Week Peepin' #04 - 4/30/18 - 5/06/18

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It was an exciting week of progress here at the roost! We accomplished and started so many things!!

The babies are getting so big! Look at them acting like big goats!

The babies are getting so big! Look at them acting like big goats!

This was another week of goat progress. Sides and the roof were finished on the goat shed. We also picked a color! Yellow it is, so happy and sunshiny. The only things left are the floor, and door, so it's close to usable. 

I had hoped to paint it over the weekend, but never got around to it. Several people asked me if it really needed paint. It does so the weather doesn't rot the wood as fast. We could technically stain it, but I think paint will be easier to maintain and a pop of color in the pasture will be fun!

Yes, we still need to finish that fence. It's on the list.

Yes, we still need to finish that fence. It's on the list.

It's extra exciting we're making goat progress because we brought home two more goats! Darby and May are officially home.

They are a bit shy still, though, they are starting to warm up to us!

They are a bit shy still, though, they are starting to warm up to us!

The new goat additions make finishing the fence soon imperative. Darby and May were Dam raised, which mean I am not their momma. Coop, Tonks, and Sky all follow me around, cuddle puddle on my lap, and are super easy to handle. 

Darby and May ran from us like we were terrifying (which we totally were to them). It made for an interesting homecoming and first night. Jared was not pleased he had to help me catch them TWICE in one day. Five goats are hard to keep in the barn stall when you need to go in and out to refill food, water, and bottle feed the other little ones.

Morels are both delicious and fun to find!

Morels are both delicious and fun to find!

We ate our first batch of morels, ever! We haven't really found very many ourselves, but our friend has taken Jared out several times and has been nice enough to let us have what's found. It's been a fun first mushroom hunting season!

We've also started fishing for the year and had our first fish fry. Unfortunately we ate it too fast to get a picture, but you have no idea how exciting it is we are foraging and catching our own food again. This winter felt like a loooooooong absence from food acquired by our own hands since I didn't do enough growing, canning ,or freezing. Hopefully next winter we can put up more.

First harvest of the season! Rhubarb!

First harvest of the season! Rhubarb!

I have a confession to make. I haven't planted hardly any seeds, so I'm pretty behind on my food goals. I did fill some pots with soil though, so they are ready for seeding. I'm still pretty stoked about the first rhubarb harvest, which actually came out of a giant un-maintained patch of weeds! My mother in law helped me get it out and holding a giant batch of freshly picked food just warmed my soul. 

Those pots will be seeded next week. Someday I will clean that garden bed out and the rhubarb will be surrounded by other delicious things. 

Me at my wheel spinning yarn.

Me at my wheel spinning yarn.

I spent a whole day at my favorite shop Ancient Valley Mercantile spinning yarn! It felt so good to make something. I'll give a heads up in the week peepin' before I do something like this again. There were a ton of great artists there doing their thing. You can order coffee from the online shop, and I highly recommend it! The Squire & Davis is our favorite!

The homestead skills book club finished Edible Landscape with a Permaculture Twist. If you love to read and learn new things, you should totally join us! We started The Monarch Monday. I am so excited to do some citizen science with the beautiful butterflies utilizing the new knowledge we gain.

We Drink & We Farm Things added some stickers to the shop! We are a podcast first, and purveyors of fine Drink & Farm goods second. Check them out here and snag one if you like! 

Thank you for week peepin' once again! Boy was it a doozy! I feel like a left a ton out, but I try to post all of the really exciting things on Instagram. As summer keeps creeping up it's going to start getting crazy around here. I have a pile of things to blog about and my goal is to get those out before it's too late. The car accident really set me back on my work, blog, and life with all the extra time required to deal with the fall out. Once the car is replaced, it'll all be behind us though! I'm looking forward to less hectic days.

Cheers!

Bev

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