All goats are mischievous thieves, gate-crashers, and trespassers. Also they possess individual character, intelligence, and capacity for affection which can only be matched by the dog. –David Mackenzie, Farmer in the Western Isles (1954)
After a busy week, boy we sure did look forward to our Saturday stroll with the goats. Saturday is our “Time Out” day in which, for 24 hours, we take ourselves off the clock and away from computers and the like. Nothing de-stresses and renews the spirit a body like a walk in nature with these creatures.
The weather has been lovely, yes, lovely. The hot muggy weather is gone (for now) and it’s actually quite pleasant and even a bit chilly. Had to put on a sweater last night!
Hot diggity! There’s lots to do today! So much to do, that my brain and body is slightly paralyzed as I wonder “where to start?” How about ya’ll – how’s things going on your homestead?
There’s also lots to blog about here at LHITC. We were thinking it would be a good time to revisit and revive some old challenges that we hosted a few years back — 100 Foot Diet and Harvest Keepers. Not to mention I have a slew of 1/2 finished posts in queue. Posts that include series on kitchen cosmetics, homestead helpers and information on the benefits of comb honey, combating flies and more.
But time’s a wastin’ and the tasks are stacking up so I’ll just leave you with these cute goat pictures from yesterday.
I’ll be in the kitchen if you need me.
PS. Like to extend a little shout out to Zach who, we learned, is a BIG fan of ours. He’s 16 and is raising chickens and gardening at his family’s home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nice to have met you and your family yesterday. Thanks for stopping by.