So, is it my paradise, your paradise or what other people think our paradise should look like? Why do others think they have some insane right to tell me what I can and can not do with my own freedom?
Yep, that's right, I've been cruising on the internet again. I know better, yes I do. But in my own defense, there is no better motivator to keep me fighting for what I know I can accomplish than a cup of coffee and stupidity first thing in the morning. Sometimes I need some crazy inspiration, fueled by some seriously liberal, pro governmental control freak BS to wake my mind up and get it rolling on my next diabolical plot making my farm and life more self sustaining and self sufficient.
So, I've got part of the plan mapped out. The part where I replace the fruit and nut trees. I'd used Starks Brothers in the past but in recent seasons, a couple people around me that I associate with have purchased trees from Gurneys with great success. I must say that to me, the Gurneys trees are bigger, look less like sticks with roots and produce in some instances, the year they were planted. So, I will go with the mcIntosh, Granny Smith and the Golden Delicious for apples, the Contender and the Reliance for peaches, Honeysweet and Ambrosia for pears, Stella for cherry with a couple of nut tress. This, of course all depends on the escape proof goat pen.
I've made a tough decision and the first Tuesday of December, the big billy goat is going to the auction barn. I need new blood/genetics anyway and "Billy" is downright obnoxious at the moment. In his defense, it is breeding season but I can't have him tearing what's left of the barn apart because he's too dangerous to run free on the farm. Anyway, the big SOB rammed me this past weekend while I was doing farm chores. I can't even get the idiot fed and watered safely at this point. He's just lucky I had a stick and not an ax or he'd be without a head right now! So, taking Billy out of the equation should give me more leeway in building a goat escape proof pen. Without a 400lb juggernaut with texas longhorn stabbers ramming his way thru everything, I should be in better shape. Besides, the older, fatter goats (Lucky goat) won't bother to jump high enough to get out anyway, LOL
But anyway, yesterday, I spent the day with my adult daughter. She's changed so much in the past few years. We get along much better now and it's enjoyable to spend time with her. When I returned home, there was a box on the porch from a blog reader. Sissy goat slobbered on it a little bit but the contents were fine. Inside was some fabric! Sent to me by Susan (awesome colors Susan!) Thank you Susan! My thumb got tired before I finished cutting my pieces parts, I have the one color still to go before I can start work on the new log cabin quilt. I'm so excited!
Now, back to plotting and baking up more diabolical plans to make my piece of paradise exactly the way I want it.........
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