Saturday, March 25, 2017

Finally, a direction.

Sometimes I do things just to do things.  I don't have a plan or an actual goal that I'm trying to reach.  I am just doing.  In some ways, that's what happened with the farm.  So, now I am trying to find the goal.  Why am I doing this?  Why do I have goats?  Why do I have cows?  Why do I have chickens?  What is the purpose of each animal?  What is the purpose of the plants?  Why do I have dogs?  Why do I have cats?  What is the purpose of the buildings?

I'm spending the next several weeks going over questions and solidifying a plan, a goal, a purpose.  Stay tuned for more details...

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Kids and Calves 2017 - so far...

Well, I missed the dates for the cows.  Rona went first on March 5th and delivered a small little man.  Followed four days later by Greer who delivered a big little man.  Both of these babies are Benny's offspring.

The goats started delivering kids on the 13th.  Red went first with three beautiful doelings sired by Lou.  Dottie followed 2 days later with a single buckling also sired by Lou.  Getty delivered two doelings and a buckling today.  These are the first of Iron's babies on the ground.  We are awaiting the immenent arrival of Polly and Dancer's kids.  I have just about given up on trying to determine when these girls will deliver.  Gah.

What a joy it is to be on the homestead during the "baby" season!