Friday, November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving Blessings

Millie was our last girl yet to lamb. She surprised us today with two darling little ones; a boy and a girl. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Seeded

Yesterday we were able to get our special goat mix into the 5 acre lower pasture just in time for today's rain. #homesteading #growyourown

Saturday, November 21, 2015

A boy

A new little lamb just joined the family. It's a boy. #stcroixsheep #lambingseason

Makin hay

Ok, we tilled over the weeds and got our special goat mixed consisting of oat, wheat, barley, peas, beans, and vetch. It's supposed to rain again Wednesday so Monday we plan to get our seeds in the ground and covered. #nowweremakinhay

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lamb

Just when we thought it was going to be a slow news day. Nurse Nella helps out with the new lambs. It's a girl! #stcroixsheep #Anatolianshepherds #lambingseason

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rooster

Our 2yo true Ameraucana rooster  is sporting some serious weaponry. #freerangechickens #heritagebreed

Monday, November 16, 2015

Compost

After moving the girls to their new pen, we were able to pull down the old fence where they used to be and scrape about 2 years worth of old alfalfa and hay stems out for the compost pile. This isn't even all of it! We layered a little pig manure in and it is already getting hot. Now if we could just harness thus heat into a winter greenhouse we could start growing citrus around here. #compost #ruckussleepshere #oneprojectalwaysleadstoanother

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Rain

Less than 2 minutes after finishing morning chores, an El Nino monsoon blew in and gave the girls their first opportunity to try out the new shelters. Our smartest goat, little Nigey Clarice, was the first to stake her claim. #nigeriandwarf #mininubian #dairygoats

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

New pen

The girls have all been moved to the new pen and are loving it. #mininubian #nigeriandwarf #dairygoats

Monday, November 9, 2015

Round em up

Jones rounds back to pick up a few stragglers while Jinx heads them off on the other side of the fence. #bordercollies #sheepdogs #herding

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Cider

Putting another 100lbs of apples through the press today. This time it's Gala, Heaven Sent, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp and Pink Lady. Should be delish! #cider

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Treatment

Cover Girl has had a lingering mastitis and more recent staph problem that we have been working on since her last freshening. Now that she has dried off we are trying a more aggressive treatment of injecting Spectramast up her teat nipples and massaging it into her udder for 7 days. We can't use her milk, even for her own future babies until/unless we can get her numbers down so she is on the shelf until then. She is not happy with the treatments to say the least. #mininubian #dairygoats #freeloader

Monday, November 2, 2015

Rescue

The new neighbor from SoCal had his hill flattened last weekend and brought his nice big camper van up to check it out last night. Well, he found himself buried in 5" of fresh mud this afternoon so we drove over and plucked him right out with the mighty 870. #911 #nothingrunslikeadeere

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Trick or treat

Hey look, a stork came trick or treating last night and left us something. Daisy's new girl. #stcroixsheep #lambingseason