Well, time for an update. Yesterday (Sunday) I wiped myself out moving over 200 bales of hay (with help, of course) and then going swimming. Below are some photos from the past few days.
Monday, May 31, 2010
The goats are watching something very closely. . .
the new pig. My brother got a boar to breed his guilt (the boar is the red one).
peas in the garden,
tiny cucumber plants! Cucumber plants grow SOO fast, it's crazy. I "inspected" the bigger plants earlier today and found several *tiny* cucumbers growing, yay! I think it'll be a week or so by the time we get cucumbers, Mom thinks it'll be longer. . . we'll see who's right ;).
Today I made an udder balm/salve for the does. First, I chopped up some fresh peppermint leaves (the recipe called for them to be dried or wilted, but they weren't, and it called for a few other things that I didn't have so just left them out).
a chopped up comfrey leaf,
then I covered it in olive oil, added a few drops of tea tree oil, and put it on low heat for a few hours.
I then strained the herbs out and added enough bees wax for it to be thick. The way to check if there is enough bees wax is to dip a metal spoon in the mixture and then put it in the freezer for a few minutes. If it comes out how you like it, good. If not, add more olive oil or more bees wax as needed.
The finished product. . . probably will use it on some of the does' udders tomorrow!
Well, lots of photos, but I don't have much else to say! Anyone looking for some nice milkers. . . I have a few and know of others for sale.
Have a good night!
Posted by Good Goats at 8:23 PM