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Goat Wrangling

Twice in the past week, I've had to wrangle the goats back into their fence. Twice! They like to get out after they've eaten and while the chore person is looking the other way.

Around the farm in the fall

The other day, Jeremy and I (and Esmond) explored the property we live on. Jeremy was actually trying to walk me into labor, but that didn't work.

The older kids were running around too, but they have their own haunts to play in. We walked around taking pictures and enjoying the beautiful fall weather.

Building some Walls

The weather is starting to cool off, and Jeremy had a couple days at home (when he was supposed to be helping deliver the baby, but we all know that's not happening!) so he decided to put up the walls to our goat room on our garage-turned-barn.

Chaos with Wings

All this talk about cooking and sourdough, we've been missing some of the animals!

Our goats are shiny and healthy, and growing! They have eaten so much of the brush in the fence that we can see through it to the other side now. We're planning on seeding the strip of grass with an alfalfa mix I read about somewhere....oh dear, I need to find that again. They still yell anytime they hear us outside. When I'm hanging laundry on the clothesline, I try to be as quiet as possible but inevitably they hear or see me and start yelling. They are so loud!

On the farm this week

Here's what we've been doing.

We feed the animals, twice a day. And we did have a set back with our brilliant chicken plans. You know, how the chickens were coming in to eat at night and it was all working out so nicely? Well, the kids threw a loop in our perfection.

Living with Goats ...and Guineas...and Chickens

It's been about 2 weeks since we brought Sissy and Pippy home. We've had to deal with some things, but mostly it's just been fun.

We are now goat owners! (Or maybe herders?)

We have brought the new babies home! They are bigger than I thought, but they are sweet and it really has been evident of the Lord's grace. The goats are warming up to the kids much faster than we anticipated and they are having the best time. Every time the kids walk away from the goats, the goats yell at them. So funny!

We even let a few guineas out of the coop today, to see if we would be able to get them back in tonight. Jeremy was able to get them back in, so that looks promising for our future of keeping guineas. My in-laws are here with us this weekend, visiting, and the four of us just put up some lawn chairs in front of our goat fence to watch the show.

We're gettin' some goats!

Yay! Two baby girls are waiting for us to finish getting ready for them and to come pick them up. They are 3 1/2 month old Nubian does. So one day they will provide us with milk and babies to sell. And the milk will make cheese, and my favorite, goat milk soap! I'm really excited about that. I love goat milk soap, but most of the time it's out of our budget.

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