Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Farmer April's farm updates

I really need to get more organized. I am starting to use lists so that I can get everything done or at least know what all I need to get done. I cannot promise I will do it all because sometimes my list is longer then my energy or even the day. One thing on my list on Tuesdays will be to give a farm update on my blog. Let everyone know what has been going on here.

Aren't these 2 little goats the cutest little things? Well, they weren't as cute at 6 am when they woke me up screaming for their momma because I have them in a separate pen to be weaned. I am trying to sell them and I think they would sell better if they were weaned. I am hoping to be able to sell the baby goats so that I can save the money and get some pure bred goats to raise. I am really excited about this.  Everytime they would yell their momma would yell back so I imagine I am not the favorite person of all my neighbors. Good thing I live by all relatives and they have to love me. Since I am weaning them and they no longer eat from their momma that also means I am milking her twice a day now and it also means more milk for cheese, ice cream, soap, yogurt, the list goes on and on.........
These are from my first litter of Californians. They are almost a month old now. I am really excited about raising this breed. I hope they sell well because I need to at least make back the money I use feeding them and buying supplies to tan hides. I think my rabbits are becoming my favorite animal on the farm. They are so cute and soft and if I want I can have babies here all of the time. I love the red eyes.

This is a picture of me and Jane Doe. She was a bottle baby that I raised. Look at the smile on her face. She is such a happy goat. She crawls under the gate and gets out whenever she wants and it is becoming a nuisance so I put her in the pen with the ones I am weaning. She isn't too excited.

Yesterday's garden harvest. I am excited to be starting to get produce from the garden again. Can you see the marks on the watermelons from the hail storm we had about a month ago? It ruined my zucchini, beans and cucumbers but everything else seems to be making a recovery. I am so glad because I thought all was lost when I saw the garden after the hail hit so hard but God provides and we are now getting lots and lots of tomatoes.

Another picture of Jane Doe to show you just how spoiled she is.
Have a blessed day!


  1. April,
    What a fun post to see what is happening at your place. Beautiful photos of real life!! You are blessed :) God bless you and your family!