Monday, June 7, 2010


We are happy to announce that all the goat kids and chicken peeps have arrived!

With the arrival of 19 young mail order chicks that have been in foster care at a family member's house, we can finally turn our attention away from waiting on babies to show up.

When all was said and done, we ended up with 13 goat kids. Our vary last doe to kid had her babies on May 1st and ended the kidding season with a bang - 3 little does! It was hard to decide on names for them but we ended up calling them Charon, Nix and Hydra after the three moons of Pluto.

All the kids received their first round of vaccines and their ear tags. It's hard to believe but it will soon be time to start weaning the oldest kids from their moms.

As for the chickens, the 19 mail order chicks that arrived today bring the total peep tally up to 35! We had one hen hatch 11 peeps and another hatch 6. All of a sudden the chicken population has exploeded.

This week's farm work includes updating the sale page of the website, and setting the remaining fence posts for one of the new goat pens.

Later this month, I will be travelling to Maryland with three of the angora kids for the CAGBA National Goat Show. It should be a fun and exciting time!