The longer I wait to write, the more I have to say. Then thoughts just get all jumbled in my head and I get a bit overwhelmed. So, this is going to be a bit of a ramble, but I’ll do my best to get you all caught up with the exciting happenings on the farm and with our family.
Our lambs are growing so FAST! So, we are starting to take pre-orders. Our lamb are 100% grass-fed and well-loved. If you are local and interested in purchasing lamb this fall, please check out our Lamb Pre-order page.
So, as of today, our current house hasn’t sold. We ended up doing a major revision on our new home plan in hopes that maybe we can swing two mortgages. We won’t quite be able to swing it, but should be able to handle getting the basement poured this fall, if our house isn’t sold. That will take a month or so off of the time it will take to complete our house and also give us a better chance of being able to finish it during the winter months. Showings have slowed down, my frustrations have increased, yet we are staying patient and trusting that the right buyer will come at the right time.
Last week, an odd turn of events and a last minute decision had me driving 2.5 hours away from home to attend “How to Get Started in Grazing.” I had really hoped that Scott would be able to attend with me, but when it came down to it, I had to go solo. It ended up being one of the best decisions I have made lately.
I grew up with many unpleasant allergies – pollen, grass, animals, detergents, soaps. I’ve stressed over each of my children suffering from at least one allergy at some point in their short lives. All of this stressing and suffering has led me to leading a more “natural” lifestyle over the last 4 years. It has helped with the allergies more than any of the prescription or over-the-counter meds I have tried. The soaps, shampoos, detergents, cleaning supplies that are more natural, all have helped to improve my girls’ skin problems. Lilly gets hives and rashes from artificial food colorings and additives, so eating more “real” food has been the cure for that. For seasonal allergies, did you know that eating a teaspoon of raw, local honey, each day can help? Lilly’s skin gets very irritated from pollen landing on it and the honey has really helped to lessen that. Recently, I’ve added another natural tool to help combat the allergies – essential oils.
Spring has historically been a busy time for us. With Scott being part of the agriculture industry, planting season has always had him working crazy hours. This year, my work schedule added to the chaos. I’ve just wrapped up over a year’s worth of work on the largest IT project of my career. Last week, I had to work six 12+ hour days in a row, including one 17 hour overnight shift, to get everything implemented successfully. Needless to say, our work schedules have left a very large to-do list for our home and farm life.