Thursday, March 25, 2010

Got Kids

This past weekend our daughter came over with the grandkids. They love coming to grandpa and grandma's, can you guess why? This is Mya our 6 year old granddaughter who loves the baby goats, and it apppears that they like her too!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Lambs and border collies

Although the lambs could care less about the dogs their moms react a little differently. They are very protective and will charge a dog. We have put our older dog on the moms and lambs and she took a wide circle around the flock. She has been butted before. One of our 2 year old male dogs brought the sheep in off of some wheat my husband let them graze on and he did real good. It doesn't matter how small of job it is to the dogs it is all work.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

French Alpine Kids

On Thursday my 7 year old alpine Annie had triplets, 2 bucks and 1 tiny doe. All are healthy and doing fine. It will be good to have goats milk again. I plan on making some swiss cheese this year too. My husband is making me a cheese press.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Carrots in March

Yesturday Dave and I went out to look over the garden. He was looking at the rich soil that 10 years of composting goat manure has made and I was pruning grape vines. I walked over to a spot where last fall I had planted some carrots. I had left some in the ground planning to mulch but never got around to it. There they were just as crisp as ever. All that snow had done the job for me. So Dave grabbed the garden fork and I cleaned the mud off and took them inside and washed them off. Boy are they ever sweet and crisp. That was a nice surprise. Don't they look good.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Renews Faith

Cold frames are excellent for wintering over spinach and greens that are hardy enough to take the cold. Seeds can be started in late fall and then mulched to help keep them from freezing until now. I have to admit that I forgot to cover mine with mulch before the freeze but the good Lord provided lots of protection with the snow. Won't be long and we will be eating fresh greens. The cairn(a heap of stones piled up as a memorial or as a landmark) that sits in my culinary herb garden is a landmark that reminds me of the faithful ness of God for our Grouse Ridge Farm.