13 July 2010

Things are best as can be expected down here on It's Always Something Farms.  We had a bit of a mini drought and I smiled this morning as the thunder woke Wolf and I from a deep sun and fun induced sleep.  I collapsed last night at 12, which is early for me!  Considering I normally hit the hay at 2am.

We went with my sis-in-law and niece to the pool to work on our tans before the beach.  Me, being ridiculously fair skinned, usually gets burned.  My niece, who is as fair as me, was competing with me to see who could get burnt the fastest.  I am certain we are tied!

I have decided to take a few weeks completely off from school.  I know I should be studying, but I really feel like I needed a vacation from deep critical thinking.  That can happen when I come back from my sun and fun and alcohol induced vacation.

Things are much the same on the farm.  Everything is growing and getting bigger!  Our tomatoes have shot up, but are suffering from blossom rot.  Our third garden has completely died off, except for the onions which are holding on for dear life, but getting no bigger and are turning white.  The herbs are droopy and sad looking so much to the point that I am afraid to leave them for a week.  The only garden that seems to be benefiting are the melons, which have started growing baby melons, which will soon be monstrous and delicious charleston grays and Orenelopes Watermelons.  I am looking forward to eating those fruits of our labors.

Our goats are getting BIG, but they still aren't on our farm.  I am a little dismayed that we have had to wait so long to get them.  However, after Surgeon killed one of our ginueas, I am not taking chances on more expensive live stock.

On a happy note, we are getting sheep!  A heritage breed, Jacob's sheep will be coming to the farm.  I am very excited!  They are a the perfect trifecta animal: they have meat, milk, and wool.  So, in theory we could live off of just sheep!  This is a huge sustainability factor for me.  Currently, I am hoping the hubs will let me take an extra and free whether home.  Unlike a goat he will not just be a pet, he too will provide wool, protection, and compainionship to the ewe we are buying.  This means I could put them in the unused old cattle pasture that has lots and lots and lots of sheepy foraging for them!