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A Jesusfreaks tales of farm life with three kids

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Jesusfreak101, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. May 13, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    I don't think I'd have a buckling of that age running with doelings….
     
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  2. May 13, 2019
    Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Loving the herd life

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    Mine are Nubians and do not come into season until august
     
  3. May 16, 2019
    Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Loving the herd life

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    There are moments I think my dog is awesome but seem to be alot more lately where I just want to get rid of her ..... She killed on of my rabbits this morning just for fun ..:somad
    The kids (human) have been chasing and catching the teen age chicks and of course that makes Stella(dog) want to join in so I am having to correct that behavior again ....:duc she has been learning to work the goats lately she just goes for my buck when herding and just won leave him alone .. which let's the others do what ever. She also doesn't seem to have a high drive to work she enjoys it for short time then just walks away :hu:smack. Ok complaining done just need to suck it up and firgure out if I am goin to ave her continue "working" or not.
     
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  4. Jun 3, 2019
    Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Loving the herd life

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    Been trying to sale some of the bunnies off. Not enough room for them they kept escaping my husband run ideal so they are back I cages and even through they have lots of water I have had a few still die not sure why could be the dog stressing them who knows. I kinda keep thinking. Might be done with bunnies for now. Until we have a better set up. So far I sold four we shall see if anymore sale. I want most gone before summer really sets in. I am also hoping to sale two of my doelings as I have no real reason to keep them. Plus that's alot of goats to feed when I refuse to milk that many. I been over flowing with milk constantly. I can't fit any more into my freezer so yeah next year I plan to start making soap and cheese but that not isn here yet. I am also looking at pigs for next year and might get some turkeys again.
     
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  5. Jun 5, 2019
    Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Loving the herd life

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    Hey y'all I been coming on here and just reading for the most part. Just trying to stay some what sane lol. My youngest has take up not going to bed till midnight for some crazy reason trying to get him back on the schedule seems difficult at this point. He mess up my schedule by it I can not handle going to bed after midnight and getting up at 4:30 and still being patient with them. So I been sleeping in which as me cranky because I can't get some of my chores done as effectively as when I dont have a toddler screaming because he wants my attention and the older two needing to be watch because they thinking I am not watching they can catch my birds(chickens duck ect) and carry them around which makes the dog want to as well. Oh and the baby rabbits we have left 8 three of which apparently are small enough to fit through the rabbit cage and get out..... That driving me nuts I can't wait for my husband to finish the new rabbit hutches. He also driving me crazy he keeps talking about adding more animals (we haven't even finished the fence yet....I am giving him til October) I currently have had to keep the girls pen up because they decided grandmas throwing weeds mean they need to escape to eat them .. then they find her plants so yeah... Until we get the electric fence up an running and the rest of the fencing ran it's going to drive me nuts and Grandpa keeps turning off the current fence so far the bucks haven't figure that out but probably won't be long. I am so ready to have the new pasture ready. I am also ready to have this pregnancy over lol. I am already short of breath alot and I am not even out of the first trimester. I also keeping getting told I shouldn't be lifting bales or feed bags (not by Dr but by others) only problem is my husband works nightshift and doesn't have the time really to help much less is awake when I need it done so yeah. Still not sure what exactly to do in every area here but one step at a time. I also feel like I need to finish clearing that one fence line so we can fence it but there are massive mesquite tree that need to go s that will be for my husband to do as no one including me wants to see m with a chain saw.... Still firgurin out what to make the kids for Christmas and what to do for homeschool next year. Lots of things to work on and work out. Our shower in the master bath is still broken.. the flooring needs t be taken out. The outside other house trim needs to be replaced, the cars need work, the house needs to be deep cleaned and re-organized which means I need to buy new things to use for it. I also need to clean they yard and weed the garden. Then I need to also get ready for vbs.. there also the fact my parents still look like they are going to need fiancal help and possibly more .. no wonder I feel drained lol typing all of that made m realize whats all been going on. There are several more things but I need to get some chores done so I l had to get off here. Still hoping to sale some bunnies and some goats we shall see what happens.
     
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  6. Jun 5, 2019
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    Whew, just reading that has me tired on your behalf!:th
    I don’t know how you do all that while keeping track of your kids and dealing with pregnancy exhaustion!
    Any chance you can get some help during the summer? Perhaps a student who wouldn’t mind putting in a few hours of heavy lifting for you?
    Just a thought :)
     
  7. Jun 5, 2019
    Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Loving the herd life

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    Would love to but one can't afford it two we live in the middle of no where all the town's close to us are 30-45 minutes or more out. Thankfully its not often I have to do it just twice a month maybe three times and that it. Today the kids went to the dentist both boys teeth were great Lucy has had cavitie that need work hoping to get that taken care o finally. She has a Dr appointment tomorrow to make sure she healthy enough for the medicine they use to keep her calm. (low blood sugar) . There some extented family drama that make us end up with another baby lol I thought four was going to be rough but five . Anyways that and my dad's medication for his cancer treatment is in short supply nationally so he appointment has been pushed back. God know what he doing there are moments I wish I knew how things where going to turn out.
     
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  8. Jun 25, 2019
    Jesusfreak101

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    Been awhile since I posted but here what's new. Lol not much. I been enjoying the animals a lot lately they are my quite time and make me feel useful. We start back with homeschooling yesterday we taking our time to complete these books before i buy next year's curriculum. I been cleaning alot. Then vbs happened and I fell behind so playing catch-up. This pregnancy has been slightly rough on me I am tired alot, my stomach hurts for no reason outside of growth, which apparently I have to show early lol most of my shorts and jeans no longer fit. The mood swings are driving me crazy my poor family I g from being happy to livid my brain is worn out from tryin to control them. The kids and I have cold like symptoms but no fever so it's probably allergies. Hopefully that goes away soon. My husband has almost finished on side of the two acres we fencing. He doesn want me clearing the fence no that I am pregnant Same with lifting hay and feed bags lol I still do that lol once I get caught all up I might start working the fence line again no sure through it take awhile be fore. Get all caught up. The house work and garden and animal houses will take some time but hey I LL be there. I am hoping we don't have to cut all the tree down on the fence line but we will see. I am also hoping to buy the seven acres next to the field fingers crossed.
     
  9. Jul 12, 2019
    Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Loving the herd life

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    hey ya'll been catching up on chores and a few other things. we had some things break that needed fixing but that's life. lots to do. I am hoping after getting some deep cleaning done I am going to try to organize everything we shall see how that goes. I also need to start making the kids Christmas presents and finish some sewing and other projects lol. I am having a giant learning curve on lots of things that my mother didn't know how to do so she couldn't pass it on. like sewing lol I getting better,crotch, canning haven't started apparently I need a lot more things then I have lol. I am also going to start cheese making and soap making soon lol its been fun but I say this is have respect for anyone who already knows how. I am also baking which I am actually good at it have that down lol. eventually I get there with everything else my daughter wants me to make her cloths so I might try to make a skirt and some shirts or a dress we shall see. lots of things to do and read about how to do lol. planning on what to plant and what animals I am going to add. the planting will hopefully happen by August and. the animals will be next year. my biggest challenge lately between keeping up with homeschooling is mostly how this pregnancy is effecting me. it makes it challenging to do a lot of the farm chores when I can only be outside for so long.
     
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  10. Jul 13, 2019
    Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Loving the herd life

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    the quilt I made for my son Joshua I diffently need more practice this was my first lol
     

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