30 May 2012 3 Comments
Hermione and Mina are the two goats I’m milking this year. Mina is better than Hermione about being round up in the afternoon, it’s usually a struggle getting Hermione to come in. Brian figured out a way to make it easy on us… we hook a lead to both of their collars and Mina leads her to the gate. I love lazy farming!
29 May 2012 3 Comments
Jack was a little apprehensive of the Mule at first, but once he got the hang of it he loads right up. We see lots of bunnies and squirrels along our driveway, which causes great excitement! We’ve taken him to visit a friend’s farm in our truck and he has a hard time staying in the back seat.
26 May 2012 10 Comments
24 May 2012 6 Comments
We’re heading to NC today to meet a young, fully trained herding dog. It took over a week after Jenna’s passing for me to be able to contact the folks we received her from. They told us they have a young trained dog available if we’re ready to welcome another dog into our home. As it turns out, that was the same day one of our sheep got loose and we had spent the good part of an hour chasing her up and down our driveway. If we didn’t have a farm and animals to move, I’m sure we would have waited. But we do and it’s been difficult for the past few months. We need a farming partner. No photo today, but I’m planning on lots of photos over the next few days!
23 May 2012 5 Comments
Every morning when we go out to the pasture to feed our critters we’re greeted with this sight. Since my two milking goats have spent the night across the driveway, their babies are anxiously awaiting their reunion. Jessica waits patiently for her bucket of sweet feed. Bella, who didn’t have a kid this year, looks longingly at the milking stand where Mina and Hermione will get an extra share of grain. Our guardian dog wants his butt scratched before and after his breakfast. The sheep ignore everyone.