This week we got lots of fencing done, my garden is now fully fenced in, and I was able to get some plants in the ground—most of the seeds I had planned to grow this year needed over 100days to grow. Sadly, we do not have that available, and I got some 50+ day seeds in. So even if we did not get everything in, hopefully, we will still get something to harvest this year. I love being able to barter and trade with things we have and get something from others that we need, and this week I was able to trade some of my soap bars for four roosters. I put it out on Facebook in a farm group that I was looking for a few roosters, and a friend messaged me and said I would trade you roosters for soaps. I love being able to trade my goods with others.
On our property is a small 2-room building. It used to be near a trailer house west of our home. We assume it has not been used in a very long time as it is full of ripped-up furniture due to wildlife getting in there and staying for the winter. We did not do anything with it until now, it is getting all cleaned out, and we did get the old rotten siding off of it. This will make it a bit lighter to move. We need to get it pulled over next to our barn. It will be my milking shed for the now until someday we can build our dream building that will house our soaping house, commercial kitchen, and milking building that we are still a long way away from. But we can dream about it, so for now, we will get this building moved over and be able to milk in the milking shed. It will be so nice to let our milking stuff have a home. As we have to move our sizeable milking machine around so much, it lives in our entryway, and it takes up a ton of space, which is something we don’t have much to spare in the house.
Update on our bull, we have had some interested in him, but they are like us and only have one or two cows. But Michael double-fenced him in, and we are so thankful that he has stayed put. So, he is still here and eating away on grass and hay. Hopefully, his running days are behind him. I was at the lake house event on the 4th of July, and it was a great show. I was happy to meet more of you who read our weekly article. Thank you all so much for always stopping and talking with me. It is a highlight of my day when I meet more people in the area. I have been in ND for over 12 years with a small leave to MN, but I still don’t know many people in this area. So I am always happy to meet new people. See you Next Week! Our contact info is www.bootsandhoovesacres.com Julia Pugh 701-228-4425. Find us on FB, IG & Tiktok & our YouTube channel.