Spring cleaning having taken most of my attentions in the past couple of weeks, I have not posted too much here.
That's about to change.
I intend to put my blog on a schedule....as I have been putting my household on a schedule, too!
I know, I know, putting livestock, teenagers and a fella in the military sounds like a situation that would be impossible to put on a regular schedule, but I am going to give it a heck of a try!
I also want to schedule my blog postings. I know...self-discipline and all that...not my best virtue!
I don't want to schedule a specific time each day to sit down and rattle off a post...I want to have a specific topic for each day of the week.
What I am thinking of right now breaks down like this:
Tuesdays: Versatility Tuesdays!
Wednesdays: Videos I like
Thursdays: General update on the critters, gardening, etc around here
Fridays: Financial Fridays...discussing finances, budgeting, money saving tips, etc.
Saturday: Wild card, lol! Probably picture heavy.
Sunday...awwww, c'mon, give a girl one day off a week!
What do you think? Sound doable?
Since today is Thursday....
Paulus was banded a couple of weeks ago and is now officially a wether (castrated goat)
He will be slaughtered and butchered in around 2 months, after he has sufficiently fattened up.
Gabrielle, our milk goat, is still milking well and has gentled down beautifully...no doubt in response to getting sweet feed everytime she gets on the milking stand!
Geordi (Gabrielle's offspring, a young buck) is sharing the bachelor quarters with Wang, our buck. He was NOT happy to be weaned! He is also not happy about Wang's...uhmmmm....horniness. Yes, when Wang needs a partner and has no doe readily available, he considers Geordi a suitable replacement, much to Geordis dismay. We have sold Geordi and his new owners is supposed to pick him up the first week in May. May can not come too soon for Geordi!
Champagne (young doe goat) is pregnant and is due in about a month. I surely hope she has a little doe!
Patches (Paulus mom) has been on the milking stand...but...wheeeew! She stinks, her milk tastes really *off* and smells VERY goaty. Paulus is still nursing, so her milk is being utilized by him, at least. Patches is a Nubian Dwarf, while Gabrielle is a Toggleberg cross, I wonder if that has something to do with it?
All I know is that no one here will drink Patches milk and when I tried to use it in cooking, it made the finished product taste gawdawful.
Personally, I prefer cows...just don't tell Gabrielle!
Recently, a friend called me to task for whining about the heat here. She said "Look, girl, you are with the man you love with a couple of great kids (yeah, they are pretty great), living in a comfortable house with the livestock and garden you always wanted! Can't you say ANYTHING nice about the climate there?"
Okay, okay, she is right...I do love my life here. And I DO whine about the heat...
So, here's the
Top Ten Reasons El Paso (and the weather here) ROCKS!:
10: No clothes dryer needed. Clothes dry on the line within 30 minutes.
9: Everything dries out too fast to mold.
8: The mountains are gorgeous at sunrise and sunset.
7: The desert night skies have to be seen to be believed! WOW! The stars really shine bright here!
6: No humidity = no humid hair frizzies.
5: No humidity = HUGE amount of static electricity. Fun at parties and you can zap a mugger to disarm them!
4: REAL Tex-Mex restaurants at reasonable prices.
3: HUGE variety of Mexican & Asian grocers!
2: No raking leaves in the fall. Just kick the tumbleweeds out of the yard!
1: DAVES PAWN SHOP!!! 'Nuff said.