You want to know what makes me really irritable? No? Oh. Well I'll tell you anyway.
I just spent time carefully composing a new post, trying to give you dear readers a glimpse into the activities of the last few weeks. It's been too long since I last posted and I wanted to do a good job. I included photos and what I thought was an insightful look into life at Big Pink Farm.
Then Internet Explorer crashed and I lost it all. I'm sure there's a lesson in there, or perhaps a metaphor about the fleeting and sometimes futile plans that we make. But right now I'm too frustrated to see it.
Ben's turkeys are huge, over two feet tall. They follow us everywhere like dogs. It's pretty entertaining, especially early in the morning when I'm easily amused.
The meat birds have outgrown the brooder and are also getting huge. That's good eating right there.
The guinea fowl decimated one garden plot, leaving us with just three pepper plants and a great number of bird-sized depressions in the dirt. We had to cut the size of that plot by two-thirds and start over. The good news is that the tomatoes, potatoes, onions, lettuce, and spinach were not affected. The bad news is that everything else was and that this year's garden will not be big enough to supply a market as we had hoped.
Speaking of the farmer's market, soon we will be spending Saturday mornings at the Carrollton Farmer's Market (in the parking lot of the Ponderosa Restaurant on OH-43) selling goat milk soap, goat milk fudge, and whole grain breads. The timetable is pretty fluid right now because I'm juggling my kids' various 4-H commitments and county fair preparations. But soon!
Now on to the photos. Here's a cute kid photo.
Oh you thought I meant "kid" of the two-legged variety, didn't you? Okay, I have pics of those, too.
Here's Roger guinea-proofing one of the now much smaller than we originally intended garden plots. Live and learn.
And just in case you ever wondered, we live on the most beautiful mountain in the entire world. Here's proof.