Saturday, February 23, 2013

Where have we been.

It has been almost a year since I have posted a blog update.  So much has happened, some good, some bad and some very hard to deal with.  I avoided the blog, because this blog is not about personal hardships, but our farming experiences.  And while they intertwine on our end, I didn't feel fair sharing our woes with you.  I have been 'craving' the blog lately and decided that with the beginning of lambing and kidding season, it would be a good time for a new beginning in the blog world.  After all, who doesn't like the stories of brand new babies on the far.

Part of the change that has happened over the last year has been the focus of what we want from our livestock.  We are moving away from the fiber aspect and more towards the milk aspect.  Right now we only have 3 Angora goats and 4 sheep.  The Angora's are looking for a new home and one of the sheep will be leaving us soon.
We have also gotten a little more serious with our choice of pigs.  We are now raising American Guinea Hogs, a small heritage breed.  We have a breeding pair and hope to have a litter of piglets this summer.

We now have 9 dairy goats, hopefully 8 of them are bred, with the first one due in just 3 days.  With the milk from these goats I will continue to make soap, lotions etc, feed the pigs as well as provide wonderful milk and cheese for my family.
Smile for the camera.

Psyche, the queen bee.

Alice is the first due, just a few days away.

Maple always has time for a little munching.

Maple with her baby Daisy.

We have had our first birth of the season, Calliope, one of our 2 ewes, surprised us with 2 ram lambs this past Saturday.  These little boys are a mix of several breeds, and they are terribly cute.  Currently we call them Thing 1 and Thing 2. 

 So welcome back and look forward to a new year on the farm.

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