Sunny Fall Morning
I really want to get back into the habit of my journal.
This morning, Molly gave 14 pounds and Janie gave 15.8 pounds. For yesterday there were 2 eggs (ARGH!)
For breakfast I made ham, hashbrowns, toast, and scrambled eggs. While cooking breakfast, I got the milking stuff ready to go out - mixed the cows’ and goats’ sprouted grain with nutritional yeast; put wheat sprouts and bean & corn sprouts into the chickens and pigs feed buckets; rinsed the wheat sprouts; rinsed the bean & corn sprouts; got the 6 wash cloths (to clean the cows udders), the hot water, the udder butter, the cows’ milking pails, the goats’ milking bowls, the milk tote, and the milk filter together; I put a quart of clabber into the pigs feed bucket; I got a half gallon of clabber to take out to the chickens; and got the egg basket. All of this I loaded into the wagon to take to the barnyard. I managed not to burn the toast too badly and got everything else cooked and finished at the same time, so breakfast was hot on the table.
Today was Jimmy’s day to help (the man I’m buying Molly from - he comes Tuesdays and Thursdays). We took 3 bags of feed to the chicken coop, which is in the southernmost part of the pasture. I gathered eggs and fed the chickens while he went back to start milking Molly. Dante (DS2) and I raked the barnyard, scooped manure, and I bedded down the Loafing Shed with some fresh straw.
After I bottled the milk and cleaned up the milking equipment, I decided to start my journal again. I should be back on this evening to fill in the rest of the day. Hopefully, I’ll be able to list rototilling the garden and getting all papers graded as accomplishments of the day. I also have to figure out what to have for dinner, as our chicken of last night did not leave enough leftovers for dinner tonight.