Saturday, February 18, 2012

Live and Learn

These goats are going to be the death of me!

Holy smokes! Febe was due on the 12th of February. Cindi Lou on the 14th. Well neither one has kidded yet. Last year Cindi was 7 days late, but Febe has never been more than 5. I'm starting to wonder if they're just not FAT!

Mind you, they have been acting weird for the last 7 days! ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Getting off the subject of goats for once...our little Gretzy made his 20th goal today at hockey!! We were so excited. They also won their first game of the playoffs! 2-1. He made the first goal.

Gretzy and Simone.

I cannot wait for spring!!! I got my Vesey order last week. That is an evil place. My order came to 56$ and I cut it down some. It was originally 78$. Yikes! Seeds are so expensive. But I really can't wait for spring. Did I mention that? Tonight I couldn't handle it anymore. I replanted all my houseplants. The dirt in my hands and under my fingernails felt sooooo good. Sigh...

I've been making soap regularly these days. I've made a new one Blackberry Wine. It smells wonderfully sinful. I also figured out the painful and expensive way that YOU DON'T PUT SOAP MOLDS IN THE DISHWASHER!!!

Because this is what happens!!

Self Explanatory.

Oh well, live and learn.

I used our dehydrator again. This time fruit roll ups!! I had to make two batches. The first one didn't last long enough.

During the drying process.

The finished fruit rollups

Before I log off for tonight. I want you all to pray for some friends of mine. Her daughter lost her 3 month old baby to SIDS. It's a really hard time for them now and I cannot even imagine what they are going through. I've just praying all I can for God to wrap them up in His love.

Have a Blessed Day


  1. A watched goat is like a tea kettle, they never kid LOL...

    Those fruit roll ups looked good! OOOPS on the soap mold.

  2. I am so sorry for your friends. They're on my list.
    Your poor soap molds!

  3. That poor family.

    The kids will prob drop when you least expect it!

    How fun that you have your very own little Gretzy!! Go J Go!

    I'm ready for spring as well and have been persuing the seed catalogs as well.. I think we are going to try planting a bunch of trees fruit and shade too..

    What do you use for a base in the dehydrator? Mashed fruit? Juice? Think I need to invest in one of those.. Good healthy snacks and fun to make.

    1. All I used was frozen fruit and a little bit of juice and apple sauce. The apple sauce helps with pectin and making it gel better. Blend it within an inch of it's life and away you go!


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