Wednesday, September 3, 2008

September, Canning, and Goats

Sophie got into the toilet paper and saw dad coming and ran under the bed. When dad went back out, she poked her head out from under the bed and just sat there. If dad even came near the room she would pull it back under. It was really too funny!
The canning process in action! I am cutting up onions and they were really getting to me. Dad got a good one of me wiping my eyes.
Mom had her 20th year high school reunion. This is the field out behind the school(South Kentwood).
Elizabeth has been playing with Abigail's horse lately and really putting him in his place. In my opinion, we have a future horse shower on our hands! :)

September is a beautiful time of the year. It is cool in the morning, warm in the afternoon, trees turning colors, farming and gardening coming to an end, and life settles down in a slower pace. However, canning comes and ruffles everything up. Just yesterday we canned pears, pickle relish and tomato soup. Today mom and a few of the girls and going to Meijer to get some pictures taken while Abigail and I make more tomato soup. We may also pick the beans and can more of them. There is still much to can and we have canned a ton already.

Goats also play a large part in September. Breeding is on the top of priorities right now for goats and trying to make the right cross between what doe and what buck is a hard decision. I also would like to announce to anyone interested, we are selling our Nubian herd. We have decided to prioritize and focus on the breeds we enjoy-Alpines and Lamanchas. I had really been looking forward to seeing all of these does freshen, so it is sort of sad to see them all go. If you are interested, contact me about prices and other important information.
Have a great day in September with your families!


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