Saturday, August 1, 2009
Hi, My Name is Mater...
Finally seeing the end of 3 days dicing and juicing tomatoes to put up. Time to get more!
We did one kettle as juice then decided that diced was the way to go. Too many things all needing done besides just canning tomatoes. I didn't plan my time well. I shouldn't have had "too many things needing done" and bought tomatoes to tend to.
But, there are 28 quarts in the pantry so far, a batch jarred up and ready to go into the pot now, and another 30lbs to dice up still. Feels good to see the tomato space on the pantry shelf fill up. We'll pick up more, Lord Willing, again this week.
Peaches are all over, too. I'd love to get some done up, but the priority lies in practical veggies first, desserts later. I can stock the #10 cans of peaches easily enough if we don't do fresh.
We also trimmed hooves this morning while the middles diced tomatoes. Talk about a mess and time consuming! One of the ladies has a very soft hoof. Not sure why, but it was very soft. We cleaned her out good and scrubbed. With a bleach/soap/tea tree blend and we'll watch her more closely from here on out. Another lady seems to have a urine issue, at least we think she does. She squats way farther down than any of the others, and seems a bit 'scattered' with it all. I need to do some studying and see what it might be. I hope she doesn't need a shot -- I'm deathly afraid of giving shots to the goats. I've done it once, to a day old kid, and it died. That was enough connection between the two for me.
Back to the maters!
Shared in Love by Mrs Dewey Smith
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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