In a perfect world, all would go as planned and nothing sad would ever happen. Even thought I know this, I am surprised at how saddened I can be when an animal dies or is not born perfect. Here are a few of our recent ups and downs:
- 10 puppies born- 1 died
- kept 4 female chicks to raise to lay eggs- 1 disappeared and 1 died
- got another rooster to help make more babies- 2 other roosters fought (both fine so far)
- checked bees, added another box, thought I had some of this figured out- was asked if I was ready for cotton honey, cotton what? I don’t know!!
- sold 10 guinea keets to pay for more bee boxes- the next batch of chicken/guinea/turkey eggs hatching is not turning out to be as easy
- we have added 2 new female dogs to our family- no bad thing yet….
- the pig is getting big, she should be ready to slaughter at the end of the summer- she keeps getting out of her pen
- I finally got 9 plants in the garden- I haven’t been back out and there’s some weed action going on out there
I am learning a lot and I’m glad that we’re doing this. It is a lot of hard work and a challenge to find that perfect balance between housework, farm work, homeschooling and all that life entails with a big family. I can say that all of us are learning so much “real life”. I am grateful for the summer break from all of our busyness. I am able to take a few minutes and enjoy some of the everyday things!
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