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Busy on the Farm

The farm is starting to feel more and more like an actual farm now.. its so exciting!!  It’s been two months now since the move but it seems like it’s been longer.. and I think it looks like it has too.

Let me introduce you to all the newbies on the farm!!

Our new Nigerian Dwarf goats! They are so fun and sweet.  Rosie is hopefully pregnant and due sometime in winter.  Daisy has been a mommy before and when we got her the owner had never milked her but a couple days after getting her home the poor things utters were so swollen and so we researched how to milk a goat and.. we milked a goat!! Fun experience and the milk tasted amazing.. no goatiness like you normally taste in the store bought stuff!  She’s officially dried up now but so excited for after her and Rosie have babies to be getting fresh goats milk all the time!  And Baby Girl is so cute.. the original owner did not get to spend much time with her so she’s a little skidish around us but she’s slowly warming up to us the more we are around her.

 

And here’s Tommy!! We were originally not planning on getting a buck because they can be pretty hard to keep in a fence, but after getting the does we wanted to be able to breed them without having to take them somewhere so when Tommy came up on craigslist Mitsi jumped on the opportunity.  He’s a Nubian Dwarf Nigerian cross.. which means he will produce offspring that are smaller like nigerians but have heavier milk supply like Nubians. We’ll see what happens.  The first morning after having him he broke down the fence we had him to separate him from the does.  Paul started putting up an electric fence to keep him in, but he seems to be doing fine for now just being with the does.. he just needs his ladies around him I guess:)

 

And we have many, many new chickens.  We have the 12 older chickens that we got shortly after moving and then we have 15 egg layer chicks that are really like teeny boppers now.. you can see one of them in the pick below with Rosie.  They’re really fun and Liza loves to play with them.  And then we have 15 other teeny bopper chicks that we are trying not to get too attached to because they will be dinner soon.. poor things:(  And then we just got another 25 baby chicks.. so fluffy!

 

And we finally got the back field bush hogged.. so now we can get to work on tilling and getting ready for spring planting!!

This has been such an adventure already and it’s only been two months! What do you think will come next?! Your guess is as good as mine.. can’t wait!!

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