10/25/07 - 5th Day - After Breakfast. Greetings everyone. It's a bit nippy this morning - down in the mid 40's. Milking went well, and, after breakfast, I am off with Liviu and Kelly to work off the property for the day. On Tuesday I came down with a stomach bug that had been going around and I didn't get out of bed much, and yesterday I was still recuperating and I worked on a sermon all day. We are in the midst of a three part series on the Mark of God out of 1 Thessalonians, Chapter 1, and I have finished parts 1 and 2. I hope to post the whole series in print when I have it all finished.
Things are going smoothly, albeit slowly here. The generator is still working for now, and my laptop started working again, which is nice. The weather has yet to get really cold, and it doesn't look like we will see a freeze in the next few weeks (DV). Elder David got my pasture disced, so we hope to be planting oats here pretty quick. The Gurau's picked up some goats the other day, one that they hope to milk in the future. Liviu has been working on a shed on his property for goats and for catchwater purposes. I haven't gotten much land work because of lack of money, but I hope to get back to work on the roof cover for my office pretty soon.
I made Longhorn butter the other day, and will be making some more today. It is much more difficult making butter from Longhorn milk than from the milk of commercial cows. Longhorn milk has fat, but much less than a commercial cow, and it takes longer for the fat in the milk to separate. I found out today that if I wait until the third day after milking to skim the milk - I get much more than if I skim it every day for three days. Don't know why.
The piglets are doing well, and so are all of our cattle. We hope to get a bull out here really soon.
Ok, I have to get ready to go to work. I hope all is well with you all.
Your servant in Christ Jesus,