Well, there were good intentions to consistently blog about our experiences. However, as you can see, I have fallen a little short. We have been busy "doing" and there has not been much time for "sharing". I apologize.
Since my last entry we successfully have been milking our dairy cow. She is a great producer. The baby goats have grown and we have managed to raise off some ducklings and goslings. Most importantly, we are managing to keep the livestock out of our garden! :)
The Great Pyrenese, Sonya, is due to have puppies soon and we have a new horse for Caraline. I am sad to say that Channa's horse, Katy, passed away. She became suddenly ill with some sort of liver disease and was gone within a week. Thankfully, she still has her Gypsy Cob, Siobhan, to work with. There is a tribute to Katy on my Facebook page. As a matter of fact, when you click the Facebook link above you will be taken directly to that page where you can see other items you might be interested in regarding research I am doing on the 19th Century.
One of those items would be pictures of Channa as a Debutante at the National Sons of Confederate Veterans Reunion in Vicksburg, Mississippi, last weekend. Together we sewed her India Silk Taffeta dress as well as updated Caraline's dress, made a new suit for Craig, and a ball bodice for myself. Phew! This was in addition to the dress made for Channa for the Texas Division Reunion in June. We have also been busy with memorial dedications, including the Confederate Memorial Plaza Dedication in Palestine, Texas, and a few living history events. Oh, and let's not forget that the girls turned in the 4-H Record Books and interviewed for county awards.
So, I guess it might be easy to see why I have been a little behind in my journaling. I will do my best to get back in a more expedient manner! Have a great weekend!