There’s a heap of new projects being undertaken by Homesteaders at the moment: whittling, dressmaking, deck dismantling/rebuilding, sheep tending (with The Farmer’s change of work situation, his baby needed rehousing), new job searching, and Farm Girl’s Christmas Day Carol Concert to name but a few.
With every new project there’s always those moments when you feel like the entire world is more capable than you. No one else would have sewn that zip in backwards! How come the whittlers fingers are a mass of nicks and cuts when Pa Ingalls could do it by very modest lamplight? What wise guy decided to put all these accidentals in God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen? Yes, books have been thrown and tears have been shed.
But, we decided over the most delicious cheese fondue – not too rich, not too bland, that if one of The Goat Herd’s heroes, Richard Feynman, was still searching and seeking and trying things out for size we were in pretty good company.