We suffered more livestock losses. We lost more hens but we were blessed to receive more hens from a friend moving out of state. Our current total of hens/ roosters is 18. As I stated we also lost my daughters market goat. We ended up with a total of 15 broilers so far. I won't call it a success until they are safely in my freezer! We take them in for processing next Saturday.
We are enjoying our surplus of eggs- when we can find them. Apparently our hens don't believe in laying their eggs in the coop so we have egg hunts every day. We were pleasantly surprised to find our first white leghorn egg this weekend! We now have 10 hens laying. Our two remaining goats are doing great. Oreo is still every one's favorite and will happily spend the day playing with my children! Ariel is supposed to be pregnant so we are anxiously waiting to see if we get a new baby soon! She was kept with a buck so we don't know her actual breeding date.
The garden has been taken over by weeds. I'm still picking cucumbers, zucchini, and tomatoes though. Next year I will take better care of the garden! The intense heat was just too much for me this year. I don't even know how much canning I'm going to do. I am feeling overwhelmed trying to run the farm, baby sit part time, keep the house clean, and homeschool my kids! This might be the year I sit out from canning.
We are also gearing up for our new school year. All of my kids are homeschooling again this year. My oldest is using an online school and we're excited to see how that plays out. Our first day back is august 22 and I still have so much to do!