Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Turkey day

Yesterday we butchered our three turkeys. It went well; poultry is pretty easy to turn into food. It always amazes me how quickly it goes from being our animal to something we can put on the table. Our four year old was especially fond of the turkeys so he wasn't happy that we were going to be eating them. I really liked our turkeys; I think they imprinted on humans because they really liked us. As chicks they would peep when we left the room, and as they grew they would follow us around. I know they have a reputation for stupidity, but I found them to be really sweet, though a little simple. It is never easy killing one of our animals, but at least I know that our meat had a great life roaming free and a fast death.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sorry the blog has been so quiet. Between all the work that needs to be done on the house, land and garden, plus my homeschooled kids' social life, there just hasn't been much time. Finally we have some sun and the plants are really growing! Unfortunately so are the weeds...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

After 4 1/2 years without a computer, we finally have internet. It took us a very long time to get the internet lines put in (we had other priorities!), and have been blogging from our library or a family member's computer, but last week our local communications co-op came out to hook us up. We are pretty excited but also a little cautious about its potential as a time-waster. Here are some pictures our daughter has recently taken: