Saturday, April 4, 2015
I've worked out a barter agreement with a young family. They need milk for their feeder pigs and I like fresh vegetables. I could just give them the surplus milk, but I explained to Nicole that past experience has taught me that which has no cost is not always appreciated. Pick-up days and times were ignored as if they, and I, didn't matter. I may not leave often and may have little to nothing on my agenda, but I do try to accommodate and maintain a schedule. She was fine with my conditions and brought a box of veggies to trade yesterday. Milk for pigs does not need to be refrigerated and they seem to prefer the sour milk. In fact, I was just reading articles that state soured milk is actually easier for pigs to digest, and definitely eliminates the need for GMO-based grain. That's a win-win. It was fun to meet Nicole and her two little children.
Getting up early as I do, I had the opportunity to see the lunar eclipse this morning, the so-called "blood moon." Stumbling around in the dark had me wondering why I was doing this thing, but it was worth it to see that red orb in the sky. I made it back to the house without falling flat on my face, stepping into a squirrel hole, or running into anything. When the full moon is eclipsed, it is very, very dark. It was a good start to the day.