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Here is the back story:

Rob’s father owns a cabin about 12 miles from our home. He has owned it some 40 years I guess. He built it from the ground up.

Fast forward to recent past:

They are ripping the cabin down. The cabin where my husband spent a great deal of his childhood. The cabin my FIL built. Tearing it down. They are putting in it’s place a new fangled fancy cabin that they have to dig into the hillside to put up.

Kindly, though, his father is letting ROB do the tear down. The tear down includes a 12’x10′ shed that we are going to use for a new chicken coop. The old coop is going to be a tool shed. The rest of the cabin is going to be reconstructed as a barn and the screen porch is going to go onto the South side of our home-we’ll cut in a door from the family room to access it.

Rob brought the 12’x10′ home today and began reassembling it in it’s place in the yard.

Old coop and new coop side by side prior to reassembly

Space leveled

Platform is set and leveled

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Three

Three and a half

Four!

So that’s the deal for now. I have other stuff to write about, but not just yet. I’ll post photos as things progress. I’ll even try to post photos of the cabin deconstruction. It’s been a time since I posted anything, but I have been busy. The slow down months are here, which means LOTS of knitting, LOTS of soups and breads, LOTS of tea, and a little bit of blogging.

I have missed it.

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a couple of photos for showing progression. These photos are also on my flickr and have notes if you’d like to read them 🙂

Blank canvass: the appointed homeschool wall in the diningroom

The Project Plan

Some of the colors

Today’s progress: I ran out of paint. I have to get more tomorrow and finish up the chalkboard portions. I am enjoying this project and the envisioning of the end product. This is going to be fantastic. Just wait until you see my perpetual calendar after the tape comes off tomorrow! I’m excited!!

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watch this first

So I pumped. This is a remarkable feat for me. I managed to pump almost 12 entire ounces of milk from my breasts! YAY ME!

The boy refuses to drink my milk from a bottle.

So as not to let the milk spoil, I put it into not only Zoe’s hot chocolate this morning, but Grace’s and mine as well.

It made a lovely creamy hot chocolate.

“juice, squeezed from a person…”

not exactly, Rachel. But it is tasty like juice. Mine tastes like white chocolate in my opinion. Zoe says that “wahgahwah” tastes like soy milk and orange juice. Rob agrees with the Friends that it tastes like canteloupe juice. Grace says it kind of tastes yummy but she has no opinion about what it tastes like.

So should I pump more, I know my family is going to drink it even if the boy turns his nose up at it out of the bottle. He likes his milk from the source.

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Tonight we had the fortune of having raw jersey milk at dinner. I finally found a VERY local supplier of raw cow milk. YAY! I am thrilled because that means I can make butter!! And have buttermilk for breads and pancakes! and fresh cream for coffee! and fresh cream for whipping!! oh so much yayness!

Rob is so excited that he mentioned getting offloaded of goats and getting a sheep set and a Jersy heiffer.

Raw milk is bliss!

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This past Saturday, two more doelings came

Sadly only one made it and she is named Juniper

Juniper appears to be Brandon’s offspring, making her half Alpine and Half Boer. So she’ll be a great milk goat and a great meat goat at the same time! Yay!!

That’s all I have got this evening.

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Random

It’s suppose to snow today. Snow big. I am attempting to keep optimistic. It’s more water for the garden.

Our trip to Duluth yesterday was long and taxing. It generally is but was made worse by the fact that lots of fun was had the night before. I drank too much, got quite emotional, bonded to important people to me and woke up with a neck ache because I slept funny on my pillow. I got sick at one point in the night so I didn’t feel too terrible from drinking.

I feel tired today.

I also feel fresh today.

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Sometime in the wee hours this morning, or late last night, our farm had an arrival

Pretty little Alpine girl kid. Yippee! Milk in June and the Circle turns again!

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