Sunday, December 6, 2009

Today I'm.......

....harvesting some giant green button squash.....
......and some extra long lebanese cucumbers from my veggie patch......
As well as making a little Xmas-y pencil roll for Miss Connie to take on a 'long' road trip tomorrow..... I've made loads of these in the past and have found that the best fabric to use for the pencil part is felt.... This one I made to fit 12 pencils (if you'd like to know how I made it I'm more than happy to email you my instructions)......:)We've also been spending some quality time with our hand rared Damara ewe's....
I've had these girls for a couple of years now but for the past 12 months they've been running out the back with a mob of other sheep... This is now the 3rd week that they have been getting hand feed again in the sheep yards. I'm hoping that they will be ready for milking in the next week or so....
Miss Connie can't wait and insists that this job is right up her alley, lets see if she still thinks that after our first milking expedition... LOL!!!
Take Care... Jodie .....

11 comments:

  1. OMG I can't believe I am the first to comment. YAY for me!! All those vege's sure look tasty the air must be super fresh and the soil super fertile where your patch is...great work!! Cant wait to see pix of the first milking session ;)

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  2. It's posts like this one that make me oh so jealous of your farming life!

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  3. aren't pencil rolls the best! I have made so many, they are such a handy gift, and quick to make.

    your produce looks great, nothing better than fresh from the garden.

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  4. Lots of fresh vegies must be wonderful at the moment. We are getting lots of rain today so hopefully my tomatoes will grow a little bigger by next week and I can eat them. Love the pencil roll too, felt seems like a great idea.

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  5. Could I get the instructions on making one?

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  6. Those veggies look delicioud. Your cucumbers are huge! How very exciting to have your own goat's milk. Lucky lucky!! xo

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  7. WOW Jodie very productive very patch you have there... now as for the damara milk you will have to let us know how it tastes... we have pure merinos here and just about die if a damara ram gets near our mobs.. yours look quite smooth in the coat the one around here have a shaggy appearence?

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  8. Your vege garden is being very productive. I'm looking forward to hearing your progress with the Damaras. They seem to be thriving on the hand feeding. They obviously handle your conditions well.

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  9. oops my baaaaad mistake. Sheep! Not goats! xox

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  10. Yum Yum !!!! Must be such a good feeling you harvest your own produce. Well done.

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