Monday, February 28, 2011

Barn Cleaning Update

Sigh ... what a job. I set the standard way too high -- again. I exhaust myself sometimes. Not to mention what that standard does to my helpers. But Don is an incredible sport. Guess he's used to me and my modalities.

Anyway, MOST of the items have been returned to the barn. But I'm still damp wiping dirt off containers, boxes, and jars. Only then will they be returned to their place in the cabinets. I'm soooooo tired of the dirt.

We've just got to get rid of the sand in the animal side of the barn. Not sure how or when that'll happen. I'm still looking for alternative flooring.

Stay tuned ... .

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gran' Nanny's web site is migrating to this blog

Following a thorough analysis of my business strengths, I've decided to migrate my goat milk bath soaps and beauty lotions web site to this blog. There's only one of me and I need to consolidate as many activities as possible, especially with birthing season approaching.

For your convenience, both sites will be available throughout the migration. That way you can follow these updates and continue ordering my products without any interruption.

The site links to this blog while the site opens the web.

Ahhhhhhh, we're on yet another journey. Stay tuned ... .

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day TWO of Barn Cleaning: Too tired and too wet to take pictures

Don and I put our phones in his car so they wouldn't get wet. He put a CD in the car player and we worked almost all day.

He finished washing the barn while I started cleaning stuff we'd removed. The task at hand is to clean everything BEFORE it goes back into the barn. Yes, that means wiping the dirt off every item and every container.

We've just GOT to get rid of this sandy floor. Putting sand in the animal side seemed like a good idea at the time but it's turned into a really big chore. Sure it doesn't 'harbor bacteria' but it's EVERYWHERE.

Will we ever get these lessons learned? Probably not. I guess the real challenge is keeping on keeping on and doing what we love.

More later ... .

Saturday, February 19, 2011

We're taking a 'barn cleaning' break

It's been long over due but we're cleaning the big barn. It's entirely too dirty to house newborns, and out of the question dirty for milking; we need 'sanitary' in the milking area. So, for the first time ever, I'm taking time out from making our goat milk soaps so I can get ready for the upcoming delivery and milking seasons. In the past I've continued making soaps while maintaining the barns but have found it a bit overwhelming to do it all.

It looks like we might of been wrong about
his liking the barn as much as we do.
But we have muscle to help this season. Our son Don is staying with for a while so naturally his Dad and I are thinking of ways to keep him entertained. And, since we love hanging out in the barn, we thought he'd like that, too.

Yesterday, Don and I emptied the human side of the barn. With everything OUT of the barn we began power washing the walls and the most of the equipment. Today we'll be finishing this task, have everything power cleaned and back in place.

Here are a few pictures of our stuff::

View from the barn front door,
overlooking the manure/compost pile.

Continued view from barn
front door of more 'stuff'.

Yup, even more stuff OUT
of the barn. Gotta throw 'stuff' away.

 Inside view looking toward
the back of the human area.

Looking toward the milking area.

In milking area looking out the front door.

Inside view looking out the front doors.

Looking toward the north side.

Now all we gotta do is get this CLEAN stuff back in the barn where it goes.

Stay tuned ... .

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

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