Our sweet neighbor came and mowed the grass again today. He's been doing it since my husband got sick. (He is doing well, thank you.) What a blessing a good neighbor is. He won't take any money, he won't take any gasoline. All he wants is some tomatoes from our garden. :-)
Yes, it's almost time for the baby goats to arrive. Here is "Abby." She is a 4-year-old American Alpine, and is obviously in a family way. She is due to kid on May 3rd, and her companion, "Gracie" is due on May 12th.
I've been having a nice vacation from milking for 2 months now. That means my life is not in the parenthesis of milking at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. every day. I love milking, and I certainly love having all the lovely milk and making cheese and all of that, but it's so nice to have a break.This picture is of my brand new bottle brush that came in the mail today! It is for cleaning the glass pop bottles I will be using to feed the baby goats soon.
I have been trying hard to prepare for this new season, and have done some serious house cleaning today. I think I'll be able to finish it up tomorrow, and do some transplanting in the garden, and then everything will be ready. The birthing supplies are clean and ready in the barn. Soon I will wash and sanitize all of my milk equipment. I feel a little like the drivers at the Indianapolis 500 mile race must feel when the announcer says, "Gentlemen, start your engines!"