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Archive for the ‘Cows’ Category

Homestead Ponderings, and Winter Prep Updates

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on October 30, 2008

So, Phil says he grew up on goats milk and he doesn’t like it so much. I’m guessing that it is a stronger taste than cows milk? I know I like cows milk, having had it as a child. He says goats milk makes great cheese, if you like stronger flavored cheeses. I like mild Cheddar, as well as American, mozzarella and provolone. So, can goats milk give me any of these? Or, should I scrap the goat idea and go with a cow instead? Hmmmm….

It was pretty cold this morning. I could feel it last night, and came out and covered Isaiah with lots of blankets. Zowie and I have lots of blankets on our beds, but he sleeps on the couch. He was grateful, and I told him not to get up in the morning until I had run the furnace, which I wasn’t doing last night.

I think Zowie has finished banking the trailer. I will go out and make sure it has been done properly.

We are set for Halloween, but Isaiah’s mother will be bringing his costume tomorrow and doing his make-up. Both he and Zowie are Trick-or-Treating for Unicef.

I have to find some time to get at making the curtains for the kitchen and the living room. I wish I had more blankets to put in the windows until they are finished.

I will be putting the plastic on the windows soon, so that will be helpful.

I am not always running the furnace. Not yet anyway. Usually it is plenty warm enough in here as long as we are dressed warmly. And at night, we pile the blankets on. Running the furnace to warm the place in the morning, and during evening shower time. This generally seems to be enough. And the dryer is vented under the trailer, which is slightly helpful.

Hope you are all doing well.



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