Friday, July 04, 2008

It is Friday? What! It is July?!

How can it be Friday already? The three oldest have been with Grandma and Grandpa all week. The traveled to Tennessee to visit with family there. Though I do miss the kids, my nice quiet week has gone so fast. We had company Wednesday. A friend came over to help can some green beans, and Tim's dad, Jim, came for the night from Virginia. Other than that there was not a lot of scheduled activity this week, so you'd think I would have a lot done. Well, it didn't happen, and the kids will be back tomorrow.

It isn't only the week that has gone fast, but the whole month; make that the whole summer. I think every week since the middle of May we have either been getting ready for an event, participating in it, or recovering from it. There has been no normal, no routine, and a quick glance through the calendar shows July to be just a busy. I've even said no to several things, even things that I really wanted to do or thought the kids would enjoy for the simple fact that I need some white space on my calendar. Even so life is so busy.

Around the homestead the garden is doing well overall. All the baby animals are doing well, and Kellen will soon need to pick rabbits for the fair at the end of July. We took the first livestock to the butcher. Next week we will have lamb in the freezer. Tim has butchered the chickens, rabbits, and the deer, but we decide the price was right just have the butcher do the work for the goat. We will probably continue to butcher our own small animals, but the large ones we'll send out. Now I need to learn how to cook lamb. Always something to do! :)


  1. I only have ONE question. What does goat taste like?

  2. oops somehow I typed that the butcher was doing the goat, but it is actually a lamb we sent out.

    I haven't tasted goat yet, but the breeder we bought from says it is similar to beef. I will let you know in a few months! :)

  3. Hey Stephanie, I just found your blog through Tim's facebook. I put you on my blogroll, so now I am going to keep up with all your happenings :) Your life looks busy!

  4. It'll be interesting to hear about your goat. Authentic Mexican restuarants (decidely different than tex-mex) often serve it here.

    By the way, looks like you owe Mandy an "I told you so" about the tarp on her camping trip. *grin*

  5. I know what you mean. June was packed with stuff and July promises to be just as bad. And we don't have the livestock (although I do have something of a garden - containers of tomatoes, basil, and mint, and we are conducting an experiement with some bell peppers and a watermelon in the ground. We get so little full sun, but one spot by the driveway seems to get a good bit, so we'll see how they do. I know nothing about cooking lamb, but I can send you some fresh mint for the jelly.