Friday, July 22, 2011
I can't believe that summer is almost gone. Tomorrow is my birthday and I'm going to be the big 44!! Scary.
Since I was a child I considered summer gone after my birthday. So sayonara summer!
We've had a new addition to Spring Peeper Farm for a while now, I just never got a chance to blog her. Please put your hands together and give a warm welcome to Two by Two Mydnight Marygold.
After alot of thinking and praying, we realized that Febe is not getting any younger and with all the udder problems she's had this year, I believe that this fall might be her last breeding. Then she'll be going into retirement.
We had the vet over here this week to cut off Tomi's horn (That was funny, we had to put him
under. I've never seen a goat drool.) So while the vet was here, he took out his ultrasound machine and checked out Febe's udder. Well, to put it in Dave's terms, she's blown a gasket. She has lumps in her udder. While they aren't dangerous, they are causing blood in her milk at times.
So considering all this, we decided that we needed to get another goat. She's from our goat friend's farm. I know them well and I know that the mom is a great milker and their herd is healthy.
Cindi doesn't like her too much. Febe actually seems to like her. It's weird, since Febe doesn't like anyone. Cindi didn't like all the attention she was getting.
Ummm... Excuse me! I want some attention too!
It's so strange how all goats have such different personalities. I think that's what I love about goats.
Monday we're all going to a family farm day. I can't wait. I'll make sure I post all the details.
Now that all the rain is gone, we are now having a small drought. We can't win. It's so hot here that it's hard to do anything. The garden's kaput. Even though I've been watering and regularly giving a manure tea to the greenhouse, I'm only getting teeny tiny tomatoes. It's sad. The only things that are doing kinda well in the garden's are the sunflowers and the beets. The pumpkin plants are a total of 4 inches tall. Woopie!
It's all so discouraging.
The extension on the house is going well. We are only one week behind. Not bad considering it's only been going on for 3 weeks.
Well It's bed time.
Have a Blessed evening.