Monday, October 29, 2012

Fall, Frankenstorm, and 400 bars of soap!

Mitzi teaching Dorian to knit
Athena loaded up and ready to go breed.  Her favorite day of the year.  Gooooooooood!!!
Shaggy Rogers made his appearance for Halloween.  Like totally radically man!!!

The collards were enormous this year!  This was a month ago and now you can't even walk through the rows.

We grilled out teriyaki steak and chicken kababs.  With the sauce and added fresh basil.

Soap in the boxes wet and ready to process overnight and below bars that are waiting to be cut.

Mitzi was a lovely addition to our farm.  She embraced milking and below is touring Ripshin Dairy Goat Farm, a favorite with all the wwoofers.

Mitzi and I selling product at the Molasses Festival.  It was a COLD morning, but turned out to be a beautiful day.
We got home to find Marilyn milking.  You remember Marilyn, she spent August with us and came back for part two.  This is us after the festival enjoying Octoberfest:)
Marilyn and Mitzi giving us a concert that evening.

Then it was off to my cousin's farm for some baby goat love!
That adorable little Sarah won everyone's heart.

First they tried their hand at milking a pygmy, and then helped bring in the winter hay harvest.

Then everyone got to ride the horses
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This is always a crowd pleaser.  BBQ chicken pizza with toasted pine nuts and carmelized onions.
Marilyn bring in the haul.  Collards, Kale, and Rosemary below.

My husband said if there's one thing he loves is a collard green wrapped around a pork chop and rice Polynesian style.  I'll be making these again.

Which one of you chickens let that quail in our coop???
Me taping up the floor on the wwoofer cottage.  We insulated under the floor so it would hold in heat and cold.
The goat girls were loving the new barn front.  Now all we have to do to finish is install the door.
After a hard day of work, smores by the fire make it all better:)
Marilyn played us a tune.
Marilyn stinging hot peppers.
A surprise visit from some dear friends.  Kearsie is a friend from college and she brought her girls to learn about farm life.
We had fun eating out at our favorite Chinese buffet.
One of the things every wwoofer has wanted to do is go shoot.
Isaac having his turn
Dorian is an ace!
Marilyn with the AK
The firing range.  Below is a friend of ours who make custom knives.  Let me know if you are interested in purchasing one.  They are awesome!
Mystery Inc. at the Lenoir Halloween Costume Contest
The kids enjoying some Mexican night

Fred with the Scooby Gang
Velma finding clues
Scooby kicking back for a photo op
Daphne getting ready to get her groove on
Mitzi came back and made us Sweet Potato "Frankenmuffins"  It was a purple sweet potato and it turned green in the cooking process
Dorian after his bar fight LOL!  He got it painted and the lady did an awesome job!