Tuesday, September 3, 2013

I'm back and I'm better than ever!

So it's been a long time since I've updated. I'm sorry for that. Life sort of got in the way and then this blog was sadly forgotten. Things have changed a lot since I've last updated. I still have Gypsy and Doodles and they are doing well, they are still not where I would like them to be as far as training goes, but they are better in a lot of ways. Still not where I want them to be, but we are getting there. I've met a wonderful person who now lives with me and helps around the house as much as he can. He tends to work a lot (as do I) and gets what he can done when he can. Things are indeed looking much better than they did back then, I am mostly happy, working hard and getting what I want done (for the most part). I hope to get back into blogging regularly again. I've had some animals pass on. Moe the pit bull was put to rest, half of the cats have moved on but we still have a few of the old timers left plus a few new cats have moved in. The chickens ebb and flow like the tide. They move in and then on and so on. The horses have stayed the same however and are ever constant. We all remain comfy in our little farm that we call home and our castle. This year the gardens have done half as well as I would have liked. I really only had half as much time to care for them though and that was mostly the problem. I have been picking tomatoes, kale, chard, husk cherries, apples, pears soon will come, zucchini and cukes had a rough year and I didn't get many of them but friends have given us what the gardens could not. Today was a day of cooking down tomato sauce, baking apple bread and making salsa from the garden's bounty. It's nice to know that we will never starve as long as I can grow and raise what I need. We have been thinking about adding to the animal family with another horse, a cow, some goats and maybe a pig. I love the idea of raising my own meat but I hate the idea of it at the same time. I become connected to these animals in a lot of ways and the thought of sending one to it's death bothers me. I love eating meat, but hate the meat industry so that's why I want to raise my own. I would know what it ate, where it slept, how it was treated and killed. There would be not doubt that it lived a happy life and was a healthy animal. All of this and more will be coming and hopefully I'll be able to keep up writing this time. I went over a year without posting here! That's a long but yet short time. I am back now and even more eager to learn and share! I hope those who have read this in the past will continue to do so and maybe I'll even gain a few more folks and friends.

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