I suppose I could have called this post “Someone Else’s Kids,” but that might have been misleading, since I’m thinking goats. Our off homestead schedule prevents us from keeping animals other than the cats for now. In the meantime, we get our eggs, chickens, and milk from local, sustainable sources we know well, and I live vicariously through other bloggers who do keep animals. Today I want to introduce you to Polly and Polly’s Path. Polly, her husband, and her daughter live further south and east of here, several states away, but she can make her readers feel the rhythm of her farm as if they were there. Recently, for example, she took us through milking her goat China for the first time. Of course, before that, we got to be there for the birth of Tardy, whose late arrival is also available for you to enjoy. (Seriously, I was on pins and needles waiting for that kid!) And between the birth and the good milking, Polly chronicled in several hilarious posts how she succeeded in milking China (finally). Her goat photographs always make me smile.
We’ve also witnessed the arrivals of chickens, turkeys, bread from neighbors, and the area’s first strawberries along Polly’s Path. We’ve seen bread baking, egg dying, and cheese making–oh, those red-wax covered cheese wheels are to die for! You name it; it’s happening on Polly’s Path.
You may also want to visit Polly’s site this week for another thing. After Polly won great nesting boxes, she decided to pay it forward with her own giveaway. Register here for some beautiful pottery bowls! (Yes, I know I’m decreasing my chances of winning by telling you about it, but it’s worth it to make sure you visit Polly.) Be sure to go there by April 14!
Polly’s is not the last blog I’ll be highlighting here. In the near future, expect a posting on bloggers with greenhouses. I promise it’ll be an adventure!
What are your favorite blogs that touch on homesteading, cooking, raising farm animals, gardening, and sustainable living? Do share!
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