Saturday, April 16, 2011


Spring has finally sprung which means kids, kids and more kids!
At the moment, we have 16 new babies on the farm with 4 more does left to deliver. Only of those girls is due soon, the others will be a bit later in the season.
So far this year, we have had three sets of triplets! Those poor moms sure have their work cut out for them. It is a bit comical when all three are trying to nurse at once when mom is only equipped for two.
We'll be updating the webpage shortly with this year's sale list. There will be a nice selection of kids to choose from, as well as some older goats too. We're trying to keep the herd growing slowly to give ourselves a chance to get caught up with all the other farm work that needs to be done.
Regarding farm projects, we are considering constructing a hoop house this year. It will serve the dual purpose of greenhouse space as well as a covering for our root celler. We reclaimed the area above the root cellar this past fall, removing years of dirt and growth, so now we are considering different methods of covering it. The long term plan is to have a permanent greenhouse there but the hoop house seems like the most do-able option for the time being. We're still in the planning phase but we'll update with photos as the project gets underway.
In the mean time, here are some photos of the kids for you to enjoy!