Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thank God Monday is NOW a memory!


First the bad news we lost Bubba....
I made a serious bad judgement
and it resulted in him getting hurt..
 Its always heartbreaking to lose them no matter what..

 The girls found this.
I thought the hens weren't laying....
Stinkers!! They have been found out...
They are now in temporary lock up till they lay in the nest again..
20 eggs in that nest laid in 3 days!
In addition to the ones who were laying in the appropriate place.

 Current joke in our house..
 We are OUT of MILK!!
Hmmmm yep sure we are...
 This is what we get every morning..

 Patiently waiting for their maids to get done cleaning their house..


Ohhh the torture.....

Its just to much...

How dare they take so long to clean??

 Sunshine in front kept coming to inspect our work.
She is herd queen you know
she has to make sure we are doing it right.
 As you can see she is recovering really well from her earlier sickness.

 And another Tub loving goat...Katy
She may have to fight her momma, Hope for it!

 Yesterday was a long day. After morning chores and dealing with Bubba we cleaned out the barn. It still amazes me after 7 years how quickly it piles up and packs down! Last night I was in a world of hurt! I am sooo thankful my girls are such a big help! But I am good this morning even if I am moving slow! lol.. Goats will let me know they don't like me being late but we will all survive....Maybe.....
 Oh and I made yogurt again 3rd time was the charm!! We had honest to goodness real yogurt!! Its sooo good! I am going to have to get more in to make.. I also have culture on the way to make more Chevre.
Okay thats it for now... Have a GREAT day everyone!

23 comments:

Carolyn said...

What a wonderful pile of goats. I am so sorry you lost your Bubba.

Feral Female said...

So sorry to hear about Bubba. Its always tough to lose one, I know from experience.

goatlady said...

What happened to Bubba? I'm sorry

Goodwife said...

I'm sorry you lost Bubba! We have that joke around here as well. When we go to Aldi's to get groceries, it's always. Oh yeah! We'd better get milk and eggs since we're out! LOL Glad Sunshine is recouping nicely.

~Tonia said...

When we took him to the 4H project last week he was put in with 2 other little goats that had horns.They werent very big but they got more aggressive than I thought..He was never aggressive toward the others so didnt stand up for himself like the other 2 goats we had with us did... I feel bad because I KNEW better than to do that.. He seemed to have torn something inside and there was nothing we could have done for him.

Linda said...

Oh I am sorry you lost Bubba!!!!

Bee~Content Cottage said...

Sorry to hear about Bubba :(
I dont even want to think about cleaning the goat stalls...my back was just starting to feel better...I may have to hire my friends' son...either way I will be out $30....either to pay him or two visits at the chiro!
Thankls for checking into my new blog. I'll be getting rid of the other one this week, so find me there :)

small farm girl said...

I'm so sorry about Bubba. It's hard to lose one.

Now when I read your blog, I can actually use your advice on what to do about goats. Yea! I really need to learn more about them.lol

WeldrBrat said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that I'm able to hang in there and be as strong as y'all if ever (of course it will) my time comes for losing one I've cared for.

matty said...

Oh, dear, I am so sorry about Bubba! We love 'em and pet 'em like our children, don't we?

I love the pictures of the goat pile-up! They are such a hoot! Anyone who thinks they don't have personalities isn't paying attention!

How'd you make your yogurt? Mine is always too runny to suit me!

Shanster said...

I'm sure sorry you lost Bubba...it is hard to lose them. Hang in there!

Goatie pile up is great... I second Matty's question. I make my yogurt and I like it but it'd be nice if I could get it a bit thicker. It's awful runny...

~Tonia said...

For not so runny yogurt I took my friend Brenda's advice... I strained it through a tight weave cotton material. Its still a little runny after that.. But I used jello to flavor it this time so that firmed it up too. Its still a little more runny compared to store bought but not as bad. This was my first successful batch! After this I will get to experiment.. My kids are nervous now!Lol

Flat Creek Farm said...

Sorry about your dear Bubba :( Hey, homemade yogurt w/ goat's milk? Awesome! I make mine w/ boring ol' cow's milk.. lol. Would love to try anything made with goat's milk. Maybe next I need goats? :) This morning I thought I needed a cane to get around. Springtime is wearing me down! But I love it :) -Tammy

Brenda said...

I'm really sorry about Bubba.

I agree that your goat pile is beautiful! They were very patient with you cleaning out their house. They don't look worried at all!

Congratulations on the yogurt! I knew that if you stuck with it that it would come out good. There's so many wonderful things you can make with the goat milk.

Spring Lake Farm said...

Tonia - So sorry about Bubba! Everyone else looks extremely happy and healthy.

Take care,

Sandy

Rural Rambler said...

Tonia so sorry about Bubba.

I love the pile of cutie goaties too. All sizes, all colors. Sweet. I also love yogurt but for some reason it does not like me and dang it is so good for us! I also can't help but smile at you tub goats :)

Jennifer said...

I am so sorry to hear you lost Bubba! It is so hard to lose one.

I love the goat pile up pictures, they look very relaxed! Oh yes, their bedding can really pile up, it is because they waste so much of their hay and it ends up on the floor as more bedding...but we love them anyway!

Gail said...

Sorry about your loss, it is never easy. They are all such a part of our life and heart.

Looks like the egg and milk production is VERY good.

Wonderful pictures.

Kelle said...

Tonia,
Sorry for your loss of Bubba. Those are always the lessons you wish we didn't have to learn the hard way*sigh*
Looking forward to joking about milk and after almost 2 yrs with no milk I've sworn NEVER to complain about to much milk!*wink*
The goats look so content and happy! Love your photos.
Blessings,
Kelle

Love Life said...

I am so sorry about bubba.

goatpod2 said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, we have a Mini-Nubian named Bubba-Licious but we call him Bubba. We used to make yogurt here.

Amy

Calfkeeper said...

Sorry about Bubba.

Love your goat pile. The one with the spots is so cute.

My husband came across your blog by accident. We were wondering if you are in Laclede Co MO? We are in Dallas county...on our cow dairy.

Some of your commenters seem to come from Homesteading Today. It's funny what a small world this is.

I love your blog.

Rebecca

TJ said...

So sorry about Bubba! I hate learning things the hard way! I'm so glad there are so many bloggers out there and we can all share our successes as well as our trials.

On the yogurt--we mix in about 1 cup of powdered milk before we add the culture. It makes a nice yogurt--not quite as thick as store-bought. I guess we could add more than that, but we're happy with the thickness as it is.

I hope the rest of your spring is wonderful!