Homestead Blog Hop #125!

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Jeremy and I have a great marriage. When we do get into a quarrel, because nobody's perfect, we frequently have the same conversation. Things start getting a little heated, I raise my voice, and Jeremy usually says "Baby, I am not mad at you." I am obviously thrilled to hear that he is not mad at me, but feel I must then clarify with, "Thank you, sir, but I think you should know, sir, that you do not, in fact, have any reason to be mad at me, while I, in fact, have a very real reason to be mad at you, and so, sir, I am in fact mad at you!"

Then we both laugh a bit and get on with it.

Homestead Blog Hop #124!

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I've been looking at my March calendar, and I'm getting a little excited. It's pretty empty! I'm hoping things are going to calm down this month.

Pippy and Addy are doing great. We are locking them up every night now, of course, and have blocked the gates with extra fencing. We really think it was dogs, and we think they must have gone over the gates. We also are in the process of moving our solar fence to all the way around the barn and goats' fence. This is for a couple reasons. The goats will have more foraging room during the day and while we are home. When we aren't home during the day, the goats will be protected by two fences. At night, we'll keep them locked up.

We're also talking about how to add some more protection to our animals. We're limited on space, but we didn't get a flock of guineas last year and we think that is one of the things that hurt us. So we're going to get some more guineas. If we ever have room, we'd like to add a miniature donkey to our barnyard. Anyway, maybe in all that free time I'll have in March I'll be able to write some more posts with more information.

Homestead Blog Hop #123!

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If you follow me over on FB, you've already heard the news. Sunday night, something got over the goat fence and killed Sissy and Belle. We are still pretty traumatized and terribly sad. Pippy's leg was chewed up pretty badly, and Addy had a scratch on her belly. But the vet checked them both out and they are doing fine now. Pippy is still pretty sad, but her leg is improving. And so far no miscarrying. (Sissy and Pippy were both the pregnant does, and Addy and Belle were the yearlings.)

We found paw prints in the blood and in some mud outside the fence, but no digging. Jeremy hunted the next night, but didn't see anything. We've got a trail cam up and we're locking the two girls up every night.

Death is hard, though. 

Homestead Blog Hop #122!

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Did you have a happy Valentine's day? Our tradition has evolved into a day of affirmation for the kids. We have a fancy meal, all of us together, with the table set with chargers and cloths, and usually decorated with heart confetti made by the kids. Jeremy fixes a beautiful meal, and I write out words of affirmation for each of the kids. They seriously love it. All four of them.

This year, Jeremy made crepes for our breakfast. We decided to add a gift to our cards and I made up some movie ticket stubs to let the kids know we're going to go to the theater to watch Beauty and the Beast when it comes out. They were so excited! (I am too!) Their words of affirmation included things like "You are sweet and adorable" "You are growing big" "You are kind" "You are brave." It's a sweet time.

And Jeremy also got me a little gift. Well, he tried anyway. He bought a pot of daisies, my favorite flowers, but left them outside the night before where they froze and died. So (bless him) I got a pot of dead daisies for Valentine's. I laughed. He said he thinks I like gifts like that better because I really do love to laugh at a good joke. He does keep me laughing.

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I finally ordered our onions today! We got around 300 for about $28. That comes to about 9 cents an onion. Not too bad! Now we just have to get out in the garden and get it ready. I'm not sure when some time will free up for us, though. It's been so crazy busy lately!

I've also set aside some money to order some new chicks for this year. The kids and I have also picked out some ducks, a goose, and we may possibly get a turkey. I can't wait.