It is time to stretch after a long summer off and get back to planting again. Of course, those gourd seeds have taken over our entire garden so we will just have to start a new winter garden in another area of the farm. We are trying to get all of our ducks in a row or goats in a row in our case, to plant the two front fields in grass for the goat girls.
The Saluki pups are a year older and are making their ancestors proud with a network of underground tunnels in the back yards. We really have to watch our step out there in the dark!
Chickens are getting back to laying regularly and are growing new feathers. For awhile they all look plucked or semi-plucked and they are not foul weather fowl. If there is a storm or the wind is blowing or whatever, they just don’t lay many eggs. Jimmie has tried talking nicely to them, threatened them with stew pots, and just when he is ready to give up the girls go back into action! Maybe the handsome new palamino rooster has something to do with it?
The foals are starting to be weaned and not liking it one bit. We think the moms are rejoicing! Poor Estrella has lost most of her mane and her tail that used to hang to the ground. Ganymede has eaten most of it! Dream has better manners for the most part but does still try jumping on his mom, Takia, when she least expects it.
Prissy the pig has grown so big that she has to sit in her water tank instead of lay in it. She is still mourning the death of the zuchinni plants! However, she will settle for watermelon rind if she has to.
New products will be coming to the market soon. We are working on a goat milk lotion and sauve for dry skin along with some more exciting goat milk soaps. We also have some well seasoned gourds ready for the fall. Hope to see you all soon and thanks for your support!