Week Peepin' #07 - 05/21/18 - 05/27/18

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So....It's been a week.

A week full of all sorts of things. Some of them amazing, some of them not so amazing.

I'm still calling this week a win though!

Brittany and I after our day of duck processing

Brittany and I after our day of duck processing

I got to see one of my great farming Instagram friends this week, @farm2tablemama! She and her husband graciously allowed me to come to their farm and learn how to process meat ducks. I am so grateful for them and this opportunity because I have a chicken tractor full of meat birds, and the only animals I've ever harvested myself were fish. I'll write a whole post about the day and share photos in a separate post. I didn't want to surprise anyone with animal harvesting photos, so that post will be clearly marked.

 On my way home from Brittany's farm I hit a deer, and might have totalled our only remaining vehicle.

The deer did a number on our truck

The deer did a number on our truck

I'm totally fine. I don't think the truck is totalled, but the insurance company prepped us for that being a possibility. Brittany and Justin were so nice to come and hang out while I waited for Jared to come get me. I was still a pretty good drive from home.

Look at the patch!

Look at the patch!

Jared's parents came for a visit and it was a great weekend of farm work. My mother in law helped me finish weeding the strawberry patch, and we got it all mulched. Check out the onion we discovered! It's amazing what you find in your garden when you just take a look.

We rented a ground saw to cut a trench.

We rented a ground saw to cut a trench.

We made SO MUCH progress on the goat fence! Jared and his dad used a ground saw to cut a small trench so we could bury a few inches of the fence, they stretched one side, then Jared and I stretched the other two sides. We have a whole fence! 

It still needs lots of work to finish it, like clipping the fence to the posts, burrying the trench, and figuring out how to secure the gates, but I feel releived it's moving forward again.

Jared fashioned a fence stretcher!

Jared fashioned a fence stretcher!

We Drink & We Farm Things added some wine tumblers 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! 

Bandit is a great model

Bandit is a great model

The homestead skills book club finished The Monarch and we started a new book this week. Join us if reading and farming is your thing!

Thank you for week peepin' once again! Like I said, some of it was amazing (most of it, really), and some of it (like 30 minutes of it), not so much, but I think that is just my new normal. Or I'm just noticing the not so great moments more since I'm documenting all the moments now.

These hot summer nights have brought out SO MANY lightening bugs. If you need me I'll be spending every evening watching their beautiful dance across the pasture. I hope mother nature is giving you a beautiful show as well.

Cheers!

Bev

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