is a work day, thank heavens for the TV or radio to remind us what day it is.
One day just blends in to the next. And we are on the countdown to this year’s
KP Farm Tour. We had decided earlier in the year that we were not going to
participate this year due to our back and other health issues. But after
encouragement from all our friends and looking around at all the help we have
gotten so far this year from our WWOOFers, we could not say no to the event. So
as with other years, preparations are under way so that hopefully we will have
a better venue then previous years. There is a separate web page providing
details on our site. Hope to see many of our readers on October, 1.
Being so hot and dry outside, so we decided that it was
a good day to play in the water! As usual, summer brings weeds and stuff around
the edges of the irrigation pond choking the outflow and irrigation intake water
feeds. That requires clearing the culvert and irrigation head gates so as the
fall rainy weather sets in the threat of flooding and damage is kept to a
minimum. Quatre and Ursula were ready to beat the heat along with Bran. Everyone
had their time in the water clearing this years debris. Nice cool task on a hot
day. Quatre also wanted to try her
skill at rowing in our little dingy. I think she said she preferred the
canoe. While out there, Quatre was
able to get a little bit of a water study done.
More attempts were made to encourage Danielle to eat
and start gaining strength. Out came the frozen goat milk we save for lambing
season to see if Danielle would drink some of the milk for nourishment. That seemed to work so reinforcements
were called in from Mary, our friend, who also raises goats. We hope that
Danielle will continue to drink more each day. She still has trouble walking but
is a tough little fighter. Our hopes are with her to continue to improve. We did
try offering her Mollies milk, but her nose just gave it a sniff and head turned
looking at me to say, “Do I look like a cow? Where’s the real milk?”. Whoever
said goats will eat anything? Huh! That’s the biggest fallacy every.
They are very selective eaters.
Ursula continues to learn the finer art of cleaning
pooh and working with all the animals. She has tackled milking Molly and is
doing a great job. I guess since the milk is so good, its easy to want to get
more of it for all the goodies we use it for like fresh ice cream, cheese, tea
cream, yogurt and all else we can
get from Mollies goods. Just wish we could get Daniele to think the same! We are so thankful for all the WWOOFer
help we have gotten so far this year and plan on offering our farm to more in
Well, again the sun has risen and its time for another
cup of tea for Maureen. Today is
her day off for taking care of her hair (wash and dry). So as you can tell it
was my turn for the daily update.
Stay safe and have a nice day. Keep those comments coming. And sorry for no lambchop portraits.
Since L&D left, we have struggled to find enough hats or head coverings, to
keep up the with the fun and hat parade. Honest, we do love him…