An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

Monday, January 14, 2013


Blogger is being a bugger. For some reason they won't let me upload any new pictures today, so I had to dig through the archives and use some old photos. I've read that others are having troubles recently, too.
Anybody have any advice???

Kidding season is fast approaching. In about two weeks we will officially be on "goat watch." Doing routine checks of back ends and udders and ligaments until it drives the girls and us crazy. My favorite time of the farming year: baby season. The delivery of goat kids ushers in milking time, which also means we get to look forward to raising bottle calves from all that rich milk. Jacob (on the left) is our main herd sire this year. He comes from Brenda's farm in Missouri.
Dreaming about lots more colorful kids like last February, except hoping for a girl year this time around. The little guy on the left is our second herd sire this year. Any locals looking for purebred Nubian goats let me know! 
Having all that good goats milk also means more soap making. This crazy soap dream has exploded into an obsession and a small income to help keep the farm running. There are a couple of soap making classes scheduled in the next two months, plus craft fairs and expo's to prepare for, but no milk in my freezer. I've been adding to my wish list of scents, colors and designs plus am excited to try out some new soap recipes~ now I just need some milk. And talking about soap, this was a sweet encouragement: Backyard Farming Guide.

In other farms news: we are anxiously waiting for chicks to hatch, both from the incubator and from Cole's Silkie hens who have decided that the middle of January would be a great time to set on some eggs. There are also 150 little pullet peepers on their way from the hatchery for resale this spring. Baby season is almost upon us~ I can't wait!


DFW said...

Can't wait to have our goats, 2 years & counting! Told my Dad that I was also going to have chickens but he requested that we not have a rooster to start with. I guess baby chicks hatching will have to wait a while.

Anne said...

We discussed where to go if we went on a vacation this year. Molly wanted to go to WI to see Miss Terri. I wanna go to a soap class. We'd better get Molly's vacation planned before we have to be home to watch our own goats around the clock!

Love ya,

Brenda said...

Jacob's twin sister, Leoness, has just kidded with twins this year. This is her second kidding and she has a huge magnificent udder. She's well on her way to becoming one of my 2 gallon a day girls. I hope Jacob throws nice big udders on his daughters for you as well as some pretty spots!

A Primitive Homestead said...

Such little creatures. Little ones on the way to fill your stalls. The bottle feeding would me much fun.Blessings! Lara

TheLazyJ said...

Blogger hasn't let me upload new pictures for a week or better... Grrr.... Let me know if you get it figured out.