Thursday, March 27, 2008

Yet another doe... way to go Ripto!

Five-out-of-five kids are does! How unbelievable! Flashy had a single kid today, a very healthy and big doe (good thing just one... she is still small.) Ripto (our buck) threw 100% female. We were also fortunate that all three births happened during the day, so I could dry them off and bottlefeed them all pasteurized milk. Busy, busy!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

4 kids in a corner

How cute are these guys? Notice the size difference of Jellybean (runt) and Easter (tank.) Cookie's kids in the back have been named Mocha & Coca (it was supposed to be Cocoa, but that just doesn't roll off Sean's tongue very easily, he just keeps saying Coca :-)

I got almost a gallon of milk from Cookie & Cupcake this morning! We're still waiting for Flashy to have her kids, I can feel them, so they're getting close!

As for the soap world: I'll be taking another order over to Linds today, so they will be restocked in Freeland for the weekend, then Langley next week.

Monday, March 24, 2008

frosty morning

The grass was crunchy this morning, as I went out to milk the goats before the boys got up. The kids were doing fine, all huddled up together in the corner. After Sean was off to school, Sawyer and I went out and bottlefed the babies, they really are super cute. You know they'll be OK when they take to the bottle and survive a chilly first night. Cookie & Cupcake are getting used to the new milking machine, which is such a dream.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Wow - another set of does!!

We named them Easter and Jellybean. Cupcake took advantage of the break in the storm and delivered them outside. They've joined their cousins in the kid barn. What Joy!

Twin does!

Happy Easter!
Cookie beat out Cupcake and had twin little girls on Good Friday... YAY! We were all thrilled to witness and photo the whole event. Both does are healthy and happy to be a part of our herd. They both have taken to the bottle, and they're being fed pasteurized milk, to prevent the CAE virus. Birth pics are here:

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Spring!

Well, still waiting for the goat kids to arrive. In the meantime, I made another batch of Oatmeal Soap. Nice fine, powdery oatmeal this time, more soothing, less scratchy. Half is unscented, the other half is LICORICE (sweet fennel oil and alkanet root color.) Both versions are all natural and will be available at around April 5.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Greenbank Farmer's Market will start up in April

Yes, I WILL be at the Greenbank Farmer's Market (off & on) this spring and summer, starting first Sunday in May. Check this blog for dates.

The goats are scheduled to kid next week! Come back for pics. That means the milk will be flowin' and the CHEESE will be available in a couple weeks. Yes, I will have fresh chevre goat cheese for purchase at the market... but you have to ask, as it's for friends only :-)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008