Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Shearing


The flock was shorn yesterday. All went well and the fleeces are on their way to the mill.


Check out my the new farm website for more pics and video!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Mathilda and Maisie



I decided on names for the new goats. Maisie is the brown and Mathilda is the roan.

The dairy goats have been a work in progress...not just a random, quick decision. I was looking back an an old post from 2007 where I was ready for a dairy goat. But, alas, life got complicated and busy. The sheep thing really took off. And now, finally, a space has opened up in life and these two doelings fit perfectly into it. Reading the old post and having the goat dream realized really feels good. There is merit to thinking and planning in life. Things do come to fruition. Work and patience and good decisions, and even bad ones...they all play a part in the evolution of new things.

So I guess what I am feeling is a little bit of pride for investing in my ideas and making them happen in due time. I did it with grad school (the first go round!), a career teaching biology, a farm, Icelandic sheep, producing my own wool, the birth of a mule after a devastating first try, and now I hope I am doing it again with my doctorate. All in due time.

I leave you with some baby goat ridiculousness:
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Monday, April 04, 2011

Newest Additions

Here they are!



Two new doelings. They are 3/4 Nubian and 1/4 Oberhalsi Dairy goats. I am VERY excited. Still working on names...