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22 September 2009 @ 01:52 pm
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That's how many jars of preserves we ended up with when all was said and done. Plus the 12 jars of apricots. Then there's all the different liqueurs Nin's made. Got my brother a book on root cellaring, so maybe next year we can do some long term storage of veggies and such. He's also going to put in apple trees in the spring. More fruit! I still think we need a goat [g]
 
 
 
bewizebewize on September 22nd, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
Yes! A goat!

And man, I wish you lived closer so I could snag some preserves. *drools*
Ithithildyn on September 22nd, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
A little pygmy goat! Well, two, they have to have company being herd animals.

Yeah, it would be a bit of a commute :)
Kristen: My food is problematicjuniperphoenix on September 22nd, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
Wow! There's been so much canning going on on my flist this summer. :) It all sounds delicious!
Ithithildyn on September 22nd, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Most of it is pretty good!
bookaddict43bookaddict43 on September 22nd, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
Woot! That's awesome :) The liqueurs sound particularly interesting.

No goats! *is alarmed for you* Even though they look cute - Goats escape (a goat could have escaped from Alcatraz), they eat things you don't want them to eat, and boy goats smell and often have bad tempers :) Can you tell I've had bad experiences with them??
Ithithildyn on September 22nd, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
We were thinking of little pygmy goats, or maybe pygoras like a freind has. And we have such a lot of land with all sorts of sagebrush that turns into tumbleweeds, plus the deadfall fruit, that they'd be helpful -- plus I could start making cheese!
bookaddict43bookaddict43 on September 22nd, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Wow cheese making too? That would be awesome.
Ithithildyn on September 22nd, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
I've toyed with the idea :) Would probably have to build a separate outbuilding for such endeavours however - maybe combine it with wine making.
Otterly Evilotterevil on September 22nd, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
Alpacas! or llamas! Then you could take up spinning yarn too :)

(and send me free stuff!)
Ithithildyn on September 23rd, 2009 07:03 am (UTC)
A Pygora has yarnable fur too! Is a cross between a pygmy and angora goat.

Edited at 2009-09-23 07:03 am (UTC)
Black Wolfdet_munch on September 23rd, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
what kind of preserves? Goats are awesome, we have some at the shelter I volunteer at and some of them are really sweet! There was one named Bill who was in the barn where rabbit hutches are kept, in the stall next to the one that has the hay and bedding etc. in it, every time I went to get something he'd come over and put his front legs up and see what I was doing and let me scratch his face :)
Ithithildyn on September 23rd, 2009 07:04 am (UTC)
Apricot, peach, pear, raspberry, strawberry.

Goats is cute!
Black Wolfdet_munch on September 23rd, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
Mmmm strawberry preserves :) I've never heard of making pear preserves, interesting
Black Rook: strugglegrachonok on September 23rd, 2009 05:43 am (UTC)
Apple trees?! *shudders*
Last weekend, we (me and Dad) collected about 60 kg (~120 pounds) of apples - and that was just half of one tree! A very insidious tree I must say, it shot me in the back in the process!
Ithithildyn on September 23rd, 2009 07:04 am (UTC)
We have one apple tree but it hasn't produced in two years.
some_day_soling: Sailor suit toy boatsome_day_soling on September 23rd, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
I want a goat!