Saturday, February 16, 2013

Opps I think we goofed.

I should know better by now to think things through.

When Dave says, how do you like this idea? I shouldn't just take his word for it.
I should maybe go outside and see what he's talking about.

Because ya know what?!! Dave has always wanted to cut down "the apple tree" ever since we moved here 21 years ago.

I, on the other hand, found "the apple tree" to have character.

Every chance Dave gets it's "That tree is ugly, maybe we should cut it down."

Well a couple of years ago, I can't remember how long now. We had a bad wind and rain storm. It knocked down the fence. So Dave had fixed it then and he kept putting posts up to expand the rest of it.  He never got to finish the new fence. Time got away from him and then he was injured at work.

So the posts stayed there, in the ground. Well about 2 weeks ago we had another huge wind storm and the part Dave was going to fix fell!

So what were we to do? Dave couldn't fix it, and I certainly couldn't. So I called my father.
He's never put up a fence in his life! But being a good sport he came, and with Dave being supervisor, he put the new fence up.

I was so happy.  He couldn't do the whole thing because some more posts need to be put in and the ground is frozen, but he fixed what he could and the goats have a bigger pasture now.

So you're asking...where does "the apple tree" come into this story?!

The pasture now includes "the apple tree". At first, my main concern was that in the fall, I'd have to go pick all the apples so the goats wouldn't get "drunk" or get bloat.

Then one morning I looked out and seen this!

Goats are not grazers like cows, but browsers like deer. They are having a ball stripping that poor tree!

But the issue also lies with the type of apple tree it is.

Two years ago we asked Elie, the apple guy what kind of apple it was. 
We always took it as just a wild tree till one day we actually ate one of it's apples and they were delicious!

So I guess it's a rare heritage breed apple tree called "Belliveau".

So I guess it's going to become extinct on our property. But it's a tough old tree, I mean hey, it's survived Dave's evil thoughts all these years!

Have a Blessed Day

Sunday, February 10, 2013

I believe introductions are necessary...

When I first started blogging I was paranoid that someone would stalk us and come swoop down and kidnap J.

Well I've been blogging for over 3 years now and I now see that nobody is going to do that. Plus he's older now and I don't think he'd go with a stranger.  No, wait...I KNOW he wouldn't go with a stranger.

So let me introduce to you all...Jamie. Not J.

Here's Jamie throughout the years.

Jamie 3 weeks old.

Jamie one year old.

Farmer Jamie!

Jamie's first hotel experience.

Me and my sweetie, 2 or 3 years ago

Our family this last fall.

So I hope ya'll liked the introduction to the love of my life! (Well one of them anyway)

Have a Blessed Day

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Well lookie here. Look with I found in my very own workplace!

Who needs Vesey's catalogue!

When there's Halifax Seeds at my finger tips!!


Dave can't stop me now!

Have a Blessed Day, even with the blizzard howling outside. Cause it's not howling inside!


Sunday, February 3, 2013


This is my hair.

This is my short hair.

I had semi-long hair for a while.

I decided to get it cut several months ago.

Well I decided that as of January 1st, 2013
I will let it grow, and grow, and grow.

Till it reaches the desired length to have it "shaved", yes you read right, shaved off to give away to the people that make wigs for people with cancer.

For the longest time they would only take virgin hair.

I think they figured that virgin hair was becoming extinct.

Because now Pantene and some other companies accept chemically treated hair.

Most of mine is virgin, but the front has highlights in it.

So I'm not getting it cut for a very, very, very long time!!!!

Well except my bangs. I have to cut my bangs regularly or someone might get hurt.

Dave says that he will not allow them to shave my head.  They can cut the hair, but not shave me bald.

We'll have to wait and see.....;)

Have a Blessed Day


Friday, February 1, 2013

The things I do....

....for my goats.

Nova Scotia soil is selenium deficient. In a big way. So much so we have to give our goats selenium blocks, injections, or supplements.

I'm not an injection fan, but I do it.

Selenium mineral blocks aren't the best because you don't know if they're getting enough or too much.

So our vet came up with his own mineral blend.  But it's very potent. They could actually overdose on it and you need a "prescription" to get it.

It's also gross. The goats won't eat it (whoever said goats eat anything, never had a goat.).  I mix it in their food and they'll ignore their food or it'll settle at the bottom of their dish and it won't get eaten.

So what's a goat parent to do? What any parent would do....hide it well in the food!!

Yea, we've all done it to our kids. Two or four legged variety.

So I figured I'd tried making them cookies.

Well it kinda worked.  They like it.  But they're kinda sticky.
I'm going to have to tweak the recipe.

I took corn syrup, molasses, a bit of water and some dry grain.
Oats/barley/corn. Figured out about how many cookies I'd get out of it then added
 the prescribed out of mineral.
I added everything together and cooked it for about 10 minutes.

I think what I did wrong was that I should have just boiled the syrup and molasses for 3-4 minutes...then add the rest of the stuff. That way it would have stuck together better and not as sticky.
Like I said, this was an experiment. When I get it figured perfectly I'll post the recipe.
But for now, they're getting their daily dose of selenium! So I guess that's what counts.

Have a Blessed evening