Sunday, September 2, 2012

So Very Buzzy

They are all so very, very busy...
Beautiful Butterfly
Buzzing Bee
 High Flying Hummingbird
Seed Gobbling Goldfinch
Blossom Eating Blue Bugs
and our Grazing Goats
...who are really in charge of the "farm"!
(P.S. I love sunflowers!~ Mom Goulet)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Prioritizing Part 2

Now, let's see, where were we? 
Oh, yes...Remember me---ow?
Hurry up, I'm hungry!
Me too!
Sun dried laundry
¡Oye! Did you forget us?
¡San Isidro~Ora Para Nosotros!
As a family, we have learned that even though we'd like to be very independent, 
sometimes it's OK to ask for help with some of our projects. 
The most important priority is our family prayer time. 
This miraculously helps us to calmly put first things first. 
 The words of Saint Teresa of Avila:
"Let nothing upset you,
let nothing startle you.
All things pass;
God does not change.
Patience wins all it seeks.
Whoever has God lacks nothing:
God alone is enough.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours,
no feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which to look out
with Christ's compassion onto the world;
Yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good."
Teresa de Jesús (Avila) 
     More often than not, things turn out much better that we'd planned! 
We'll be sharing more about things we've done here in the weeks to come.  
¡Hasta Luego!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Prioritizing Part 1

         Our morning offering at breakfast leads to our "family meetings" where we figure out what what we will do each day. Prioritizing is important. We are a family of diverse interests, the farm being our common central interest. There are the things we need to keep the farm going, like our outside jobs, human-power and supplies. Prayer is at the core of all our lives and activities. It would be easy to become overwhelmed with the multitude of things that seem to need doing simultaneously.
Sancta Maria...Ora Pro Nobis
"Ya never know!"
     We have a short growing season up here in the mountains...
"A Spring Snow"
     The little barn needs to be mucked, the yard needs to be mowed, chicken tractor needs to be moved, "mini gardens" need to be weeded and replanted, the "indoor barn" needs to be revamped a little, the sun porch that we use for hay/straw storage needs to be reorganized and filled, tripods for climbing beans and fencing for vining squash and cukes need to be set up, the yard in general needs cleaning up, firewood needs to be stacked, the compost needs to be extended and turned, and goat hooves need trimming (---and the goats really love having their hooves trimmed!---just kidding---)and that's just outside stuff...we need to eat breakfast, feed the cats and dogs and goat kids, do laundry, repair the clothes line, order some cheese making and other supplies online, and balance finances to do the former. Whew!
"How do cats say "Whew"? Or was that "Mew"?
To be continued...

Sunday, June 3, 2012

One Third Acre Goulet Gardens

Every year we "redesign" our garden plan. 
This year was no different. 
The condition of our planting soil is, 
shall we say, challenging. 
Clay, sand, gravel, ant colonies, sod, weeds, roots and
"Mama" snake with her youngins' ,
make each day's work a hearty adventure...
 So, we till old gardens and carve out new ones. 
 With the chicken tractor, our hens work hard 
eating bugs, weeding and fertilizing.
 All this and omelets too!
  One Third Acre "nursery" ...

Mint, bee balm, apple blossoms,
oregano,chives and asparagus 
always cheerfully greet us early in the season.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

More Kid Pictures

On Friday, April 27th, Francis, had two billy goats. 
One is brown, one is black, and both have stars on their foreheads. 
~First outing~
"Can't catch me!"
"I caught ya"

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New Kids

   Our La Mancha goat kids, Scatty and Sophie, were born this Palm Sunday, April 1st, 2012. 

Their acrobatic antics and clever escapes from the kid pen have been rather amusing.

We made an awesome vegetarian casserole with goat cheese, quinoa, veggies and spices. We enjoyed it on Easter Sunday with family and friends.

     We may even get her to 
share the "secret recipe" on this blog.
~La Familia Goulet~