We are a christian homeschooling family of 4, living the farm life in north central Alabama. rWe are trying to live as simply and purposely as possible. Follow along as we pilgrim along this wonderful life!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Little Mr. Guernsey

He's just a little shy....
He doesn't understand where he's at. He knows HIS mother isn't anywhere to be found.
He's scared too, he told me so.

Are you my mother? You don't smell like my mother.

Are you my mother?

 I can't find her anywhere and I'm getting hungry!

I'm going to wait right here until she gets back from whatever important business she is taking care of. I'll wait RIGHT HERE till the cows come home if I have too.

I'll do some grooming while I'm waiting.
I need to look my best when my mom comes back to feed me.

I'll nibble on some grass while I'm waiting.

I guess I'll have to drink THIS instead. Maybe my mother will come soon. I know she has a big job making lots of good milk for people to enjoy. I know I like it a lot.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

UpDaTe for you ~~

Just a little drop in to see how you are.

We are busy as always. Not hardly get a chance to sit down, and when I do, it doesn't take me long to drift to sleep, ha ha!

Our garden has exceeding our expectations! My 6 rows of beans worked overtime, and gave me 110 quarts canned and several fresh meals, PLUS, I gave a whole picking to my mom, which gave her over 50 jars! The cucumbers did great also and we put up lots of jars of pickles, which I have requests for more.

The tomatoes aren't doing too good because we have some free range rabbits running loose, and they help themselves to lots of nibbles of this and that, and have destroyed them. We've got to catch them soon. They got loose and we have a terrible time trying to get them! One is a beautiful silver, and I really want his fur for a project I'm thinking on.

Missy is in heat again so we will breed her soon! Like ~~~ TODAY! Mr. Darcy is at a friends house, so we will go get him and see what happens! That means winter babies, which creates extra work for us, but I'm ok with that.

I have lots of pictures and tales to share, but we have been extremely busy.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We are Growing!

I have been searching on Craigslist for pigs and goats for a while. Well, I finally found the goats I have been looking for. (and a pig, but thats a different post!) They are beautiful! I was looking for spots and I found them!

I had to drive 3 hours one way to get them. It was completely worth it. They are full Nubian, not registered, but I don't care. The lady I got them from had a beautiful herd of goats. They were the prettiest goats I had ever seen. She had 2 more doelings for sale, but I was already dipping in the budget buying these two already. :)

One of the mothers of these gives 2 gallons daily at her peak! 2 gallons! I think that might be a record or something.

This fall they will be bred to Mr. Darcy. He's going to make the sweetest babies!