What a great day today! Among other things we went to a party with the independent homeschool group in our new area. In three hours we:
1) made new friends
2) got a recommendation for a local doctor who might be open to more alternative methods
3) met other people who love goats and chickens
4) found out where we could turn Aggressive Hamburger (our oldest bullock, aptly named by the boy) into, well, hamburger
5) were invited to join a food coop saving us the time and expense of driving into Austin for bulk and alternative foods
Then we ran around town doing all those little things you have to do when you move... setting up the electric, water, etc. We do NOT live in the city. There is a different look to people. Country. It's the only word I can think of. I love it!
Later we stopped by the house to feed the cattle. What a beautiful place we have. I still can't believe it is ours to love and nurture. I'm only a little afraid of the cattle now. :-) I still have a healthy respect for them, but I feel more confident. The dogs are beginning to respond to my voice, happily. They are very protective of the house and land. Yay! They are used to herding the cattle off that part of the land, so it made feeding the cattle a bit confusing. We're going to have to get some more fencing up, and train the dogs to STOP herding a little better.