If you were at the market last Saturday you may have entered the contest we held to name the two cute babies we brought with us. Even with the extremely cold and soggy conditions we had two pages of name suggestions! A special thanks to Steve for helping to babysit our wards and being such a good neighbor and to a lovely lady that held one under her jacket for warmth at the height of the storm (I held the other):)
Some of the names were quite funny and even telling of those that suggested of them like “Guiness” and “Tequila”. Other names were based on color patterns like “Tuxedo” and “Butterscotch”. One of our favorite customers is quite in to art and suggested “Mona” and “Lisa” for the two girls!
Two adorable young ladies nominated their own names “Sophie” and “Ruby”. Sophie pointed at her favorite little kid goat and told her solemnly that her name would be Sophie. The kid wagged her tail at that exact moment and it was taken as a favorable sign.
We promised to cut the names apart and throw them in a hat for random drawing. We did even though the paper and ink were rather squishy! Since there are over 30 babies now we will save the other names for them so everyone will be a winner:)
So here we are…drum roll…perhaps hoof beats?
Thelma and Louise
Now I hope that doesn’t mean that they will be predisposed to jumping off of tall heights or attempting to scale large crevices…
How about something easy and exotic for dinner? This is a real treat and won’t heat up your kitchen much:)
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Buckwheat Flour
milk, goat, soy, rice, or almond
4 oz of Barn Goddess Goat Cheese (Spinach or South Western Delight are our favorites with this)
Mix 1 egg, 1 cup of buckwheat flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking flour, and then slowly add milk until you have a runny pancake batter ( slightly thinner then what you usually make).
In a hot griddle add a tbls. of oil then pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into the oil. Roll the pan to spread the batter thin. When bubbles appear flip the pancake. Cook until browned. Set on a plate and continue until all of the batter is used up.
Spread each pancake with goat cheese and roll up like a crepe. Microwave for 45 sec to one minute to heat the cheese. Serve with a dollop of sour cream. Enjoy!!!
This is one of a set of triplets delivered by his mommy “Got Milk”, she has only a white mustache on an entirely red body, baking in the warm afternoon sun with a belly full of milk.
This little cutie is from another set of triplets and is shown here taking her first drink with momma, Pippin, coaching her in the ways of goatie etiquette. Romeo and Beauregard are proud poppas and only 1 mother has had a single baby, “Thing Two”. Thing One has not delivered yet. As of this posting there are 28 new babies bouncing around in the pasture. It is wonderful to see how they use some sort of inborn echo-location bleeting until the right mom comes around to feed them or reassure them about their new world. At night the moms form a huge ring with the babies in the middle and everyone gets very quiet. Our reverence for the natural world is greatest this time of year when we are blessed with the new additions to our farm:)
Stay tuned for a picture of Bubble’s new baby. (It wouldn’t hold still today for a picture)