Thursday, March 31, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Lots of things happening around here lately. Between kidding and construction I've barely had time to cook and do laundry (poor Ryan has to fend for himself, and even makes meals for me sometimes). Here's some pictures to give you an idea...
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Here are some long over due pictures of the progress we've made in the creamery, parlor and milk house. Pretty much all of the walls are up (just the finishing touches in the aging room and bathroom left), and I've painted a primer on the plywood in the utility room and office. You'll notice that the cement in some places looks very grey - that's because I've painted it with a epoxy paint to make it more cleanable. I also painted the curb of the parlor platforms, and I think it looks rather nice. Also, there were 2 more baby goats born today! The mother is Nutmeg, this is her 3rd lactation. I'm very excited to say that she had 2 girls! Not only does she have a nice udder, she is half Nubian and thus has a very high butter fat and protein average (which makes more cheese!). Nancy Reagan (black, La Mancha ears) was born first, and then Lady Bird Johnson (brown, normal ears!, and wattles). Way to go, Nutmeg!
Friday, February 26, 2016
What luck! We have beautiful weather for our cement project. It might be hard to imagine that it will eventually become a parlor, milk house, utility room and small office, but to me it is finally less of a dream and more of a reality! (But maybe I'm the only one that can see that yet...)