Wow - Sunny Alberta is turning in to the rainy West Coast! God could turn off the taps for the rest of the year, and we will be more than fine. Making hay is horrendous, and our poor critters will be eating the fruits of this weather. If we don't see a new weather pattern soon, we will be filling up the propane tanks to dry all the grain that comes off the combine. That will be a lot for our little old batch dryer!
Today we also had to make chop for the chickens and the emus. Julian fired up the antiques and he and the kids went to work. There's extra canola meal in this batch, as the barley screenings he bought from the seed cleaning plant had far more canola in it than it was supposed to. Everyone should start looking glossy with all that extra oil.
I always say that I love a rainy day....and I do! I can head indoors to create something new - like a batch of soap. Up today was Cream of the Clays and a new design featuring raspberries. The raspberries just started producing this week. As my neighbour so aptly put it, the first day you find only 4 raspberries, but the next day there are 40, and the day after that 400, then 4000! You must pick the patch clean every other day or they will go to waste. I get so tired of picking them, but then I think how good they will taste in jam and desserts all winter long, and that keeps me going. So, in honour of raspberry season, my new soap will be called 4, 40, 400, 4000.