Well this week has been full of sacrifices and surprises which is why I've been keeping things simple. 

I started back at full time work last week so things on the farm aren't running quite as smoothly as they had been, but to combat that I've been keeping meals simple.  When I get home from work it is so nice just to sit down and chill out for a few minutes so elaborate meals have not been on the menu lately. So our meals have been full of fresh vegetables and salads and yummy grass fed meat to keep all our energies up. A favourite is grilled beef steaks and chipotle seasoned roast vegetables and a green salad.  Chipotle is my new favourite seasoning for just about anything, it is great in a seasoned butter for the grilled steaks or even on roast chicken.  

Our big surprise was that our nanny goat kidded, she did not look pregnant so we were sure it hadn't worked but yesterday much to our delight she kidded a lovely healthy little doeling (girl).

I have not been able to spend nearly as much time with all the animals as I would normally , but that is the sacrifice I have made when going back to work full time. It does mean I really value the time I do get to spend on the farm and make the effort to not let work intrude too much into my home life. 

What are some of the ways you keep things real and simple in your life?

Published by Sandy Butler