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10-06-2010

posted Oct 6, 2010, 1:40 PM by Susan Keto
It is a beautiful fall day here.  We are behind on our sheep chores.  I have not gotten our hay yet for this winter; though I have it lined up with a local farmer.  Glenn has been working from dawn to dusk trying to get our new house sided.  He had hoped that we would get it painted before winter; I am just hoping he will get all the siding up.  We moved into our new house the last of August.  This winter we will do the inside trim work - windows, interior doors, floors.  

The sheep have been sheared, wormed and vaccinated.  I am putting up the last of the garden.  I have carrots, beets, celery, winter squash and turnips in the ground yet.  Today I started a batch of jalapeno pepper jelly.  And this year I am a full-time school bus driver instead of a substitute.  I will not get to skirting until I have the garden put to bed for the winter.  

We have decided to reduce the size of our sheep herd.  So I am planning to get 6 ewes listed for sale.  And we are retiring my two ewes, Abbie and Birnie, who were my original flock.  If I can sell enough ewes then I will keep them for their fiber.  

This past year has been very hard.  I had four cousins and my mother-in-law die.  Three of my cousins were my age or younger.  So Glenn and I are planning to do some traveling next year.  On a positive note, we have another grandson in Arizona.  Time to go to work.
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