Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mary's Summer 2009 Part 3

I've been on the farm for a week now. Some evenings I follow Megan while she does her chores, one of which is milking the goat. From the goat's milk she makes cheese and yogurt - they are truly delicious. After milking...
she returns the goat to the big pen. Behind the milking room is the hen house, where she goes to collect the egg, or sometimes, eggs.
It is not hard to collect the egg(s) because in the evening the chickens are ready to roost.

When Megan goes to the pen where the big goats and the older roosters live she feeds them and tries to protect the one duck with her fancy footwork. What's new on the farm for me are...
the turkeys and the kids. There are also several kittens but they are so cute they deserve their own posting! I need to collect more photos to try to do their cuteness justice.
I am on the farm until Monday, August 3, when I travel by train to Seattle. Arlene will pick me up, take care of me for a day, then drive me to the airport early in the morning on the 4th. I will be back in El Salvador by the evening of the 4th. School will start on the 10th for the teachers, three days later than originally scheduled because of continuing problems with the H1N1 flu. So my next posting will be from El Salvador unless I can squeeze in a kitten posting. Otherwise you will hear from Megan next!

3 comments:

April said...

Megan and Mary - I'm glad you're back - I missed you! and it is nice to "hear your voice" too, Mary. Love to y'all - April

granny said...

I love to see the animals, and Megan milking! Thank you for continuing, and thank you for helping me out at the library!!

Padre Mickey said...

Hi Megan and Mary!
The Lovely Mona, Padre, y SeƱorita Chompita Wiggletail are off to L.A. tomorrow to spend our last week in the U.S.A. with Butchy the Faddah-Priest!

Good to see the blog back up.