in time to face the possible hurricane, or tropical storm Hannah. Never a dull moment for sure.

Anonymous said...

Hi Peggy, and you were saying you thought we are busy here? lol..
I plan or ordering some of your wonderful soap and lotion real soon. I can't wait to try it.
Have a great day!