Friday, October 19, 2012

This and That

A pile of things ready to go on our trip to Virginia.

Me at the ice cream shop in Charlottesville VA.

Laura with Bill on the train.

The girls with Bill on the train.

Elizabeth playing in the cupboard.

We spent several days in Virginia visiting with friends and family. One day we took the train to Charlottesville and enjoyed a picnic at Carter Mountain Orchard with friends, shopping, and we went to Kohr Brothers ice cream parlor.
We were only home one day before heading south to Georgia to show goats at the GA State Fair.
Our Helena was Reserve Grand Champion SR doe, and our Clementine was Grand Champion JR doe.
The last week or so we have been busy trying to get caught up on everything here after being so busy with Elizabeth's party and travel.
The goats are starting to cycle and several are bred.
Our summer chicks moved into the layer barn and should start to lay soon.
The ducklings are huge now and moved out with the big ducks.
We have a wonderful new soap made with pureed sweet potato from our grden. Its called Sweet Tater, and it smells wonderful and the sweet potato adds Vitamin A to nourish skin.
This week we have harvested zucchinis, eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, spinach, kale, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and green beans. We're thankful God has blessed our gardens and given us such bounty to eat!
I have more photos from the trip but have not uploaded them yet.
Hopefully I'll be updating this blog a bit more now that we are done with our travels for a while.

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