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She’ll be coming ’round the mountain when she comes… | Speedkin

She’ll be coming ’round the mountain when she comes…

Did ya miss me?

2013 had some rough spots.  There was some burning of tail feathers, some amount of too many irons in the fire, and some questionable sanity & stress levels.  During the last few months of the year, we decided to pare things down to bare minimum & lay low for a while.  Re-prioritize.  Our own little reset button.  And it worked.  Things are a bit more sane now.  Whew.

So the goats are all gone, which you probably guessed by my last posts on here last year.  That’s certainly a relief.  Goats are a lot of work, especially when we don’t live in an area that’s naturally healthy for goats.  Too much upkeep and worrying.  I like goats but I don’t like them enough to have to fret over them that much.  You all know how lazy I am.  Bottom line?  Goats = stress (for me).  Bzzt.  Gone.

We are still considering a milk cow and a couple of young’ins for beef.  It may or may not happen.

Another change we’ve made it getting rid of poultry for meat.  We are now concentrating on egg production, just using the culls for making stocks.  We just don’t care for chicken meat that much but we use bone broth like crazy.  We are still playing with turkeys, however.  We loves us some gobble!

Other than that?  I, personally, am refocusing on what I truly and forevermore am crazy about:  gardening.  I’ve never stopped gardening but other things have distracted me along the way, diverting & dividing my attention and energy.  Now that we’ve thinned things down around here, I can get back to it, full speed ahead.  I am stupidly excited this year to renew my landrace projects AND get the greenhouse built.  We poured concrete for it last fall and are beginning the framing this week.  More on both coming soon.  You can bet there will be pics!


7 Responses to “She’ll be coming ’round the mountain when she comes…”

  1. Modean Moon February 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    It’s good to see you back. And, lazy or not (g), your remaining schedule still leaves me exhausted. Hope you survived the winter’s ice okay.

    • Diane February 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

      We’ve survived so far but supposed to get more crap tonight. I’m gonna go on a rampage if spring doesn’t start showing itself soon. Hope things are good down there! I think you guys have had your share of winter crud yourself this year.

  2. Paula February 17, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    So are you doing Heritage breed turkeys??

  3. Susan February 17, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    Good to see you back on the interwebs! :)

  4. Jessica Chipps February 20, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    I wasn’t sure if we should just go ahead and have a melt down party where we had our first sidewalk siting. highs of 15 next week, bummer. I was almost buried in snow in WV.

    We’ve daydreamed about a milk cow too. Think of all that butter and cheese. But our land is goat land…oh well.

    Can’t wait to see how you put together your hoophouse!

    • Diane February 23, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

      Funny how the land will tell us what we can and can’t do on it, no matter how much we think we’re the bosses! LOL

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