For the last few days the household has had no internet. It is not a huge problem except that I could not make my blog and I could not chat to my children for free. The weather fell where it may. The young people read books out loud in the evenings. I missed out on a lot of news and things change very fast in this country nowadays. My woofer membership expired which is OK – no milking, no woofers next year. I am calling it my Gap year. So I left it expired.
The reason we had no internet? A mouse ate the rubber off the cable that runs through the basement wall. Now, that is a nice fixable problem, I said to the man.
It was Katelyns last day working yesterday. She is a delight and a very hard worker and I will miss her. So will Lady Astor she always milked the best with Katelyn as her morning handmaiden.
The little pigs will certainly miss her.
The Armadillo, the potbelly rescue pig recovering from third and in some areas fourth degree burns, decided to try and get out the door yesterday. It is what I call the popes door – a small door cut into the big door, I have no idea why I call it the popes door it has just always been the way. Anyway the door itself is about 12 inches off the ground – way too high for this fat little pig to climb over. Though he gave it a try and might eventually succeed. He is a determined wee fellow.
I have not put him on a serious diet yet, though Tima is, after breaking into the grain shed again, I think Wai needs to have a pretty good diet to help him grow new skin. So maybe in a month or so we will go to a slimming regime. Though it is just as hard for pigs to lose weight as it is for people.
We finished the next outdoor field for the little pigs. They are as happy as pigs can be which is pretty happy really.
The lack of internet also put both my shops (Amazon and Zazzle) on hold for a number of days so I am going to release my first newsletter a little later. Instead of on the first Monday of August we will jump to the third one. This will be the 14th. It is annoying, I hate to break a deadline. But this will allow us two things. I can load more images into Zazzle and you have more time to sign up. Mostly I am making greeting cards, cups, aprons, tote bags and working on the calendar. The Amazon button takes you to a section of Amazon with all my favorites. If you buy these through my Amazon Affiliate shop then the farm gets a small percentage of your purchase. This does not add to your total of course. The price is the same as anywhere else on Amazon .
The Sign Up button is up for you to try out and now YOU have more time to JOIN before the launch. (I still have a few things to tidy up in the sign-up box but it is in working order). Pop down and have a look.
Scroll down past the comments and there you will find the Kitchen’s Garden Letter JOIN button. All very easy. The newsletter will only come out to your email once a month, will be short and sweet, give you access to the shops and there will be NO pop-ups. I hate pop-ups.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Weather: A perfect day for picking tomatoes.
Saturday 07/29 0% / 0 in
Sunny. High 79F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night 07/29 10% / 0 in
Clear skies. Low 56F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.