So if we aren't milking, and there's nothing growing in the garden right now, what are we doing, you ask? Relaxing! Each of us girls have been making a couple of new skirts, along with reading good books that we just didn't have time for while we were milking. We are enjoying playing games (we just held a Connect Four tournament the other day-Dad won by the way!), and just talking by the fireside.
We have also been doing things that just needed to be done. Last week we canned 23 quarts of spaghetti sauce from hydroponic tomatoes that someone had graciously given us. We also got most of our spring cleaning done! And slowly, as we clean out one barn and then another, our garden is being layered with hay, prepared for spring. We are in process of cleaning out and organizing our attics. We also built a walk-in hay rack for the goats.
So, with each passing season I understand more fully the words of Solomon:
"To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven."
Posted by Kelsey