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Winter is when farmers get to do something other than farm. What better way to sow seeds than to get involved in helping shape our future through legislation?

Over the past several years, a hardy group of people have been working to call a Convention of the States, and demand an amendment to our US Constitution. I’ve joined this group and you’ll be hearing quite a bit through our blog, as all four of us are in agreement about the need for this convention.

Here’s the funny thing… politically, we’re miles apart. So, as you can see, it’s not about politics, it’s about our future!

Here’s what it’s all about.

We’re a grass-roots organization which, when fully operational, and ready, will have our State Legislators on board through joint resolutions. Our singular intention is to call for a Convention of the States to take action on limiting the reach and power of our Federal Government.

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An Awesome Book from an Unlikely Source

A few years back, we had some new neighbors come visiting. Nice family, who had scored a pretty good deal on an old homestead 4 or so miles from us. Around here, you’re a neighbor if you live within about 15 miles of us.

Turns out these neighbors have been pretty successful in their ventures, having transformed much of the old homestead into a small working farm.

This past spring, another new neighbor handed me a book to read. She said nothing about it except that she wanted me to have it, and to read it. She’s a bit of a prepper, so I figured by the title that it would be something about survival… and because it included “the death of the dollar”, I figured it would be a good idea to sit down and read it sooner, rather than later.

Crashed: The Death of the Dollar by William Cooper

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When Social Media Efforts aren’t Rewarded

We lost.  We lost  because it was obvious that the  contest organizers and judges were intent  on  rewarding young hip computer-savvy women for their businesses.

We put in a lot of hours. Participating in this contest enabled us to refine our message, and improve our social media skills.

We really appreciate all who supported us from throughout North America. I know there are many who put in extra hours and risked aggravating their friends and relatives, bugging them to vote daily for two weeks.

What’s next?

Well, besides catching up on all the farm work, we’re now attending the Year Round Farmers Market on a regular basis. Soon, we’ll have salad greens, as well as rhubarb and eggs.

Later this year, we’ll be running a Kickstarter project for funding the cajeta project. We plan to purchase the container for the commercial kitchen this winter,

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Milking for our “goatie mentor”

Oh such fun! We’re milking three goats for Jill at Cricket Song Farm. She and hubby are taking a quick 3 day holiday to see their oldest son in Phoenix before hubby returns to work up north. So, we’re doing part of the chores, and her farm caretakers are taking care of watering, and feeding.

Funny thing about goats, they know when someone else is milking, and they have full bags of tricks for the unsuspecting milker.

We don’t spend a lot of time with Jill’s goats, except to help her during kidding if she needs us. And, they don’t make it a habit of taking off during the summer. This trip is pretty special for them.

So, last night, we went to milk about 6pm figuring that would be about 12 hours after the morning milking. These goats are supposed to know their milking order,

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Our Mozzarella is a hit with the neighors

For a recent neighborhood party, I prepared a classic Panzanella. That’s a simple to make Italian salad which has a homemade balsamic vinaigrette; fresh tomatoes, diced (seeds and juice included); cubed mozzarella cheese; fresh chopped basil; a touch of diced red onion (optional); and at the last moment… really stale french bread cut into bite-sized cubes.

What no one knew was that I made the mozz. While Mom was making the macaroni salad and a couple batches of cookies, I made a batch of “Short-cut Mozzarella” with a gallon of our fresh goat milk.

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    Coco's little calf born July 30, 2014.
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