It’s been a while I know! Life has been moving on and days are busy and full, although I do sneak in a nap just about every day. 😉
Near the end of March, our first kids (twins) were born, a week later another set of twins joined the flock and then a week later, the last doe also had twins. Pictured above are the second set, Holly and Hero. 🙂 All the kids are white just like their daddy. I was hoping for a bit more colour since the mama goats are black and white and one of them is mostly brown, but the kids are real sweet and so fun to watch. We named them Max and Maddie, Holly and Hero, and Cordelia and Cranberry. I’ll have to get a picture of them out in the pasture. I’ve started miking the mamas once a day and am very happy with the amount of milk they are giving. I enjoy having our own milk!
This past week, I finally got the raspberry patch weeded and mulched. I’ve been working slowly on this project as we have had a wet spring here and plus being now 31 weeks pregnant, I’m not as agile as I usually am. I’m planning on planting a garden this spring and counting on the children to help me keep it up after the baby arrives. I love gardening and can’t imagine not having one, I’ll down size a bit…. The children are a big help and one of our daughters has already said she will pick and snap the beans this summer. She loves doing that. 🙂
Baby news! We are having another boy!! This gives us 6 boys and 3 girls. The last 4 will be all boys…. The 3 younger boys have so much fun together, it will be cute to add in another boy to the mix. Sisters were hoping for another little sister, but God knows best and gave us a boy. We are looking forward to meeting him and the count down is on, about 9 weeks left! They will be busy weeks too. Still haven’t yet settled on a name for him yet.
This is a tiny update of our life here on the homestead. 🙂 I need to go out and separate the kids (goats) from their mamas for the night, so that I can milk in the morning.