Farm Update

Hello there.

This little update might be just as much for me as it is for any of you.  I have literally no idea what’s going on anymore.  It’s almost June.  When did that happen?  Wasn’t yesterday like…March?

These last few weeks have been rough.  Apparently, after 26 years of not getting it, when I get poison ivy – I get it BAD.  Full body, no sleep, no relief.  The weather has been crap.  It rains for a week, then gets really humid and the actual ground starts getting moldy.  The gnats are unbearable.  One rabbit died of heat stroke, another died by escaping in the middle of the night and being eaten.  Neighbors/landlords are opening and leaving goat gates open regularly.  I can’t keep up with housework, farmwork, soapwork, and workwork.  Honestly?  The air outside actually just smells like despair….no seriously, there’s a bad smell out there.

Ok then…

But really, the baby animals are all growing and I find the goats spending more and more time just hanging out in the shade. I’ve got more milk than I know what to do with and learning how to make a new type of cheese.  The farm is making money every month and sometimes I’m able to put a little in to the “House Savings Fund”.  Now that I’m feeling better, I’m looking forward to some float trips down the river, campouts, and reading on the porch in the evenings.

The Etsy store is due to open NEXT WEEK and I’m nervous but excited to see what it becomes.  

So thank you to everyone who sends encouraging words or likes a picture or a post – sometimes it’s the little boost I need to keep doing what I’m doing or I’d be tempted to sit under the porch in the filth with Trumann the Cat Panther and feel sorry for myself.

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Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt

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