It was pretty cool here today. Even though the thermometer read 51 degrees it felt colder than that so I made soup for dinner tonight. I didn't just make soup because I was chilly. I made it because I also need to use up some of our canned vegetables. Here are some pictures of our cupboards with last year's canned goods, along with some dating back to 2007.
I can't really pick on James too much because I'm no better. When I make soup I make enough for 10 people, not just 2. The soup was made with leftover whey from the cottage cheese I made a few days ago and I had to use it all.
I had plans to build the turkey barn 8 feet by 16 feet, half the size of the goat's barn. Once I started digging holes I figured well, now that I'm started what difference would it make to dig a few more holes and make it twice that size? I think these 20 turkeys will be pretty comfortable.
This afternoon I decided to make chocolate chip cookies. It was drizzly out. What else was there to do? I had a 24 oz bag of chocolate chips. The recipe on the bag was for 12 oz of the chips. Again, if you're going to do something, why not do it right? When I asked James if I should double the recipe he said, "we could always put them in the downstair's freezer". We both laughed because we know we'd just go get them out of the freezer anyway. We love frozen chocolate chip cookies.
Tomorrow I'll begin milking Luti and Pessa, my 2 big goats. They both have large udders. Milking all 5 goats once a day I'm sure we'll be getting more than a gallon of milk a day. What will we do with a gallon to a gallon and a half of milk a day? Make cheese, butter, yogurt and ........I don't know, but it's fun to have more than we need.
Speaking of more than we need. Today our chickens laid 10 eggs.