It’s hot here today in central WV. Lower 90’s for a high and it’s after 9:30pm and still 79 degrees with 76% humidity.
Our latest bunch of chicks have hatched! We had 11 out of 14 hatch but one was deformed and we had to put it down. I hate that but I know it’s better than to let it suffer. I’ll turn them loose tomorrow. Mama hen will take good care of them.
Some pics of the potatoes and some of the mulching that’s been done so far.
We’re almost finished with the lower garden. Only about 20 more (UGG!) loads of mulch and we need to water (again) if we don’t get some rain soon. Most of the upper garden (30×50) is tilled and waiting for corn, beans and tomatoes. Michael planted four rows of potatoes up there on Saturday. I still need to plant my cukes and butternut squash after we get a fence around where they’re going. So much still to do. At least we’re done with school so we have the time to work the garden. We really need to do fence work also.
At church today Pastor preached from John Chapter 20 about Thomas and how it’s o.k. to question God when you have doubts or don’t understand. I’d PREFER to be the blessed who have believed without seeing instead of a Doubting Thomas! Doesn’t always happen, though. After church we got together with family friends and had lunch. It was nice to get out and visit. It’s the 1st time I’ve been out except for church in about 3 weeks! Maybe I need to get out more? Naw.
In the van leaving church.
Playing Blind Man’s Bluff with the daughters of our friends.
Kalina, Melissa and Michelle.
Time to go! Kalina and Melissa.
Our cow Honey. She should be due to have her calf in July.
We’re not positive she’s bred but we’re drying her up either way. If she’s not bred she needs to be and we’ve been milking her for over a year now. She is still giving us about 2 gallons a day but that’s nothing like the 5+ a day we were getting when she first freshened. We have to haul her to the bull and it’s not easy driving 10 miles round trip 2x a day to milk while she’s with the bull. I told my hubby he better find me something to milk! I won’t purchase milk from the store (the kids won’t drink it anyway) and there’s no one around here to buy milk from. He says no goats. It’s hard to keep them fenced in and we can’t take a chance on losing our garden. They can devastate it in no time. Been there, done that!
I’m off to bed soon. What’s happening with you?
I hope you had a great week-end. God bless.