Missing, But Not Gone… Gearing Up for Fair!

Gearing up for Fair :: Faulk Farmstead

It’s OK, folks.

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I did NOT drop off the face of the Earth.

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What HAS been happening?  LIFE.  Plain and simple.

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Aside from the summertime busy-ness of the homestead, we have been getting ready for something very exciting here:  The Little Homesteader is entering her first fair!  Tomorrow, we will be packing up Spartacus and heading to the Thurston County Fair – Next stop, the goat barn!

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This was her first year in 4-H – specifically the pack-goat project – and what an experience it has been!  Not only has she learned more about goat care, but she has gained CONFIDENCE and DETERMINATION.  Seriously priceless, folks.   It has been truly a joy watching her spend her days training young Spartacus on a leash, diligently trimming his hooves, and taking him on practice hikes.

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Gearing up for Fair :: Faulk Farmstead

In just a couple of days, I will get to watch her on her own in the goat barn, helping care for the animals, and finally showing her goat in the show ring.

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Hmmm, can you tell we have a proud mama on our hands?

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Aside from fair preparations, what ELSE has been going on?  The garden has been flourishing, however not much more than carrots have been harvested.  No worries, though – It is looking promising!   The farmies are doing excellent, of course – On a good note, it appears that the egg-eating by one of our chickens has finally stopped and egg production is back up!

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I have also broken the streak of NOT introducing new farmies into the homestead – Thanks to my newest addiction, Eastside Urban Farm & Garden, I now have a dozen quail eggs incubating.  I reckon it’s time to start educating myself on quail!  Ha!  🙂

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Gearing up for Fair :: Faulk Farmstead

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My preserving class details have been high on my priority list as well, I am am working to firm up the nitty gritty specifics – Have you heard about it yet?  A class, in my home, with me.  HAS to be a blast, right?  Learn more HERE!

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So I’m curious: What has YOUR summer been like?  PLEASE tell me that it has been as crazy as mine, leaving no time for housework or rest.  😉    Take care, folks!!

 

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