I read somewhere "2020 the movie... Produced by Steven Spielberg. Directed by Quentin Tarantino."
Well, even they would have trouble coming up with the script for this year so far. The farm is a beautiful place I am glad to be. I appreciate it so much. It is so beautiful. I am amazed the journey we have been on to get here.
Scout is pretty sure it is part of her job to keep an eye on everyone.
I continued to mulch the garden beds, fill the raised bed, dig greens for the chickens and ducks and get the tennis court ready for the big conversion to an animal yard. We have four weeks until the new chickens arrive.
We headed off to collect more wood for our new raised garden beds and to get the old windows we found. These are becoming covers on some of the beds (that can be removed) to make a greenhouse like effect. I picked more stinging nettles and used these in my compost. We were quite loaded up so another day we will head back as there is an old bath tub in the shed that I thought would make an awesome duck pond.
Every time we take this trip I explore a bit more. As we do this the setting is a lake and Emus and cows together grazing between us and the water.
So I walked further and there are old stock yards. In the middle of these I found something that really made me smile. Another bath tub. But this one is pink!
It comes with free dirty water!! haha! So now I have a pink trough from my goats. Seriously, what could be better?
Oh, I know what!! We were driving home on a dirt road and I was looking out the window at the scenery. Suddenly Andy braked and I thought of the windows in the trailer and assumed it would be a Kangaroo on the road. I looked ahead and there on a crest, right in the middle of the road, was a newborn lamb. We had to stop or we would have hit it. It was just standing there. I got out and picked it up. It was in good condition, still damp from birth and had either a deformed or broken tail... it still wags but it is at a right angle from about halfway down! It was just so out of place and unusual. We went up and down the road sides to find the mother. Then we went up and down the fence lines to look in paddocks on each side. Nothing. So that was it. It was a mystery. We couldn't leave him there. So now I have another lamb, the first of the season.
His name is Buddy. He is the loudest and hungriest lamb I ever had. I made him a little jumper.
So when we arrived home we were truly loaded up with timber, windows and livestock haha!
In our cottage renovation we took down an old water tank on a tower. Andy cut a hole in it and later I filled it with hay to make Buddy an apartment.
I made peanut butter cookies, tuna mornay and a big batch of Vicky's Enchilada sauce. This is delicious.
My pot had 5 chicken breasts cut up... the sauce... (minus the stock and flour, I just use chicken stock cubes and more tomato ...) For this amount I quadrupled the recipe. I let it simmer for ages. Anyway this sauce in a jar from the store is expensive and I like to make a big lot so it is a huge saving and better than store bought.
I did lots more work on the pantry. I found a better home for my soap making supplies and so this made more pantry space and never should have been in there in the first place. It is amazing the space you can find with cleaning and organising though.
We are getting more Kangaroos and Deer on the property. Andy took this photo...
So that was my week. It was lovely and felt normal even though the week was another 2020 shocker for many.
My mind spends a lot of time on thinking about how we can produce more, make more and be ready for whatever happens next. With this in mind I am considering getting a greenhouse. I have a lot of research to do on that!
How did you make your home a safe haven, build up your pantry or get ahead in anyway?
I hope you have a lovely and peaceful weekend! xxx
I am publishing early as tomorrow is an early morning off to see the girls and bring back Harper for the weekend.xx