It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been here for a little over one month. A little over two more to go…
My arms and shoulders are very tan. I have a lot of bug bites, scrapes, and bruises. I’m not too sore, actually. And although I am often tired, I am not exhausted.
I’m just really happy. Simple as that. The sun, the air, the people… make it pretty easy to get up in the morning, get through the whole day, and not even want to go to bed right away.
When was the last time you heard me say something like that?
We’ve been harvesting cucumbers! The vast majority are going to be pickled, but we’ve had the opportunity to take many home for Shabbat cooking, and to snack on while we’re in the sadeh. They are soooo yummy and refreshing!
The male goats are moving today to Boys Town on Beebe Hill, away from the female goats. Now there will be a lot more milk for cheese-making. Sadly, in the Fall the boy goats will be sent away… for good.
The mobile chicken coop is almost ready, and then the chickens will leave the Barnyard too, and go up to Beebe Hill. If you haven’t read The Omnivore’s Dilemma yet, you should. You can read about the original mobile chicken coop in there. I’m pretty sure it’s featured in Food, Inc. (the movie) too, although I sadly haven’t seen that yet.
I’m making salve in the picklearium this afternoon. We’re selling a whole bunch of little ones to a wedding party as part of guest gift baskets. We’re all pretty excited for our first summer wedding here, since none of us have seen one yet. Should be beautiful. I mean, I don’t think we’ll see much, but we’ll see how the place is set up, and maybe get to see some stuff from afar. Yay!
Okay, I think that’s all for now….