We have made it past the shortest day of the year and are on the home stretch to Spring--Yay! It looks like I bought enough hay and everybody is nice and fat and healthy. I just love the work I am doing on my little hobby farm. In the past, I have had major anxieties about all of the work I have. I work a full-time job in Boise; commute two hours a day; cook real foods to eat because I hate the taste and expense of prepared, convenience foods; feed and water the goats, burros, chickens, cats and dogs and clean up after them; keep my housework in reasonable shape; spin and handcraft the goats' hair into scarves and hats to sell at fiber fairs; and plan my garden. When you list it out like that, it sounds very scary and tiring. But I love doing it! I love visiting my animals and checking how they are. I love keeping my hands busy with knitting, spinning and crocheting. I absolutely adore that I produce my own yarn from scratch and most of the vegetables I eat around the year are grown in my own garden. I have tons of interests and more ideas all the time about new craft projects I want to try.
Angora goats rule!
Thank you, Lord, for my job, my home, and goats!