I have not introduced you to Sophie yet. She was a bit embarrassed about her "condition". But, that is all taken care of now and we have 3, beautiful tri-colored welsh pembroke corgi puppies. She had two males and one female last Saturday night very late. Needless to say, everyone here is so excited. Corgis were originally bred to be cattle dogs for herding. We do not have enough cows to "herd" … [Read more...] about Puppies!
You may have met Buttercup in an earlier post, but in order not to offend any of the other backyard animals - here are our chickens. Another large expenditure I noticed in the "Food" category of my budget book was eggs. I was buying at least one of the big boxes of eggs (15 dozen) at Sam's Club a month. That is 180 eggs per month, 6 eggs per day! The obvious question was, "would having our own … [Read more...] about Backyard Chickens
Gone are the days of milking by hand - hopefully forever. Although when we first got Buttercup, it was exciting and pioneering to milk by hand. Everybody did it - even down to our 3 yr old! Some were much faster, while others claimed their hands were too big - Yeah! Anyway, usually two people milked her (my daughters, daughter-in-law and I), for safety and to have a fresh set of hands to finish … [Read more...] about We’ve Come A Long Way Baby!
Is that Buttercup (our family milk cow) eating what is left of my tomatoes? LET HER HAVE THEM! Does she look a little sad? Only because she loves the ripe tomatoes and has nearly stripped the vines of them now. (We had 168 tomato plants in our garden.) As you can see from the picture, she has left the green ones and has not even touched the actual vines yet. We had a freeze last week and the … [Read more...] about Caught!
SHE sure does! I would like to introduce you all to our family milk cow, Buttercup. She is 3/4 Jersey and 1/4 Holstein. You may be thinking as you look at her....hamburgers, steaks, roast... But not Buttercup! She represents milk, yogurt, keifer, cheese, ice cream.... I posted earlier about analizing expenditures in my budget book. I realized that I was spending about $130 per month on dairy … [Read more...] about Got Milk?
I love seeing people's reaction when they find out that I have 10 children. Reactions range from total disbelief to "wonderful". The most frquently asked question is, "Are they all yours?". My husband has a wonderful time with this question. His favorite answer is, "Yes, the first 3 are from my first marriage. The last 3 are from her first marriage. And the middle 4 are ours!" Well, you see … [Read more...] about You Have What?