Friday, July 19, 2013
Back burns, many agencies helping out, more evacuations and the moves daily..... Pigs and Goats.
I got all of my peaches frozen yesterday, I had canned the first two boxes, but I froze the second two. I got 29 1lb plus bags of frozen peaches. I will be able to make many a thing from them, usually I make up pie filling but this time I just made the frozen peaches so I can have more options at the time of use. Poppie got my tall cupboard up in my pantry. Now I can paint, well he does have to trim it out but I can almost paint and then grout and the pantry will be done, well after he finishes the shelf on the other side. I guess I can paint when.... but it is coming along gloriously.
Poppie and Yogie took Swiss Miss Chops to the butcher yesterday. Yogie was there when the butcher shot her, she is not sure she is ready to shoot pigs, so she will stay with goats for now. She is a farm girl to her soul. The butcher said she was a very long pig, very lean which is good for the bacon she will produce, her butcher weight (not body weight) will be 400 to 500 pounds. She is older so the chops and such will be a little tough so I am having all those cuts, limited, cubed. The rest will be canning meat, sausage, roasts, hams and BACON. She was a blessing in our lives she was well loved and her meat is a blessing to our family. It was funny, or I suppose more ironic, a lady that has been wanting to buy some goats called in the afternoon. She has a Berkshire/Chester white sow, about 8 months old, she wanted to trade for goats. It was the Lord's blessing that she called at just this time. I made the deal, traded Lucy Lou, Mokie's Dolly and gave them Danielle (the older Queen goat that Herbalist gave me they will be a good home for her as she has never quite fit in my herd) and the deal was made. Her name was D but Poppie has dubbed her Momma D as that is what she will be, and probably just Momma to him. She is all white, you can see the Chester white in her. I am excited to have her, her mom was a red Berkshire and she should breed well with Charcoal my black Berkshire boar. Our never ending cycle of life, guided most assuredly by God's hand....
I guess live goes on and there are things that a fire can not stop. I know my friends are some of them not even in their homes but we here have to go on about the task of living, until it is at our door if ever, and we can no longer go on about our normal. I do pray for one and all, knowing that not my will but the Lord's will be done, amen.... tomorrow.
Posted by Debbie Kelsey at 8:20 AM