Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Life has been busy! The weather finally warmed up too... yay!
I have been making a lot of cheese lately - mainly mild feta, mozzarella (found/created a *good* recipe), ricotta (made with the mozz whey) and cream cheese. And it all gets devoured pretty quickly ;)!
We haven't had any more kids born since Piglet's a few weeks ago. There are 4 does left to kid, the 1st one is a yearling doe due in about 2 weeks... not sure if she is bred or not. 2 weeks after her a mature Nubian doe ("Baby Ruth") is due and she is definitely pregnant ;). So are the other 2 due after her... very wide!
We got a new truckload of hay in about a week and a half ago and it's new hay from this year - super nice!! If you are looking for good hay, give us a call!
I was looking thru pictures and found this one of Peppy, the baby llama, with somebody's glasses on him - goofy llama, LOL!!
Since none of the does are really coming into heat anymore, all the bucks are turning white again instead of yellow.
A couple have gained a few extra pounds. . . no worries though, they'll shed those extra pounds off come Fall when they aren't so lazy ;).
The pasture is growing very well this year - very thankful for that. Right now there are about 40 ewes or so and 40 does, plus 2 llamas, a jenny and 2 cows out on the 40 acres and it's doing great. Still with all that I don't think they can keep up with the growth.
And for those of you who may have wondered - we faired just fine through the storms that have battered this part of the country the past few weeks. We got some big hail and lots of rain, but no tornados. . . praise the Lord. There were some pretty close, but thankfully none came too close.
That's it for now!
Have a good day!
Posted by Good Goats at 8:51 AM