Its been a looong time since I have posted, and I am feeling a bit like a bear who is waking after a long sleep!
So, how are we doing? Good. We are doing pretty darn good!
August was a hard month. We lost two of our dogs, Sammy and Copper...within weeks of each other and no clue as to why. It sent me into a bit of a tailspin for a while. I kind of held my breath wondering if anything else was going to happen, it was tough. Then life had a way of taking over again. We had a little "home" vacation time, we had school to get started, co-op was beginning and Gwenny joined a cake decorating class.
The grocery bill is up from $250 to $300 a month for our family...a sign of the increasing costs. Try as I might, I cannot seem to get it back down to $250/mo and so I have resigned to 300 being our new number.
Last month we had the pleasure of receiving the gift of bread for the animals...lots and lots (and lots) of bread! We are still laughing over this because instead of bringing the VAN to pick up the bread we brought the car! We thought it was to be 3 pallets of bread...it was 3 STACKS! Do you know that our goats and chickens were in heaven?! They LOVE bread. Funny thing is that the pigs were not as thrilled!! What a blessing though indeed, we were able to use the bread to feed the animals for over two weeks, saving us approx $30 in feed costs! Thank you to the Joyner family for thinking of us!!