Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What's doing down on the farm

Helllllooooo, anyone still trying to follow my blog?  I am sorry it has been another whole month since my last post.  One would think nothing is going on around here, not true.  Summer came for a visit, she left and a proper Spring has settled in.  Cold and Windy and hey a call for Snow tomorrow. But enough about the weather on to the pictures. 
The trees are in greening.

The new raised beds in the garden.  Just waiting for seedlings.
The beast has arrived on the farm.  Compost piles tremble in fear.

Back in October we brought home our little piglets, well they have grown and it was time to say good bye.  I am anxious to get more and am looking into breeding our own soon.  I truly enjoyed Pickles and Petunia, they were quite the characters. 

Pigs really do love mud.  Petunia is standing in the mess she made every time I filled their water bucket.   

Before the shearer...

After the shearer.  My shearer lets me do the top knots, which always resemble the mohawks of  Gremlins.

Archie really needs to be shorn, but he sheds his fleece, he and his brother look really scary for about a month.
This is Cupcake, our former bottle baby, he is quite the wild child.
Cupcake, Java and their mama Psyche.  We are all about blended families.

Psyche has enough milk for 2 very hungry lambs and me!

Terra and Luna are shaping up to be good guardians.  I love me some pups!

This little guy was born this morning to Maple.  Maple and Prissy were my accidental breeding's this year.  Time will tell if the right buck is the father.   
We are still waiting for Prissy, one of my other Saanen does to kid.  She was not supposed to be bred this year, but obviously there was a conspiracy going on.  I was sure she would go before Maple, but she is holding out.  I am really hoping she is holding out with a little doe.

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