Power comes in all shapes and sizes. Some people clamor for political power, some desire power in their tools, and others (most) want to win the PowerBall lottery. This week on the farm, we have power to Mom's new canning shack. Although it won't make any headlines, and distant relatives won't come out of the woodwork with their hands out, it is a welcome addition to the farm as Mom can now can in comfort.
With the help of G's work friend, Ian, we were able to install a beautiful new light, a ventilation system to draw the steam from canning out of the shack and some outlets to provide some power to whatever is needed.
It is amazing how some of the simpler things make all the difference in the world. With this new addition to the shack, it is easily integrated into the farm life, making canning easier, not to mention creating more space in the garage, where the canning used to take place.
Apart from this, it was business as usual on the Farm: Get up early, feed the animals, get hay, go out in the evening and feed the animals again, collect eggs and get ready to do it all over again the next day. The animals don't take days off, and we can't either. The colder temperatures this week froze the rain barrels so we did have to haul water in nightly, which can be quite a chore, but only a temporary one as milder temperatures are approaching and we will be able to draw water from the containment units soon enough.
if you're reading this, why don't you take a minute and head over to our store and cure those dry skin winter blues with some of our lotions and wash your troubles away with our goat milk soap.
Have a great week!