I know that Labor Day is celebrated because it honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of our great country. On our property, Labor Day weekend was a weekend of labor as well, but on things we wanted to accomplish, not the looming projects we’ve had since we moved in nine months ago.
I got all the carrots pulled, peeled, sliced, blanched and packaged for winter. It feels good seeing all the vegetables in the freezer now. The grocery store had a sale on blueberries so I bought a bunch to get them into the freezer too. I have green tomatoes and I am going to try my hand at making and canning some green tomato salsa. We’ll see how that goes! Now I need to find someone who has apple trees so I can put those up for winter later in the fall. Getting apples done up for the winter is my favorite of all the canning and freezing I do.
Now that the west pasture is completely enclosed, the horses can graze on that side and give the east side a break. This will be especially important when our mini donkeys come home next month! I got all three horses over there. Jaxx, the foal, is still getting used to his halter and was for some reason resistant to having it put on him yesterday. Once we finally got that taken care of, it was working with him to lead. It took a bit but he’s starting to understand. He doesn’t like me dictating which direction he goes. But by the time they were ready to go back to the barn yesterday afternoon, and I had them all on leads taking them back over, Jaxx pretty much followed behind me in between Legacy and America. I haven’t been able to spend as much time as I would like with him, so this weekend was wonderful for it.
I looked out the front porch checking on them at one point and saw them right at the fence line near the porch. My heart melted at the site, feeling like a little girl with her first pony. Life is pretty good around our place.