Farmers of all shapes and sizes!

Farmers of all shapes and sizes!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Queen of the Barnyard

I thought I should introduce you to each of my "kids". This is Grace. She was the first doe I bought almost exactly 3 years ago. She is a six year old 50% grade Nubian. She is the boss of the herd and you better make sure you don't get in her way at feeding time. She will flatten you like a steam roller! I have kidded her twice since I bought her and she is expecting again in April! So far she is my best long-term milker and always produces sturdy babies. She detests all weather except balmy sunshine. :)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Quick Overview

Well I finally did it. After a year and a half I finally did it. So without further ado I welcome you to my world. You might want to hold on tight because the ride can get pretty rough at times :) I am the proud "maather" of 10 Nubian goats, 2 kitties, and 2 Guernsey heifer calves. My best friend calls me "the crazy goat lady" and I am slightly, well OK, full-fledged work-a-holic. I work full time as a seamstress, part time cleaning houses and try to fit in all my farm chores in the evenings and on the weekends. I'm currently trying to persuade my parents to let me get a farm dog, chickens, pigs, and some more cows and goats but I keep getting the same answer: "When you get your own place you can get all the animals you want." Therefore I am seeking a small domicile with a barn and pasture preferably close to my current work situation. There seems to be this unwritten rule, "If you have time you have no money,and if you have no money you have no time." There. Now it is written :)