I had forgotten how miserable really hot weather can be! The dogs don’t want to go outside and I don’t either.
Here is a picture taken last week on the porch when both Faye and Linus wanted to sit on my lap at the same time. We miss Linus this week – he was easy to have around.
Meet Bill and Rose from Illinois who stopped at the farm on their way to Colorado. Rose has loved Susannah since she was born and she arrived with treats! Does it look like Susannah enjoyed them? She put her mouth right down into the animal crackers container and started chomping away. Thank you, Rose – that was very sweet of you to bring her treats and the dogs as well. You are spoiling them!
This is Sally, Susannah’s twin sister, who lives with the other goats. I’m somewhat concerned about her because she isn’t eating and I find her lying outside in the hot sun during the middle of the day. I have given her a private area now so I can keep my eye on her. Goats are notorious for butting another goat down when they aren’t feeling well. There is a real “pecking order” among goats and I separated Sally to let her rest in the shade just in case one of the other goats was preventing that.
Here’s a shot of Buckwheat and Alfalfa.
And here’s Rosie – for those of you who remember Zach, Rosie was his mom.
We are starting to plan our fall event for some Saturday in October. We’ve got some new plans to implement and I’ll tell you all about it when we finalize everything.
Labor Day weekend – Rick’s son, Eric and fiancée, Nikki, are traveling to our house from Greenbush, MN – about as far north as Minnesota goes and we are looking forward to a relaxing weekend with them. Hope it cools down a bit so we can sit on the screened porch!
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Have a safe holiday weekend, everybody!
Customer recommended books:
“The Heist” by Janet Evanovich
“Ladies Night” by Mary Kay Andrews
“The Gin Lovers” by Jamie Benner
I’m going to make these muffins this weekend:
Cranberry Walnut Muffins
4 T. softened butter
½ c. applesauce
6 ounces plain low fat yogurt
1 t. vanilla
1-1/2 c. flour
2 T. sugar
2 t. baking powder
¼ t. baking soda
¾ c. dried cranberries
1/3 c. chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine butter, egg, applesauce, yogurt and vanilla. Mix.
Mix dry ingredients in another bowl. Add fruit and nuts.
Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
Spoon into muffin tins. Bake 25 minutes.
Makes 6-8 large muffins.