Thursday, September 21, 2006


9/21/06 - 5th Day - After Breakfast. Once again I have fallen behind in this journal. The weather remains seasonal, but we did have a couple of very cool mornings this week. We had about 1/4 of rain over the weekend, and got a few sprinkles this morning. Today is the first day of fall, and after this long, hot summer I am looking forward to fall and winter. Things are still pretty green and we have had some mosquitos for the first time this year.

We have been getting good quantities of milk, and I have been very pleased at the way the milk cows are behaving this week. We have been getting enough milk for ourselves and for cooking, and still some left over for the pig, which is good. I would love to go get the other pig, but I will have to wait until I get some money for it. Danielle is still picking up some milk and butter from her "milk ladies" friends, which will give us some more milk for fattening up the pig.

The fellas and I have been working on the root cellar and the fall garden. We got the second wall up in the root cellar, and the third should go up pretty quickly. Then we can begin to work on supporting the roof, etc. This has been a long process, and it is still a long way from being finished, but it has been very educational and rewarding. Right now the fellas are preparing some of the garden rows for me to go and plant lettuce and spinach, etc. Then we have to head to Coleman to get some lag bolts for the third wall in the root cellar. Today is Danielle's laundry day, so she will be gone most of the day.

David is putting together the plans for his new barn, which we should be raising during Ranchfest in October. September is almost gone... wow.

I also want to try to finish Galatians either today or tomorrow. God Willing.

Your servant in Christ Jesus,

Michael Bunker

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