Wednesday, September 22, 2010

when I grow up...

I've decided what I want to be when I grow up. A stay-at-home-crafter. It's all I've been able to think about since this summer. There are too many things I want to make or attempt to make, and there isn't any time to do it in! To make this idea more appealing to Tom, I threw in the idea of also growing all of our own veggies and  made the mistake of saying, "I'll even milk goats." In case you don't know Tom too well, he has a dream about living in the country somewhere on a goat farm. While he's not milking his goats, he'll be at our road-side-veggie-stand selling our homemade jellies, veggies, and crafts that our 12 kids made, under my supervision of course.

The goat farm might not be a reality. But maybe I'll end up milking a goat or two. Tom and I looked up how to milk a goat, and I think I might be able to do it. Here is what they say I'll need: (thanks wiki-how)

Things You'll Need

  • One or more female goats (we need one of those....)
  • Milking stand
  • Feeder
  • Grain (or plant leaves,grape if you have any)
  • Metal bucket
  • Collar/lead
  • Washing water in which the washing cloth has been boiled. Dilute with equal parts cold water before using.You could also use one of the several brand of sanitary wipes.
Maybe. Just maybe one day I can be a stay-at-home crafter-mom-veggie-gardener-goat-milker.

Funny student saying: 

Everyday when my students walk into class they have some sort of a journal or sentences to correct. Today the sentence was about how ice cream was patented by Italo Marchiony in 1903.

Well, the student came in and said, "Did that guy really patent ice cream?"

Me: "yes, I believe he did."

Student: "I love him!"(from the same boy who said he didn't know what he was like on the inside because he's never cut himself open). :)

1 comment:

  1. This made me laugh so hard! My husband and I have been tinkering with the idea of moving a few miles away to have land for gardening, tree climbing, and a bit of free-range roaming. We have a child at a Waldorf school (very organic) and have several friends who have their own chickens, goats, gardens, etc. But then I think of the work involved in gardening and goat-milking...I feel tired and go take a nap.


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