Monday, June 20, 2011

The Goings-On Around Here!

Chocolate mint tea...
It is soooo good!!!

My elephant garlic...
Harvested them tonight and they are now hanging out to dry!

One little broody Hen settling in!
She kept trying to set were everyone likes to lay their eggs.
So we gave her her own little nest with 5 eggs.

The newest chicks from Brenda..
Her hen hatched 9 little chicks...

Another little broody hen...
She is an escapee and made her nest under the electric fence in a wade of thorn trees...
I will have to grab the babies quick or the cat will eat them when they hatch.
We tried moving her but she freaked out a little..

 Ethel due in August.....

Katie making faces!!
Her and Pixy are visiting with Moses for a while!
Hoping for babies sometime in November..

Queen Sunshine and one of her minions Sissy...

Skittles in front almost as tall as Sissy...
To bad he wasn't a girl.....

Trying to keep everything watered around here. We got some rain the other day but I went out to check things and they needed water all ready. Suppose to Possibly get some rain tomorrow. I went ahead and watered some tonight and will turn the sprinklers on some first thing in the morning.
 In another week or so we will have more Squash than we can eat(Maybe) had the first one tonight. It was sooo good! Cant wait to add Zucchini to that.  Green beans and Pumpkins are doing good too!
 I am getting new little goat will post more on that later.. Speaking of goats the Dreaded chore is Once again overdue..... Yep you got it Hoof Trimming..... ick...

 Mark 8:35-37
35For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

10 comments:

Carol said...

Your garlic looks great... I was noticing tonight that mine should be harvested pretty soon too. Didn't plant as much last fall as normal but will have enough for most of the winter.
I keep meaning to plant chocolate mint and just never get around to it.
The goats all look great!

Brenda said...

Wow - the garlic did good! All your critters look very happy. You'll have chicks hatching soon at your place too with those broody hens. :D

goatpod2 said...

Nice pictures! My Mom has made chocolate mint iced tea before since we have some chocolate mint here.

Blessings,

Amy

MilkMaid09 said...

Glad to see things are cookin' 'round your place. We've had a little more rain than you guys, but we still wind up watering a lot too. Can't wait to here about your new arrival!

Anonymous said...

Love the pix of the broody hen and Sissy!I have had luck enclosing the location of the wild nest with chicken wire. The chix can get out the goat fence and that will drive the mother wild and the cats ecstatic.. Good luck! We are finally getting some nice hot weather!

Anonymous said...

oh sorry that was me, tree, lol it didn't post my ID on the comment.

Anonymous said...

now the first comment vanished...weird.and still coming up as anon

small farm girl said...

Dumb question: I thought you could only breed goats in the fall. Was I wrong about that?

*~*~*~*~Tonia said...

Not a dumb question Some breeds will breed year around. Boers, Kikos Nigerian dwarfs and Pygmies usually.. Most dairy breeds will start coming in heat around the end of July first of August. Alot of it has to do with your climate Seems like the cool weather triggers heat cycles. We had a cool spell and they started coming in heat. So I stuck my yearlings in with the buck.. They may not do anything if so Yeah if not well they can help him eat down the back pasture till they do come in heat!

Feral Female said...

Everything looks just dandy on your farm!!