Wednesday, June 20, 2012


James and I went away for 4 days.  It was a great trip and all was well taken care of at the farm so I had no worries.  As much as I enjoyed our time away, it was great to come home.  So why do I have a hard time getting back in the swing of things?   Does everyone/anyone else feel this way after a trip?

I was informed folks were tired of looking at peas on my blog.   I even had a hard time getting back to blogging.  I just didn't have anything to write about or maybe nothing seemed interesting to me.  I don't really know what it was. 

I'm happy to see the animals and the animal "chores" aren't that big of a deal now that I have a milking machine.  Yes, I broke down and finally bought a used one.  It's great.  I love it and I'm pretty sure our farm sitter appreciated it too.  Yesterday James and I moved all the boy goats over to the field so now I need to milk at night too.  The machine will really save my hands.  We got about 3 gallons of milk today.  Tomorrow has to be a cheese making day.

Roxie (the pig) is due in 2 weeks.  I'm looking forward to piglets.  I hope all goes well since I know very little about raising tiny ones.  I'm counting on Roxie to know just what to do when the time comes.   I wonder what sow milk tastes like.  I may have to steal a little.

The turkeys are growing fast and are having a harder and harder time getting through the fence but yesterday a woman stopped to tell me she threw one back over our fence that was out by the road.  I thanked her and gave her a bottle of goat's milk lotion.  I hope they don't fly over the fence once they're too big to walk through it.  While we were gone the turkey with the bad leg disappeared.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised but I felt bad for the little guy. 

July looks like a busy month for us with lots of company.  Summer has begun.  Tomorrow I hope to be back in the groove. 


  1. You're just experiencing 'vacation lag'. Everything will be fine soon. Run around barefoot and play with Roxie. You'll find lots to write about. :O)

  2. I go through the same thing. It doesn't help when its 95 outside.

  3. Welcome home! It's nice to have a farm sitter that you can trust. Take more trips if you can; I think breaks are definitely necessary. (I am dreaming of taking a trip to New Orleans these days... or the beach would be nice too!) Phyllis

  4. I was starting to wonder if you vanished. I kept noticing that there was no change on the Peas. Glad you had a little get away! I can't wait to see your milking machine sometime. Maybe we can come up for a short visit after the piglets are born. I miss you!!

  5. Peas are almost in season. My sister had Christmas up for I can't remember how long. Glad you are back safely. It is going to get cooler now.