Odds and ends

This week we changed our way of buying feed.  A ton (literally) fits in 7 drums.
This will last a month, and saves us $100 over buying it in bags.
The 3 jerseys we feed, eat $258 a month!  We've not calculated for the other animals.
We hired a new clean up crew.  A certain group of chickens have discovered the milking barn.
We ordered some winter boots!  The past 2 years the kids have gone through countless cheap boots.

  We decided to get good ones this year for the two kids that help with the animals.
I bought bogs for myself our first year here, and after the initial sticker shock, I have loved them!
These boots have been worn every day for 2 winters, through mud, ice and snow. The clogs through 1 year, and there's lots of life left in them both.

I usually don't plug a product on my blog, but Bogs are really great!  I bought myself a nice leather pair to wear on errand days.  The past 2 winters I had been wearing my longest skirts, with knee socks, and mules, but my mules were wearing out.  SO I took advantage of the "last year's style" prices, and got these!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I love that their boots are insulated with neoprene (see comfort rating on the heel of -30 and 5 degrees), so they are warm without being big and bulky/furry.  And all the boots, even my leather ones, are waterproof.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Other than drooling over winter boots in 90+ degree weather, we did a Progeny Press unit study on The  Milly Molly Mandy Storybook.
The girls designed dresses, above, and the boy's are below.  The boys were good sports and didn't even complain about designing dresses.
I bought the books a couple of years ago, so some kids are above that level now, but we had fun with it=).

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