Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It's almost time...

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!"


  1. Oh your blog looks yummy. I tried to make mine different but didnt have much luck. I love the fresh veggie pix. I think we have decided not to get any goats right now. I loved milking too only we just milked once day and let the babie have it the other time.
    I am glad your husband is getting better. It is NO fun to be sick.

  2. :-) Debbieo, the blog background actually is a new feature available through blogspot. If you have that kind of blog, you can access it and choose from many different pictures. I love this one! I am curious. How well did that work out for you, just milking once and letting the babies have the other time? That would be SO much easier in a way. Thank you for your kind thoughts.

  3. I have not had milk goats but have looked into it. And many people that only milk once keep the babies separate from the mom during the night and after milking in the morning, turn the babies in with mom. I would think you would have to have a set up to keep them separate, but it may be well worth it to get out of bottle feeding the babies.

    It will be interesting to see how debbie did it.

  4. Yes, Elie, I would really like to hear more about that.

  5. The people I talked to were on this link:
    We raise boers.


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