Week Peepin' #03 - 4/23/18 - 4/29/18

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If there is anything I've learned about farm life since I started sharing a weekly recap, it's that no week here is boring. I mean, how can it be? Every week is just amazing when you are have such beautiful surroundings, chickens, and goats.

Or maybe it's just my perspective?

Aurora playing with her goats and chickens. What a life!

Aurora playing with her goats and chickens. What a life!

I'm not going to let the pressures of everyday life spoil it for me.

There's work deadlines I'm frantically trying to meet when I realized goats need bottles, I get distracted by replacing the car research...then realize it's been two hours and I'm behind on the things I want to do today, dinner comes from the freezer again because I spent more time finishing that up than I anticipated...

It's the story of everyone's life.

I also have to constantly remind myself to refocus my perspective. All of this, is a work in progress.

The mule hauls a lot stuff around here

The mule hauls a lot stuff around here

Boy are we progressing.

The pollinator garden received some soil and yarrow. Just one of the beds is full, but this coming weekend it is on for wildflower planting! I just still need to go get soil...so maybe it's not on. We'll see what next week brings!

The goat shed being worked on by my handsome husband.

The goat shed being worked on by my handsome husband.

Jared started siding the goat shed! 

We are a little behind on the goat stuff. I pick up two more goats next week (yes, that'll make it 5!), which reminds me, Mini Coop is here to stay!

He's going to be our wether goat, but he's not just for funsies. Wethers are useful to help you determine when your ladies are ready to breed. 

We have a shed to finish, and three sides of a fence to go. It'll come together at just the right moment.

Coop giving me a piece of his mind. I mean, how could we not keep him!

Coop giving me a piece of his mind. I mean, how could we not keep him!

Aurora started her hatching eggs!! I put together this checklist (free download! She's finding it very useful) for her and she's doing a great job. She starts every morning by opening up the egg of the day from her chick life cycle kit, which was a gift from her grandma and poppa, then she checks the temperature and humidity, and carefully turns each one. When it is all over I will write a great post about it with all the details. In case you want to get started though, this is the incubator we are using, and this fun book by Lisa Steele was what motivated us to hatch this year.

Aurora checking on her eggs

Aurora checking on her eggs

The homestead skills book club is almost done with Edible Landscape with a Permaculture Twist. If you love to read and learn new things, you should totally join us! Next week we are starting The Monarch, which I'm so excited about since our pollinator garden is getting close.

We Drink & We Farm Things cranks out a new episode every week. You can listen the episodes every Friday on our website, or your favorite podcast app.

Thank you for week peepin'! I truly enjoy sharing the highlights of the week with you and hope you enjoy reading it. Next week is going to be a doozy! More goats, we get to candle the eggs to make sure they are developing, and Jared and I took a 4 day weekend from work so we can get stuff done around here.

Cheers!

Bev

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