Saturday, December 23, 2017

It's Been A While.....

 
 I haven't posted in over a year. The last one was when my goat herd queen, Sunshine, passed away... Life for us got to be a whole bunch of crazy after that. The big farm didn't work out for us. It was a risk for us to begin with. But you never know till you try. It didn't work and we learned what we don't want... again... lol
 
 In the mean time Grand baby #2 was born in June. A sweet little guy named Justin joined his big brother Jackson and wrapped Mawmaw and Pawpaw around his sweet little fingers...

   We had to move..... again.... we downsized all our animals until we can get a chance to buy our own place, Lord willing... We currently are being allowed to keep our 13 goats, 3 pigs, 3 cows, 27ish chickens, 3 cats and 4 dogs...
   Our youngest daughter has plans to move to a farm she is working at in about 2 months and will take cows,dog's and cats with her.
   The middle daughter is working on figuring out exact plans but also plans on moving soon. When that happens, Kyle and I will be true empty nesters. We are proud of our girls and the adults they are growing into...

   So that brings me to our plans...
We are hoping to but around 10 acres hopefully without a house so we can build to our specifics. We are going raise our goats and continue with the small Kunekune and American Guinea hog cross pigs as well. They mix well with the goats.
 In the mean time I am going to be having classes about goats.. I have one scheduled for January. Our friends and local feed store has offered to let me have classes there when the weather warms up. I am excited. Because one of my favorite things to is talk goats and help others learn how best to care for their goats.
We are also coming up on kidding season starting around January 4th and have a sow due Dec 27th. We are ready for babies.
 So now that I have figured out mobile blogging maybe I will get back to regular blogging.
Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

Julia Prentice said...

I've been really bad at blogging too but hoping to change that in 2018. Sorry your farm dreams didn't pan out the way that you'd hoped but it sounds like you've got though and looking to the future with renewed hope. Have a great week! from Julia (NZ)