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Spring

January 4, 2015

Good morning from the mountain.
A storm came thou last night , several inches have snow has fallen. It looks beautiful out there. Watching dogs try to walk  out there you realize there also is a heavy crust, sleet and freezing rain has fallen also. It is pretty though.

Homestead kitchen will be busy this morning.  Breakfast will be eggs over easy,  left over baked beans from last night supper (nice cold bean sandwich for lunch also),  Irish bacon or sweet sausage and grilled biscuits. What are you having?

Not many morning is Rob home to actually cook a good breakfast, so when he is I try to make sure its a good one.

We had a nice roasted chicken last night for supper so will strip the bones and make a chicken pot pie with some and a chicken stock and soup with the rest.

I will spend some time sewing today, I need a few more aprons, some with pockets and a couple more long skirts(that fit).
My daughter was designing 2 of my grand children their own personal aprons last night and gave  the idea to make some really cool funky ones but function able.

Need to set some bread to raising and also some raised doughnuts, I have some chocolate ganache I want to use up for the filling, ,yummy. Chocolate cup cakes will be made and given to the highway dept and town office to share. I love baking and many times  we don't need anything extra here but I still want to bake so I give it to people.

We talked in length last night about selling much of our meat to stores and restruants which means everything has to be USDA but right now that's where the money is. We do have several regular customers who buy their whole hogs from us. But I am interested into getting into more meats, goats and lambs, turkeys and chickens to be able to sell to the public.


Have been checking to different companies to get baby chicks from to get started. I have always used McMurrays and have great luck. We have return customers every year wanting my chicks or pullets so need to start thinking of those. Just cause its winter doesn't mean the work load is easier just different. Now its more brain work(as I said not easier) instead of physical.

I am very much looking for spring, I have gotten to the age where I don't need winter, snow or the cold. I would love to live here and have the temps never get below freezing and stay at a comfortable  70 year round. I know dreaming. Would be easier for my Nick also.


Would be able to breed year round and wouldn't have to worry about babies being born in winter and  freezing weather.

Searching seed catalogs this month getting orders out and ready, so when the ground is ready to be worked we are ready, no waiting for seeds to arrive.


Many new projects will take shape this year. Barns and pens, fencing and new little house. Wishing I had enough land to put each of my kids on each corner and have us all share in the bounty, Life would be easier for them and I could see my grandchildren all the time.


Well the coffee cup is empty , so that's y clue to get up and get busy, thanks for hanging out with me this morning.

Enjoy your day, stay safe, stay Blessed, be a Blessing when you can.


God Bless from Ledge Hill Farm


Donna


The Simple Farm Girl








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