Friday, September 09, 2005

The Week in Review

I apologize for not posting much this week. We have been real busy. I'm trying to clean out the hen house on the hill before winter and we are making peach jam this week. Blew out a tire on the skid steer and on the International with the loader. The tire guy didn't show up with new ones for the tractor like he was supposed to today. Now I've got to wait untill Monday. We had a statewide meeting for the NY Constitution Party on Monday. I've been making trips out to Daves house this week as well. Matt and I are helping out with the roof and a few other projects. Its an hour drive one way. Saterday morning I'm going to try to get most of my work done before breakfast and go help them get the roof on. I need to start killing chickens next week and I'm behind on wood, so expect sporatic postings while I catch up. I just remembered that the garlic should be coming soon and I've got to get a spot ready to plant that too.

Coyotes have been very vocal this week. When I get up for morning milking they are howling away. The boys and I went down and scouted some new trapping territory this evening. Took some time to shoot the .22 a little before we came back. Been a while since I shot just for the sake of shooting. Little John is a real woodsman, he loves it. We need to get back to work getting traps ready. Most have new tags this year. Most repairs have been made. Looks like all the muskrats up and left the country. Hope the coons are pretty thick this year. Coon sets take very little time to make and they don't care about human sent. We have to hit 'em hard and early before the freeze. Few things in life more enjoyable then fur trapping. Hard work, but what isn't around here.

Those hens we got the boys to raise started laying yesterday. Had a double yolker already! The kids are happy. Speaking of eggs, I liked this Post from TN farmgirl. I have no idea how anyone who wants enjoy Goodness, Beauty, and Truth could ever swallow the stuff inside a store bought egg.

Chad has a dood post on building The Basic Battery. Good sound advise.

Good farming values good neighbors

Random Thoughts On Socialism

Maintaining a Laying Flock the Sustainable Way

God’s people have been promised that they shall be the head and not the tail, above and not beneath (Dt. 28:13). You cannot be ‘the head’ or ‘above’ without ‘the tail’ or what is ‘below’ being unequal.

Brewing Blog!!!

The High Cost of Cheap Food

"But while I sat and drank beer with Philip and Amsdorf, God dealt the papacy a mighty blow."

- Martin Luther


At 9/10/2005 6:06 PM, Blogger Northern Farmer said...

Thanks for the Brewing Blog link Scott! You know I'm always kinda thirsty for that stuff. And in my own state yet, oh boy!

You ever wonder where them muskrats go?

Good luck trapping!

At 9/12/2005 6:34 AM, Blogger reformed farmer said...


Glag you liked the Brew Blog. Yes, I've wondered about the 'rats. I have no idea. Somewhere wetter than here I guess.

At 9/12/2005 12:41 PM, Anonymous Mark said...

Hey, thanks for the link! I didn't think anybody actually read it...

I have been enjoying reading your site (and the other hometeading/agrarian sites). Keep up the good work!

At 1/26/2006 10:01 AM, Blogger Jim Bob Howard said...

Dear Scott,

I couldn't find your email address, so I buried this comment back a few months so that it doesn't interupt the regular flow of comments. Feel free to delete it after you've read it. ;)

Under "Best on Web":

You have a broken link to the Highlands Study Center. Gospelcom, who hosts the HSC website has changed their host addressing scheme, so any links you have to:

need to be changed to

Thanks for updating your links and for linking to us.

Jim Bob

PS: Have you heard about our annual conference in May, "Generations: Giving Honor to Whom Honor is Due?" The speakers will be both R. C. Sprouls (Jr. & Sr.), along with Doug and Howard Phillips. Folks who place a banner for the conference on their website, get to attend for free. See for details.


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