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February 15,2011

Meet Jeffrey. Born to the farm on Feb 12th 2011. Love it how these animals just know how cold it is and they are born with full beautiful heavy coats.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I just watched a beautiful sunrise, the colors of pinks and purples were beautiful. Channel 9 the local tv station say we are in for a warm up for a few days any ways. I cant wait to be able to open the windows and let that old stale winter air get pushed out by fresh clean air. We still have alot of snow, but would love to see it melt down a few feet.
 Thinking in the warm weather i am going to start to try to milk Daisy. I think  once i get her alone and with some grain she should be fine. The triplets are going to be 3 mos old on the 28th and they are ready for new homes.
Next new babies should be the calfs from Dot and Lucy. I dont think Amelia is bred, I  felt her udder the other day and there was nothing there. She will be here 6 mos in March so there should be a slight bag if nothing else, but will keep watching.
 
Just took a nice chocolate cake out of the oven, cinnamon rolls will go in shortly and cream puffs after that. Feel like doing some baking today.
 
Need to get the roast going for supper, I have a training tonight for my ACO job with animal emergency preparedness, should be interesting.
 
Made 4 gallons of laundry soap yesterday , have it all re bottled. Looking up new recipes for dish soap now. Cutting cost every way possible, their saying the cost of living will be going up another 30%. The same sugar I paid 2.19 for 3 mos ago is now 3.79. Just stupid. People are going to be making harder choices, paying for heat and bills and food, things were tough for some before, their not getting any better.
 
I cant wait to get my hands in some garden dirt. Bigger and better this year. Have to, things are just out of control at the stores,. The cost of fuel for the truck goes up every few days. I have combined every trip to have more than one purpose. Less eating out, only when we have to, no processed food, one they make us feel terrible, just because they are quicker and easier,, they arent good for you. Thank goodness summer is coming the electric bill will go down because the animals wont be getting hot water to drink. That has taken a huge toll on  the light bill more than doubles it, so we have had to find ways to cut back on other things, to make up the difference.
 
Have put my order in for 6 doz more chickens, 12 turkeys  and 4 ducks and some guinea hens.. Spring  oh spring round the corner and stop at grammas house  soon.
 
I do suppose it time to get busy, stoke the cook stove to get the oven back up to temperature to cook some more goodies.
 
I hope you have a blessed day and  enjoy it  no matter what your doing
 
God Bless
Donna
 
simple farm girl
 

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