Thursday, June 16, 2016

Springtime on the Farm

Every year the government puts on Open Farm Day.

We've participated in it twice so far.

But it's in the fall which is all fine and dandy if you're a farm
that raises fruits and vegetables.

But when you raise animals the best time is in the spring when all the baby animals are still around!!

So I decided to put together our very own 
Spring Time on the Farm!

At first I had it planned for end of April.
But the weather was not cooperating and Azelle still was fighting mastitis.
She wasn't feeling up to par, so the last thing I wanted was for her to be disturbed by strangers.

So I planned for mid May.
It was a bit chilly, but there were no flies!

I had a soap making demo and a milking demo. And we talked
to people on how to homestead even if you have a full time job.

The milking demo, people were encouraged to try their hand at it.

We had samples of goats milk, goat's milk fudge and cheese!
There was goat and bunny shaped cookies for the kids!

I sold some soap and we accepted donations for Fort MacMurray.

I think everyone had a great time.

In a matter of 4 hours over 100 people came to our little farm!!!
And parking wasn't too much of an issue like I had originally feared.

My mom manned the soap and food table (next year we need two people for that)

Dave showed people around, as did I,
And my friend Susan was the official keeper of the 4 legged kids!

She said it was the easiest job she ever had.
Walk around with a baby goat on a leash.

Chester in all his glory! Dave changed Christian's name to Chester because his face
 looks like a court jester. So Chester the Jester.

Stuart enjoying one of many peanuts

A little lady milking Caith and doing an excellent job at it!
She even fed the pigs!

By the end of the day we were all pooped!
Especially the little ones.

It was a lot of work, so I'm still thinking if I should make another one next year.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Have a Blessed Day!

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