Mar. 28th, 2010 @ 06:31 pm
as usual. This weekend, we got the milk room arranged in it's final form, we picked up a cabinet for the wall (to hold medicines/tests/supplies), we finished all 3 stands (the feeders are now ON the stand, instead of on the base, where they could be moved around), we cut one of the stools down so I have someplace to sit, we got most of the gravel spread, AND we ran half the new fence line (it's kid-proof. Necessary, now. :lol:)
I also got my kitchen Passover ready. Threw out a LOT of box mixes with leavening in, cleaned to a fare-thee-well, and emptied out the freezer. I am keeping the Baking soda, though - the goats eat it. Need to move it to the barn, but the rest? Gone.
We spent almost 2 hours in the grocery store last night - did you know that almost EVERYTHING has some form of leavening in it??? Flour tortillas, for goodness sake! (But not corn ones. Which is odd, but hey - whatever). We were looking for some frozen dinners for Sweet Geek's lunch - thought we'd found a gold mine. Brookshires had some 8 for $9. Cool......he grabbed pot roast with mashed 'tators. There was *yeast extract* in it! Ditto the steak and rice combo...:sigh:
Goat update: Calvin spent all day yesterday and today out in the barn. He HATES it, because *he's* not a goat! He'd stand in the barn and scream. When we yelled at him, he'd come outside and scream. :stupid goat: He did make friends with Saffron - who then decided to butt him. LaDue would let him play for a bit, then - gently - butt him away from her daughters. Guess he's not well-bred enough for them...:lol:
We're getting a consistent pound of milk from each doe, at each milking. Not as good as Nubians are *supposed* to be, but sufficient for our needs. Next week, we'll start milking LaDue 1x (at night) - I'm not expecting a whole lot from her - she IS feeding twins, after all! - but I want to get her used to it, and to encourage more milk production. Once Saffron and Kaylee are weaned, she'll be on the stand 2x a day like Annie and Mocha.
I'm tired.....think I'll go take a long, relaxing bath while Sweet Geek makes pizza (gotta use up the last of the dough mix! I'll de-crumb after)
|Date:||March 29th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)|| |
I only went crazy getting rid of the yeast stuff. Since yeast is alive and can multiply on its own. I just wasn't sure about baking soda and baking powder. See corn tortillas are a funny thing - they don't have leavening, but corn for some reason is on th no-no list, and corn tortillas are not "kosher for passover" according to who ever it is that makes up the extra rules... (not for me...I just read what the bible says and do that to the best of my understanding)In fact one of our Passover meals this week will be cheese enchiladas.
I don't know where all those little rules came from, but people who worry about the law have become wonderful fence builders. just so you don't get too close to actually commiting a sin.
This year should be fun because I have more on line friends who are celebrating this week. I would love to hear how your family does passover.
we are so new to biblical holidays that we hardly have traditions yet.
Yeah - Torah doesn't say "Thou shalt not eat corn for Matza, as it is yellow and naturally leavened".....
Last year I didn't bother with baking soda or powder...this year, I noticed that the box mixes call baking powder "leavening", so...out it went. (Only....I didn't check the newest box mixes, so I'll bundle them up tonight and leave them in the car. Technically out of the house.....I can't afford to dump them and replace them. :sigh:)
We don't really have any traditions yet. I started out planning on doing a traditional seder...until I read the thing and realized they had added a lot of stuff. The bitter herbs are Torah, but the egg? The....whatever it is with the apples, to represent mortar? Yeah....not so much.
Tonight we'll do lamb kebabs (with mushrooms and parsley - both bitter :grin:), some sort of veggie side, and we'll read Exodus. I'll tie in with the Gospel story of the Crucifixon, and probably bring in your musings as well.
I hadn't thought of cheese enchiladas! :frantically writes it on the menu list: I'll be doing chili at some point - it'll be the last great gasp for the year, since it's supposed to be in the *80*s the rest of the week. :rolls eyes: I've got chicken for...something, too. :lol: (Yes, I am a seat-of-the-pants cook. I never know what's for dinner until, well, Dinner! :lol:)
Having a yeast allergy I know all too well how it's in everything! I can have other leavening but with a gluten allergy I don't buy much premixed stuff anyway.
I've been having fun showing my husband and baby your kid pictures! You should hear Mlle. C squeal when she sees them!
I need to post current ones - the twins were having fun playing this weekend, and Calvin was confused. Too cute!