It’s the first day of spring and I am so excited for warmer temperatures, longer days, flowers blooming…and the arrival of goat kids…which means the does will be back in milk. We’ve had 2 does kid so far this month, Vinca and Posey, both had twins. Our kid count so far is 1 doeling… Continue reading Welcome Spring!
Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving today. I thought I’d share my absolute FAVORITE recipes for Thanksgiving. Today (and every Thanksgiving) I’ll be baking Apple-Raspberry Pie and Pumpkin Cheesecake, (click the links to Martha Stewart or scroll all the way down for the recipes). I can’t just make plain apple pie anymore, it’s so good with… Continue reading Thankful for pie…
Our first kids of 2016 have arrived. Vinca had twins on Groundhog Day. If you were wondering, Punxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow, which means early spring…YAY! I think Tawny would be a perfect name for the doeling, it even matches her pretty color. I’m not quite sure what to name the buckling yet.… Continue reading Farm News
Our dog Oaken recently decided to go on an adventure. If you don’t know about Oaken, he is a Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd cross, these breeds are born to be independent thinkers, livestock guardians…not always the best pets, they need room to roam, and a job to do…following the rules is optional. We got him to protect our… Continue reading Wandering Oaken
New arrivals! This is the first year we’ve had baby goats born in the fall, I bought our doe Baklava last June when she was already bred. At first I wasn’t sure…but then she just kept getting rounder and rounder (more round then the goats usually are😊). This week we knew she was close so… Continue reading Fall Kids
We’ve had several new arrivals since I posted last about the arrival of Snow’s kids. Since then, Vinca, Ritzy and Capella have all kidded. That leaves just Daisy and our kidding season is officially over. Right now I’m hand milking 5 does and before too long it’ll be 7…I’m seriously considering getting a milking machine and have… Continue reading The new kids…
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We have a new addition to “the herd”, and it’s not a goat this time! It’s a livestock guardian dog aka LGD. I’d like to introduce you to Oaken, he’s half Pyrenees, half Anatolian Shepherd…these dog breeds have been bred for thousands of years to bond with and protect livestock like goats and sheep &… Continue reading New Herd Member
I no longer believe love works like a fairy tale but like farming. Most of it is just getting up early and tilling the soil and then praying for rain. But if we do the work, we just might wake up one day to find an endless field of crops rolling into the horizon. In… Continue reading Love like farming…
Francine had triplets Monday, February 16, on Presidents’ Day. Two bucklings and one doeling. I’m thinking we’re going to go with presidents names: Lincoln, Reagan, and Kennedy. The boys will be Lincoln and Kennedy and the girl is Reagan.