Saturday, January 12, 2013

This Week On Leegacy Farm

It's been a busy week here on Leegacy Farm as half of us have been at home, and half of our family members spent five days in our former state, and oldest daughter is returning today with dear friends and my mom who will be recuperating here in our home.  We spent the time awaiting my mom's surgery, and we were able to visit with family members at the hospital and sweet sweet friends in the area.



I returned to the farm to find milk setting out in preparation for making butter, yogurt making in the cooler, and everyone alive and looking well.  It's SO good to come home. And it's SO good to have almost all of us back and in one place. And we've all noticed that this place really does *feel* like home now.  Whenever we're away, we look forward to our return.
Fresh eggs on the counter - they haven't been washed yet.  Our chickens weren't laying much since the days got shorter and colder, but they were put in the warm hoop house and have started laying again.
And lots of fresh milk.  Emily has made many batches of cheese this week while the rest of us were away.
Right now we're concentrating on making mozzarella since we use so much for our Friday night pizza.
We've had many rainy days, so the weekly bread baking is a bit trickier.  I love seeing the fresh dough rising on the counter top, and who can resist the smell of fresh bread and a hot slice slathered in butter? Such a homey smell and evidence that there's life and living going on in the home.
Breakfast Pizza
We have homemade pizza every Friday night, and we watch a video.  This week we viewed one about economics, and it was really good.
What a difference a couple of weeks can make.  My mom was here to visit in late December and was her usual energetic self (hard to keep up with)!  She went home and had to have an unexpected surgery on some blockages in her legs.  Surgery went really well and we look forward to having her recuperate here with us, and my younger ones have really enjoyed having her little poodle dog, who we brought back with us, here.  We don't have an indoor dog, so they've enjoyed the novelty of having him in the house and sleeping in their bedroom.:)
We've saved lots of goat's milk in the freezer for making soap, but we didn't get to it this week.
Perhaps next week?  Instead, we've been re-arranging our school room in order to have a main floor bedroom for my mom.
Lots of fun has been had while riding the horse and pony.  My younger ones recently saw an old movie which was enjoyed by my older ones when they were little.  I've noticed them as they've pretended to be the characters who traveled across the Great Divide!
There are three crock pots going in the kitchen this wet Saturday morning, and I'm beginning to smell the aroma of the venison.  We received a gift of a very large pan of deer meat, and we are preparing three different recipes today. As I smell the good smells, enjoy the morning with family, and anticipate the arrival of my daughter, my mother, and our friends, I'm about as content as can be.    ~~Blessings~~  Sherry

9 comments:

  1. You ARE blessed indeed, and your post was lovely! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  2. Ahhh... bless your heart..Such a dear post.. xo

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    1. Faye,

      Thank you! I hope you and yours are well and staying warm with all the cold and beautiful snowy weather you have in your part of the world...

      Blessings,

      Sherry

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  3. Mary Ann,

    Thank YOU for your comment. Yes, I am blessed, and I thank you for your encouraging words. God bless you.:)

    Sherry

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  4. blessings abound...lots of fun and great memories!!

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    1. Mountain Mama,

      Thank you for leaving a comment. I took the time to visit your blog and so enjoyed reading your posts.:)

      Blessings,

      Sherry

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  5. Hey, Lees!
    That pizza sure looks good! And I can just smell the venison cooking in the crockpots. We had a couple crockpots on our counters the other day...fabulous! And the little calf is so cute! Thanks for sharing.
    -Kris

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    1. Kris,

      The pizza was mighty good! Emily is our Friday cook, and we Lees always look forward to pizza.

      I'm not sure which Kris I'm speaking to, but I thank you so much for leaving a sweet comment.

      And I'd love to hear what you had going in your crockpots. We're always looking for new and yummy recipes.

      Blessings,

      Sherry

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  6. I love it!!!!! Will you adopt a 56 year old woman.. This is how life should be. Your house is adorable.

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