Monday, March 14, 2011

Chilly

A chilly rainy night was perfect for a fire in the woodstove and stew for supper. Lentils and barley, onions, garlic, celery and carrots, a little leftover pastured pork sausage, some chopped up mushrooms, a big bag of kale from the big Full Circle Farm, a bunch of cilantro, cumin, curry powder and broth.

The big kids and I ate our stew and had a farm meeting, discussing fence issues that we thought were fixed, but aren't, since Boaz and Ribeye pushed through a couple of gates. We then discussed goat issues that need to be remediated, since goats used their horns to burst through the formerly repaired chicken fence.

We discussed how keeping our fences maintained will help us to be a bigger blessing to our neighbors.

Then we discussed task list for the next few weeks, anticipating putting the farm on the market. Plenty to work on. Somehow, talking about all that work was not nearly so unpleasant, sitting around a nice fire together, eating our nutritious stew. I hope we can execute those tasks in an efficient and effective manner...

3 comments:

Enchanted said...

I've been sneaking in from time to time, and I've got to say that I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog!

Beth said...

Such a big step for you and your family, Ginger, in putting your farm on the market...I'm sure it's not easy. Blessings to all of you as you move forward---may the Lord lead, guide, and keep you in His care.

gingerhillery@mac.com said...

Hi Enchanted. Glad to meet you. Thanks for reading about our life.

Hi Beth. Yes, it is a big, not easy step. I thank you for your prayers and encouragement. Even though it is painful and hard, I believe it is a wise decision for our family. Being near family is a good thing.