15 September: 23 acres is completely fenced in
16 September: The first egg is laid - a lovely light bluey-green color!
|5 eggs by day four...another hen started laying|
|Our first dozen!|
18 September: The rains came, with consistently wet weather for about 2 weeks, so no watering had to be done for our newly sown seeds alhamdul'Illah. In addition, although we don't have rain catchment set up yet, just watching where the rain water was running off the trailers and placing containers underneath, we harvested a few hundred gallons of water - subhaan Allah!
|At least 40 gallons of water in this tub alone...|
|after just one hour of rain|
21 September: Visited Joy and Robert in Questa to see the dairy cows and meet Tess, the cow we plan to purchase, Came home with gifts of a barrel stove, a utility sink, beautiful thermal pane windows and door, and plenty of raw milk, yogurt, cream, and butter!
22 September: Shipping container was delivered for use as a barn in the corral
Bought small camouflage painted travel trailer ($400)
|Too cute, maashaa Allah!|
24 September: Eid Al Adha - prayed at Masjid Ar-Rahma in Santa Fe.
25 September: Jumuah at Masjid Ar-Rahma, where the Imam and several brothers followed up from the day before with enthusiastic interest in our future business (bi idhn Illah, taala) of hand slaughtered, certified naturally raised dhabiha meat and sheep for slaughtering, alhamdul'Illah!.
Returned home to find this:
|Homemade Eid gift from our daughters, this shelf came with a one minute warranty!|
|TinTin and TisTis|
|Whitie, Blackie, and Dotty|
27 September: Walked the goats, who really love crispy dried sunflowers.
30 September: Bought two more Alpine/Boer does ($240 for the pair),