Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Garden, Goat, and Rabbit Update.............and Maybe a Confession or Two.......

So I've been a bit MIA recently. My current favorite song is Biscuits by Kacey Musgraves.  My favorite line in the song is "Own your own crazy" which I totally try to do.  So in that spirit here is where I've been.....

Just taking a blog/internet break.  I can get a bit obsessive about reading and commenting, and checking to see if anybody has commented and when it starts to get a little out of hand for me, I have to make myself take a break!  

I'm a weirdo about certain things and I totally "own" my crazy on it.  I feel if I follow that I have to comment because I don't want people's feelings to get hurt, and I feel as if people are reading me and they don't comment that they don't like me, or don't like what I said, or think I'm a total idiot or whatever, and usually I can keep that all in perspective, but not always, so when it starts to spiral out of control, I have to take a break and get my crazy train back in the depot............SO...................that's what I've been doing.  I may be back, and I may not, but anywho, here's what's going on around this joint.....

The garden is growing like gangbusters!

Summer squash, corn, and cherry tomatoes...

We ate this summer squash last night, sauteed in butter with onions and mushrooms...

Sweet onions, green beans, and tomatoes...

Winter squash.....

This is Ollie's old pen, and it's patiently waiting on the piglets, that we should be picking up in a couple weeks.  In the meantime, the grass is growing and they will be lost in there for awhile...

The goats are growing and doing well.  Erika is so gorgeous and I couldn't be happier with her.  She's twice the goat that Merida is if I'm honest......and Fancy has gone to live at Jennifer's house.

Star continues to improve and hopefully I'll do a more detailed post about that journey soon.....

We've got two pens of grow outs, and they are doing quite well.

They are Eden's litter with Presley, and Elvie's litter with Spartan.  This is our first full Silver Fox litter and the growth rate of them is quite pleasing!  One of the does weighed 3.8# at 7 1/2 weeks!  They are a little over 8 weeks old now, and will be getting butchered soon.  We don't have any breedings planned for the next month or so, due to the heat.

The quail are doing well, the chickens are laying great, and all is well around here!  Staying busy, staying safe, and trying to stay sane!  

Until next time!

God Bless,


  1. Good to hear from you, Goodwife! Your garden looks wonderful. Where are all of the weeds? Like the ones in my garden? I see we have the same taste in squashes. We have yellow squash, Cushaw and Buttercup growing. I'm interested in the goat stories you have to tell. I can always learn new things from other folks experiences.


  2. Good to hear from ya! I understand about the obsessive bit. It's always good to take a break. I'm just relieved something wasn't terribly wrong! :)

    Your garden and animals look great!

  3. Glad to hear from you, but understand the reasons why you needed to take a break because I am exactly the same about blogging!

  4. Sometimes we just 'need' to get away to regain our sense of balance.

    Your veggie garden looks fantastic and your critters look well too. I'd have a hard time with dealing with 'butchering coming up. :-(

    Happy Summer ~ FlowerLady

  5. Wow, everything looks great! You are going to be eating very well (and it sounds like you are already, lol). Glad to hear all is well with you and yours! <3

  6. I think blog breaks are a good idea from time to time. Glad to see everything doing well, especially you. :)


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