Weekend


We received about 10 inches of snow Wednesday and Thursday of last week.  The trees look so beautiful with the sparkly white coating.  We then were "blessed" with a layer of sleet before it all came to an end.  This weekend we were fortunate enough to have temp.'s in the upper 40's and low 50's.  Although it didn't even come close to melting all the snow, at least it cleared most of the walkways and roof's.


The weekend has seemed to fly by, although they always seem to feel that way these days.

The more I look into Nigerian Dwarf Goats, the more I am convinced I need to add them to our micro-farm.  They seem the perfect addition to this crazy group.  My husband is seeming to get a little bit excited about it, although, then he remembers it's another outbuilding he will need to construct this spring and I think his heart drops.  He will also be building another, much larger, run on the other side of the coop for the girls.  That was the deal when he insisted we needed more chickens.  I told him if he added another, larger, run I would be in agreement.

Have you seen the show Doomsday Prepper's on the National Geographic channel?  Although I don't necessarily believe there's a high chance of the world ending tomorrow, I do believe catastrophe's happen, natural and unnatural, and I am not in the least bit prepared.  If nothing else, the show has opened my eyes to that.  Having a small supply of food and water on hand is probably a good idea.

Oliver and Emerson are crazy as usual.  In addition to the Sprint commercial I wrote about in last weekend's post, Oliver now has a fondness for the Cadbury egg commercial.  Lucky us.  Easter is still a month away.  The chickens are doing very well and are getting much praise these days for their high egg production.  They are so funny in the mornings, as soon as the coop door opens they come running out to see what leftovers they are receiving.  Between them and my compost pile I throw very few food items away.

I made Skillet Spaghetti Saturday night.  I haven't made it in such a long time and forgot how easy and yummy it is.  I even like it better than Spaghetti pie.  I'll try to get the recipe up this week.  I also made up a batch of Candy Bar Coated Pretzels {instructions here}.  I used Reeses pieces, peanut butter cups and snickers as my assorted toppings.  They are very easy and very good.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!

6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

your red barn/shed in the snow w/ the pines... GORGEOUS!

Meg said...

Oh I hope you get goats so I can live vicariously through you. :) Your snow is gorgeous! I read Ben the part of the pretzels lasting 7 days and he says "unless I'm home. Then they wont last long at all." I think I need to make him some.

daisy said...

Gorgeous images.
Sounds like a fantastic weekend to spend inside reading...
Looking forward to your spaghetti recipe!

jillian said...

Beautiful Beautiful photos!! Why Nigerian dwarfs? If not for milk, then for meat? The electric netting fencing from FarmTek or Premier1 Supplies are great!!! We use that, which is really great for rotating through areas, and some field fencing. The problem with 'normal' field fencing is they like to stand on it and slowly but surely shrink the height of the fence...Jeremy added a bar of rebar to the top, and that has helped over the winter.

I agree, having some sort of preparedness is important, especially having livestock. If we lose power, we have no water from our well; while we can store enough for us for a few days easily, those critters need a lot of water!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks TexWisGirl! Meg - so many people have told me exactly that...they can't wait to visit when we have goats because they dream of having them too. As far as the pretzels, Ben is so right. I've never tested the 7-day theory because they just don't last here. :)

Jillian, we will raise them for milk. Jay loves goats cheese (I guess I'll be learning to make it) and I will continue to try it. We have a well too which is what worries me in the event of a catastrophe. We have a generator but it runs on gasoline. What if we can't get gasoline? I'm looking into ways to store water for the just in case times.

Dianne @ My Southern Heart said...

Love your home and the beautiful setting! I wanted Nigerian Dwarfs at first but my husband nixed the idea - he said they would be morsels for the cougars here. We settled on Boer goats and the cougars still got three of them! I still love little Nigerians too...