This Week on The Farm!

Updated: Dec 30, 2021

This Week on the Farm This week on the farm, I have been busy making more soaps and lotions and just restocking our out-of-stock items. Plus, we had our first weekend at the Minot Flea Market. I was informed it was slower than usual due to the weather, but we still did well and are looking forward to next year's shows. They have eight shows a year that will be awesome for us. We will also do the Thursdays on main in Bottineau, which we are looking forward to.

This means over the next few months. We need to work on stocking up things to have lots of stuff made up for the shows. My shows start in February this year, and my soaps have to sit for 4-6 weeks. So I have until January 1st to get all my valentine’s day soaps done for February 1st release. Then I can work on bath bombs, bubble scoops, and lotions in January. There is never a dull moment here, that is for sure.

I have had people ask, do you make your kids help with chores? The answer is yes; we make them enable to a point. Our kids range from 3 to 11 years old; we also have health issues. We base what chores they can help with on their age and abilities. Now that it is winter, we are back to carrying 5-gallon bucket water to the barn. Our three-year-old likes to run the sink, so he sits upon the sink and shuts off the water when the bucket is full enough. Michael carries the buckets to the barn, we use wagons, and the kids help pull the wagons.

Someday we will fix a well near our barn, but we make it work for now. Our 11year old and our almost 10-year old go and feed the birds when they get home from school. Well, the 5 & 8-year-old look for eggs, but our birds are not laying right now, so hopefully, we are upping their food to get them laying again. Michael and I do morning chores and afternoon chores, and the kids help with evening chores during the summer; we do all the tasks together. I have been doing tons of research on the milking machine I need to get, and I found one for about $2000, and you can milk four goats at one time with it. That would be amazing. We would milk all 25goats in about an hour each time. I am now saving up and putting money from each sale into savings to get the milking machine in the spring. I am so looking forward to expanding our milking I included a photo of my lotion bars; I have been making them for a few months now. They have been a great seller. They are fantastic for putting in your bag and taking with you. I made over 30 of them this week, getting ready for my last two shows of the year. I hope to see you on the 18th in Westhope!

See you Next Week! Our contact info is Julia Pugh 701-228-4425. Find us on FB, IG & Tiktok & our YouTube channel.

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