Monday, May 6, 2013
MARTHA THIS AND THAT
How many cows do we have? We did have over 300 cows, but a little over 100 of them were Kevin and Bridgets. When they moved into their house, they took over 100 of them so we are down to 225.
What kind of animals do we have besides horses and cows? We have chickens, pigs, along with cats and kittens in our barn. We use to have lambs and rabbits, but we sold them and bought more cows.
Yes, we do have electric generators in case the power goes off. We have generators to run the milkers and one to run the vat ao the milk doesn't get to warm and spoil. Also, we recently purchased a generator for parts of the house in case the power goes off. The house ones will keep the refrigerator, and freezers going so we don't spoil any food.
As Marilyn said, we do drink the raw milk at our table. We do not sell it nor do we give it away. Every dairy farmer is asked by someone if they will sell the raw milk. No, we won't. Even our relatives have asked for it free and we will not do that either, because it is illegal. We won't go against the law. Also, we wouldn't want to be fined or sent to jail.
Jean, David and family are in their new to them house. Right now they are trying to settle the way they want it. When that is done they will be moving Grandmother Olive and Grandfather Albert into their dawdy house. The dawdy house has one bedroom and they would like to add another one. Some of Olive and Albert's older relatives and friends come to visit and they would like to have a room with them on the ground floor.
Kevin and Bridget were very happy to move into their house. I think David has everything done on their house that they wanted done. We told them they couldn't take their bedroom set or the dining room set out when they moved. Bridget got a bit upset, but Kevin said we wouldn't send them out there if there wasn't something at the house. Bridget went into shock when she saw the handmade dining room table, chairs and china cabinet that she wanted in the kitchen. Joseph and our son's made that for them. In the bedroom was a handmade double bed (they slept on singles in our house) with two end tables and dresser that David and his son's had made. They had a beautiful rose design on them that Bridget wanted, but didn't think she would get. They were both, so happy.
It looked funny walking the cows from Kevin and Bridget's to Jean and David's farm. Then we walked Kevin and Bridget's from our farm to their farm. A couple of cars passed on the way and looked at us in shock. We would do so many at a time and when they were settled in the barn, go get some until we got them all in their barns. So everyone was on the move.
Jean and David gave us our garden land back, which we returned their money to. They also decided to keep the rest of the land they were going to build the house on as they have three boys and two of them will be marrying age in a few years-as Jean previously said. They are going to let the Edward and Michael work it this year. They will be planting on it pretty soon.
So that is our latest news so far.
Be With the Lord,
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