"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
Showing posts with label farm news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label farm news. Show all posts

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Farm News

1. The goat kids are one week old. Wow are they fun, and amazing to watch. We still bring them in over night to keep them warm.

2. The lambs are 4 days old. The mother will not allow one of the twins near her, so I am momma. Mary the little lamb(smile with me), is now the farm family baby. We take her out with us whenever we are outside and she follows us, and she is on a bottle. So far so good.

3. The winter garden going well, and we have rearranged the house for all the seeds we have planted for the spring garden.

4. Egg sales are great and we have built up a nice base. Orders for Thanksgiving turkeys are already coming in!

5. Building projects planned for spring along with more perimeter fencing.

6. Oldest son in advanced training in Maryland.

7. School for the others is going great. We are studying the Constitution and it has been fun. They are also in the middle of their third movie project. They began a filming company last January(2007) with a few of their friends and have created some fun movies for You-Tube. When I watched the most recent unedited movie I was astounded. Second built a stand for the Flip camera and it has been incredible. The boys also included a few of the animals on the farm this time.

8. As I have shared before I feel pressed to build up skills and abilities to assist the farm in self sufficiency. I also am building up food storage. I suggest that my friends in blog land do the same. I am working on a post on food storage and how to use it and rotate it efficiently.

Well that is it for now, and I pray that it slows down a bit before our other ewe gives birth, but one thing we have learned this year is that time can always be filled on the farm!
Have a great day. We are enjoying temps in the 70's!
Jennifer