Now that I’m finished with the Spellcast Farm 2011 Holiday Newsletter, what do I do now? A good friend of mine suggested that I write to our local congressman and commissioner of labor telling them of the injustice that I suffered via MM and my denial of unemployment benefits and cc the letter to the division of unemployment and I guess I’ll do that today. Not that I expect it will make any difference, but you never know.
A prep job in Lincolnton came up on Craigslist that I applied to this morning. I just got off the telephone with the contact person and it’s a position in the kitchen with the local prison which isn’t such a great thing, but there’s an assistant to the manager position which I may be qualified for. We’ll see how it goes. Right now, I’m trying about everything.
I need to go to Hickory this morning to deliver farm products and then make a quick stop at the grocery store, which I’m dreading because I know it will be a mob scene, but we need a few things to get through the week.
I’m almost ready to delve into soap making. A while back, I bought most of the ingredients I needed to make soap, but haven’t taken the time to do it. I do not have goat milk to use, but I do have cow milk. Now would be the time to do it. I need to pick up castor oil, olive oil and something to use for a mold at Wal-Mart and then I’ll be ready.
I’ve given up fighting with chickens. I put up the ones that I found easily last night and screw the rest of them. As soon as I can buy chicks for a reasonable price, I’m going to do so, raise them up and when they are about 20 months old, cull them and start over each year with new birds. Until then, I’ll keep feeding what I have and take what eggs I get. Prices for chickens that are laying are ridiculous, plus you really can’t tell the age of a chicken so who knows if the seller is telling the truth or not.
I best get going with my chores because I need to be in Hickory by 9:30.
Until later …