In 2008 my husband and I decided to try our hand at farming. We had no previous experience at what we were doing except for raising a few laying hens. After all the media hype with E-coli and other strange things in our food we just had a strong desire to know where our food was coming from. We both have full time jobs and a 14 year old son. We have jumped into this with both feet and we are learning as we go. We are interested to hear other people's comments.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
This weekend has been full of ups and downs.
Yesterday after we let the donkeys go, we were all depressed. I cried, Jamie cried...it was not a pretty sight. Even Murphy cried and he's still crying.
So it was time to do something different to lift up all our spirits.
I've always wanted to go geocaching and at Christmas I got a GPS for my new hobby. But with working and then every weekend driving to hockey games all over creation, it was impossible to find the time to try it.
So Jamie didn't go to the hockey game Saturday because he wanted to say bye to the donkeys and the weather was kinda good. So this was my chance!
Our first cache...a dinosaur
Hubby figured out how to load the GPS with coordinates and off we went. It was fun. I want to do it again soon. It's soooo addictive.
We found 4 out of 5 caches. One was a microcache in the local cemetary, but with a foot of snow on the ground it was impossible to find. So when the snow melts I'll be on my way there to find it.
Queen geocacher with her official geocache hat...a frog!
This year we let the buck run with the does. Next year we won't let that happen. You never know when they're due!
Azelle is getting huge we were sure she was due in mid-February. Wrong. She still hasn't delivered and she's getting bigger....hmmm maybe triplets?
Maggie we were sure she was due mid-March. She only had a tiny belly. But last week she started producing milk....hmmmm. But the "book" says that can happen up to 3 weeks ahead of time.
So mid - March due date it was.
This morning I had just finished feeding the calf and turned to the next stall where Maggie was ( we had to separate her and Azelle since Azelle was getting ornery. ) I turned to bring Maggie out to the pasture when lo and behold stood.....
Ain't she sooo sweet! That made my day.
So let me introduce to you.....
Spring Peeper Bernadette Comeau and Jamie.
Mother and Baby are doing wonderfully. They've already had visitors. And true to form, Maggie is just like her mom Febe...overly protective of her offspring. We'll have to see if Azelle is the same way.
We're having bets on when Azelle is going to kid. Dave and Jamie say tonight and I say Wednesday.
We'll have to wait and see....isn't the suspense just killing you? I know it's driving me nuts!