Monday, August 31, 2009

I have lots to update...but...

I don't think I'll get to until after our trip.

We did go up to Tennessee to spend Saturday and it was a great day of fellowship. We met with friends we hadn't seen in a year, met another like-minded family and can't wait to get back for more fellowship! And to look at land!!!

Sunday was quiet, but not without some work done. The lawnmower had to be brought back to working again -- with the amount of land here, *something* has to be kept working!

This week will be busy busy.
Today I am finishing button holes on the dresses and aprons and binding that special project. Yes, still working on that. Maybe I thrive on stress.
Johanna is doing our weekly baking and some cookies (ww peanut butter).
Jennifer and Matthew are moving the fence at the barn for chickens and setting them up a new area, then mowing what's left.
The others are attacking bedrooms and cleaning.

Tuesday I am cutting and sewing 2 more cape dresses for the older girls. Man, I wish they sewed more! They need them...we can probably make it work without them, but if the day is free I might as well give it a try.

Wednesday I am running to town to the butcher we know and picking up a big roast and prepping the van for the trip. We will cook the roast all day Thursday then wrap it and pack it in one of the catering bags.

The goal here is to eat dinner Thursday and hit the open road. Horrible weekend for travel, being Labor Day, and we have timed it wrong before and lost 2 hours sitting -- literally sitting still -- in St Louis traffic, even on that 6 lane by-pass! So night travel is by far our favorite. Plus, with youngers asleep we don't have to visit every roadside bathroom and every McDonalds between here and Illinois :o)

Christopher will be coming Friday morning and leaving out Sunday afternoon. We should be back early, early squirrely Monday morning.

We have worked the goats around to once a day milking. Man, cut their grain down by a good half and we still are averaging between 5 and 6 pounds a day. What a blessing that is! Kendra was bred (we're practically positive...Malachi got her several times) on the 24th and last night Happy just refused to allow us to milk until she ran through Malachi's pen. He got her several times as well. We'll count out and watch for their signs again in about 28 days, but if they aren't bred after this, they just ain't planning to give us babies! LOL. It works great -- the 2 old-hands at kidding (they are 5 yrs old -- several freshenings) will be our first mothers here. We'll relax now and get back to breeding later in September.

Ok...back to chores! I tried the Twitter that is set up here but honestly, it's just annoying to think of keeping up with. And I can't seem to reply to other tweets either. Which is fine with me...I needed something else to play with like...well, like I need something else to play with! I'm wanting to sell this place off and move to a fairly off-grid community in TN...Twitter ain't gonna get me there :o)

3 comments:

LizBeth said...

"Maybe I thrive on stress." Could be. LOL

So if you go off-grid in TN are you going to put out a newsletter by pony express?

Have a good trip. Hope Dewey's friends are doing well.

Dana said...

Will you off grid with solar? Will you still be able to post and update?

I have come to love this blog and find it valuable. I hope you won't be letting it go!!

Dana

Stone Bridge Farm said...

You sound busy. I agree with twitter too. I also got off of facebook and myspace. I was on there so rarely it was hard to keep up.

Will you post pics of the dresses? I would like to see them. Also, did I see that you have made head coverings as well? We have been thinking about wearing them also. Do you have a pattern you would share? I cannot find any around here.

Have a Blessed Day!

Jer.6:16

Jeremiah 6:16
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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