Happy Homesteading

BISCUITMAKR
Hosted by Millie Johnson
Group active since Mon, Jan 28, 2013


This group is for anyone who homesteads or is just trying to live a more self sufficient lifestyle. Share your recipes and tips for the homestead.
My hubby and I live on a small farm have goats, horses, dogs, cats and soon, chickens. We garden and can. I am also trying my hand at cheesemaking !
We would love to hear your ideas for the homestead. Welcome ! Come sit a spell with us.


 

farm happenings...

BISCUITMAKR
By Millie Johnson
Tuesday at 2:14 AM
Well, Clarisse has presented me with a problem. Her teats are small... very small ! I bought some new grommets and a couple of smaller syringes, aka teat cups, and I'm rigging the milking machine back up. Thank goodness I still have it ! I hope it solves my dilemma with her...
Cookie is having a mild bout of mastitis. Treating her and she is improving. I hope it clears up pretty quick as she is soooo easy to milk. Good size teats and very good streams. It doesn't take long to milk her out ! I just hope the mastitis is not going to be a reoccurring problem.
All three kids are doing very well, running and kicking up their heels ! I love to just sit out there with them and watch them play. They are so curious and just filled with the joy of young life ! Bouncy, bouncy :)
The chickens are laying really well, giving us 5 or 6 eggs a day. Not bad for just 6 hens, lol. The Roo has been minding his manners since our last altercation. For now, it is a truce, lol. I think maybe he understands French... I told him I was going to turn him into Coq au Vin , LOL !!!

Baking Stone HELP!

akflurry
By Sherry Blizzard
Saturday at 9:55 AM
I never clean my baking stone with soap but it needs a good deep cleaning. As with all stones, I think they only get better with time, but mine is sticky. I'm afraid to use baking soda to scrub it, the plastic scraper isn't doing the job. Anyone have an idea how to clean it without undoing all the "seasoning"?

The fix it man...

BISCUITMAKR
By Millie Johnson
Tuesday, May 12 at 8:00 PM
Lord help me, hubby has finally gotten around to hooking up the dishwasher (we needed a part) and now he is using a saws all to make a fitting work (instead of getting the part) !!! What part of any of that sounds like a good idea ??? Oh, and he started his project just as I was starting supper... Nice, real nice...Damn... and I just cain't shoot em. :((
He needs a hobby ! Grr


Make it yourself

BISCUITMAKR
By Millie Johnson
May 11, 2015
Here is a link to 50 things you should be making yourself. While I won't be doing all 50, I do plan on trying a few. Good resource links.
naturallivingideas.com/50-things-to-...

It's fixed !

BISCUITMAKR
By Millie Johnson
May 11, 2015
Repairman just left a few minutes ago. My big fridge is fixed ! It was $171.00 to fix, but that is a whole lot cheaper than a new fridge ! The spare fridge has a bad compressor so we're still getting a new fridge, but one that has no freezer section. It will be mainly for the goat milk and cheese. I will start milking in the morning ! YAY !!! :)

Finally Friday !

BISCUITMAKR
By Millie Johnson
May 8, 2015
I hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend ! :)

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Baby pictures

BISCUITMAKR
By Millie Johnson
May 7, 2015
Here's a few pics of the new little buckling born to Cookie yesterday. He is 100% Nubian. Don't ya just love those ears ??? We will be weathering him to be company for the LaMancha buckling coming later (when he gets weaned). I can't believe how big this boy is !

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New farm member !

BISCUITMAKR
By Millie Johnson
May 6, 2015
Cookie had one big buckling this evening !! She sure looked like she had two in there, but he IS really big. The count for the year, 2 doelings and 1 buckling. So thrilled to have those little girls ! :))))