The new goat, Betty Buttercup, is settling in nicely. She is learning the milking routine around here pretty quickly. I'm glad I got her.
Onyx is drying up a bit which is frustrating since I still have her doelings and she's still not weaned them! I have a deposit on them and the buyer is still out of state. I don't know what to do at this point.
Phoebe was bred today. If it takes it would make her due date February 29. It was too funny to watch Abe on his tippy tippy toes. Little girl Fawn thought she wanted in on the action.
The pigs are growing like, well, pigs. We had some rain this week and their pen was really muddy. I gave them a bed of saw dust in one corner. They love it. Happy pigs grow better than unhappy pigs, right?
I shot a video of them having a good romp yesterday. Hubby thinks they burn too many calories when they play like this!
Yesterday before the football game (Go Dawgs), Mom and I got the garden ready for the fall seedlings and planted carrot, lettuce, and beet seeds. I hope I have better luck with lettuce this fall than I did last spring.
As I was working the soil I came across several of these nasty flat worms. I looked them up and found out that they are predatory flatworms. They eat earthworms. Great, just great. Here's more info on them.
I've been working on different flavors of chevre. So far I've made strawberry, peach, cranberry-pecan, honey-lavender, vanilla, dill, herbs de Provence, and Sicilian herb. The peach has been the favorite so far. I am really going to have to do the farmer's market next spring to sell this stuff. It's going to be hard with Little League, but I need to find a way to make it work.