Little miss Rosemary will be our milking cow. We plan to use the knowledge we gained over the summer with the milk that we will get from her. On our kitchen blog you will see when Anna has begun to make buttermilk and cheese from some milk we have gotten. We are all excited to be able to learn how to milk her, and between all of us I'm sure that we will have no trouble milking her daily. Hopefully the calf will be a girl, if it is a boy then we are thinking about selling it.
We just watched a film called Back To Eden ( http://www.backtoedenfilm.com/ ) that was really amazing. It shows how to use the land in the best ways and in the ways that God intended for us. We watched it Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon we were already trying it for ourselves. Here is what part of our front yard currently looks like, after watching the video it will make more sense to you. Along with the knowledge that we just learned about and the years we have had to grow in the 4-H gardening club we will be ready to have a great garden this year!
Our Backyard Garden Plot (before we watched the video and had already tilled it up)
Me and Alyse about to roll the haybale out over the front yard.
The lower side of the front yard with the first round of hay.
The upper part of the front yard with it's first layer of hay.
After we rolled out the hay we spread it all out, sorry no pictured of that, and got it ready for the next step. We are very excited about the beginning of our farm! With all prayer and hard work then we will have a beautiful and established farm than can support us and maybe even fulfill another dream our family has.
More to come later but let me leave with something a good friend told me, "The best life to live is a simple one." That seems perfect for our little farm.
Gabby & The Venturinis