As I look out my kitchen window I see the horses grazing out back and 4 deer at the corner of the timber. I know it won't last today, but I am tired of snow and now mud from the melting snow.
During the last month, I have sold all of my older baby goats and have 2 more new ones who arrived during the last month. On 3/11/2013 The little black roan doe was born. She was tiny but oh so cute. On 3/23/2013 the brown spotted buck was born. He was a big guy as big as the 12 day old doeling. They don't have names yet. I kind of name them on personalities. Even though she is a purebred Nubian she seems to have more airplane ears that fly as she runs around the barn yard. They both are now running around and kicking up their heals running and jumping. (The picture below is shortly after he was born and still getting his legs under him)
The chickens have really begun to lay now. I get at least 12 eggs every day and occasionally I have gotten as many as 21 so some days a few are sluffing off their duties. Can't wait until I can plant my garden and the farmers markets to start.
Since I have sold the older kids earlier this month, I now am milking and making soap each day to get ahead for sales this year. I made lemongrass and mint and cactus flower Friday and am making another batch of Red Clover Tea today. Also have a few lotion bars to make along with running low on lip balm.
Our son who is in Afghanistan called last night, was good to hear from him. Hopefully will make it back her sometime in August safe and sound. Well have a good month and I will try to update you on what is going on around here next month.