One of the things we'll change is to get rid of the goats in the fall. I can't even tell you how much this thought freaks me out, how much my identity is wrapped up in being a goat keeper and cheese maker. I've had goats for nine years in a row. And although the goats give me lots of joy, they also give me lots of work, extra chores and stress. So with a heavy heart, I will enjoy the goats this summer, and then... we'll see. For now, I sold all the baby goats and their mamas, and I'm borrowing my friend's goat to keep my other one company. That means I'm milking two, getting over two gallons of milk a day.
Here is our new loaner goat Mocha in the minivan, on the way to our farm, and below that picture is my friend and her daughters, who just learned to milk! And check out our new little chicks!
Other happenings in our lives, aside from all these major life transitions? Well, there is fire making, of course, since my wilderness man has to keep up his hand drill fire making skills. And there are flowers, lots of flowers. The other day, my organic flower farming friend urged me to pick a bucket load of flowers at her farm, and who am I to say no to that?
I will leave you with pictures of my own flower paradise at our homestead. No matter how turbulent life gets, I feel at peace whenever I stick my nose into flowers. What gives you peace and joy these days?