We have finished school and done our outdoor chores. Yogurt is incubating in the Crockpot and everything seems so peaceful. Today was our last day of school, and we are now on Christmas break. We are going to the movies tomorrow for a treat. I am looking forward to spending some fun time with my kids for the next two weeks.
It is 46º here today. It has warmed up quite a bit from yesterday’s 39º. We will miss the warm days that we have been having. Last week we got strawberry beds weeded, and Quentin pruned the grapevine. I made my first grapevine wreath and look forward to making more each time the grapevine is pruned. We harvested the radishes last week that had been growing in our fall garden. We sauteed them in butter and sprinkled them with garlic salt. It took the spicy/woody taste out of them, and they were very good.
We started making homemade gifts today for family and friends. These are M&M cookie mixes in a jar. I think they turned out cute. Madison made molasses cookies today. They turned out great even though she had to substitute honey for the molasses because our molasses had gone bad.
Our chickens have started laying for us again. We had been buying eggs from the store, but they are not as good as our eggs. We are getting 6-9 eggs a day.
Pippi is doing well. She is eating great and we can tell she is much heavier. She follows Madison around everywhere. We heard from the lady that we want to get our Nigerian buck from. She said two of her does should kid any day now. We are hoping to have goat’s milk from Lilac and Willow by next fall.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!