The goats are doing very well and I think there's a chance that Thistle is pregnant. If so she would likely be due between the last of October and the first of December. Tho I believe it would be closer to December because she's definitely doesn't appear that far along. bad timing for the moving but they'll still be welcome. It's very hard to tell with goats and more so with goats being milked but her body shaped has changed and she's giving a bit less milk. I wish I knew for sure but I'll watch closely so that i can stop milking in her last weeks.
I'm making a big pot of chili today so we'll have chili a few times this week. You can find my basic recipe here http://barefootgypsyblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/basic-chili.html Today will be chili cheese fries with corn. And, on the rest of the chili menu there is ... chili in bread bowls with salad and Frito pie (chili on corn chips with lettuce, cheese, and sour cream). The rest will be frozen for fast food another time.
Besides making chili, ... laundry got washed, hung, dried, in and folded, got the chimney swept, got the woodstove ready, got the roof swept off, a bunch of prairie grass in for Juniper to make her winter burrow, a few more boxes packed and a few more things cleaned and ready to go into boxes. I don't know if I'll get to it but I'm also planning on baking some cookies. Nik was asking for chocolate chip :)
Tomorrow I'm going to make some calls and see about getting the Blazer towed up to our mechanic. The guys who did look at it and try to work on it all did their best and tried to help, I appreciate the effort and willingness immensely, especially my ex-husband who tried to help and doesn't even like me.
9 more days until the trial. what a very strange ordeal it has become and how much simpler it would have been had he just asked me to move. I think that maybe some people don't even consider the simpler route because they don't realize they can walk gently down the path. Instead they think they must always rush forward, yelling loudly, machete swinging, hacking everything to bits.
I have run into some shock with looking for a place. I started with a list of 11 places I had found here and there online and have found, to my horror, that 7 of them have been foreclosed and are owned by the finance companies. Including the Wasola house. I feel terrible for the people who owned them and had likely long ago paid off the full value but owed so much in interest. The weird things is that if I could qualify for a loan I probably would and get the Wasola house. It's for sale now at less than half of the price the owners had listed it for.
Anyway, I'll keep looking and something will come along.
From Pioneer Kitchen, A Frontier Cookbook ....
Home Grown Yeast
Two-thirds of a coffeecupful of this yeast will make four loaves of bread.
Mrs. B. R. Oldham
Wonderful night all!