We’re back! After taking a few weeks off from blogging to catch up on projects around the house and “backyard barnyard,” we wanted to share some pictures of our progress. Thank you for not giving up on us!
Pictured above is our darling buckling, Kramer, taking the stand. Josh built a milking stanchion (full how-to will be in a future post) which made hoof trimming and milking so much easier.
Trips to Callaway Gardens made for fun photography sessions. Being behind the camera and in the midst of all that beauty served as some of the best therapy. The healing process is often a lot longer and more difficult than any of us like to admit. Nevertheless, each step brings me closer to acceptance but I still miss being someone’s mom.
The eggplants were the best part of the garden this year. I just couldn’t get enough of them. These Rose Bianca heirloom eggplants are absolutely delicious and pack a huge punch of flavor. Josh and I enjoyed moussaka with flat bread, eggplant Parmesan, and lots of other yummy eggplant dishes.
Josh was really proud of my hoof trimming skills. I used to file rough edges on my horses’ hooves and was pleasantly surprised at the ease with which I could handle the orange-handled shears. The goats really enjoy being in the stand because they got lots of grain and attention. My girls are all quite fond of being groomed and lean into the brushes with their little dairy goat bodies.
We also have a new kitten! Her name is Sparta and she’s the loveliest tortoiseshell I think I’ve ever seen. We adopted her from our local humane society in June. She’s so sweet and fits right in around here.
Josh and I went on a weekend-long marriage retreat in Destin, Florida. We were able to reconnect as “Josh and Lacy” instead of “people who were once known as mommy and daddy” which was really important. We laughed together, took long walks along the shore in the light of the setting sun, and enjoyed hunting down mom-and-pop restaurants where we held hands across the table.
How’s your summer been? I’ve missed you!