As the title states, this is my 200 post. I didn't celebrate my 100 post, didn't think it was that big of a deal. Not even sure about celebrating this one.
so to recap my firsts, I have butchered a rooster, made homemade noodles. Butchered ducks, cooked roast duck. I used a pressure cooker, made jams. planned an underground home, bought goats. dealt with a female deprived turkey, lost chicks in a storm. tried to hatch out eggs, brood chicks, successfully grew sweet potatoes. Lost my favorite hen and discovered the egg development process. Found an apple and peach hook up, and discovered new ways to preserve apples.
My future firsts, building our underground home. Making a wattle fence, getting sheep and llamas, getting a dairy cow. Making goat cheese. Using lye to make soap. Sheep shearing, butchering. Digging a well, building a wind mill. Successfully hatching out eggs. Butchering a turkey. Stringing a barbed wire fence. making wire baskets. And many more things that I will soon discover that I need to do.
Being so new to all of this has had its ups and downs. Some wonderful and scary moments. The more old school things that I accomplish, the more new ones I want to try. I am limited because of the small plot of land we do have, and one day we hope to have more acreage. But until that time, we will do what we can on our 5 acres and enjoy every moment of it, no matter how sick of apples I get.
Thanks for reading and commenting over the last few months. I truly appreciate it.