|:: Matilda ::|
The pastures crunch beneath our feet when we walk through them since the tall grass is so dry, and only the hardiest of wildflowers remain.
|:: lovely lady ::|
We lost one of our old chickens this month. That leaves me with a teeny flock of eight hens. Lord willing, we will be getting more chicks in the spring.
|:: some of our happy ducks ::|
|:: chicken walkabout ::|
I found the *cutest* wethers for sale recently... they were perfect in every way except they still had horns. We have maintained a hornless herd for many years and as tempting as it was to bring those fellas home to our farm I had to tell myself no. Patience, patience!
Our quest for more dairy goats continues as well. I am purchasing goat milk at our local grocer for now and I can't wait to have our farm produced goat milk again someday.
And we are thrilled that we got our three biggest winter prep projects completed this month. Our propane tank is filled, we got our hay, and we got our firewood. Woot!
|:: my first loaf of artisan sourdough bread ::|
Ralph (my sourdough starter) and I have been baking together for about eight years (Ralph is fantastic!) and today we made our first loaf of sourdough artisan bread. I used a knife to score the top and just went for it. I was pleased with my first attempt... it does smell delicious.
|:: smoky August sunset ::|