Farm News

The Farm News this week is all about the goats. I welcomed 4 little goats to the farm last Saturday – 2 black and white ones and a pair of blonde twins, all girls.

New girls4 New Girls

The black and white ones are Rosie II and Oreo and the blondies are Monika, named after the previous owner, and Sierra, her neighbor who is also getting into goats.

Black & White New girls up closeNew girls having fun

Everybody is getting along quite well – no big disagreements and I have moved them from the east side of the barn to the west side several times just to get them comfortable with all their surroundings. Susannah is quite interested in them – what’s with her? I didn’t think she liked anybody but me – ha!

I’ve been cleaning in the haymow and this afternoon after a particularly dirty 3 hours, I posted on the blog that if you have ever thought you’d like to come to camp in the barn, let this year be the year because I don’t think I can handle this again.  Tables in barnDirty chairs in barnDirty Barn

If the weather is nice, I let Emma, Susannah and Baby Moo wander about the yard after chores. Tonight I found Emma back by the Civil War fabric building making Jackie’s acquaintance – it was a one sided conversation.

Emma by Reproduction Building Emma talking to Jackie

When I checked the barn I found Baby Moo sitting on her butt like a dog. What’s with that?? I have never seen a goat sitting up.

Baby Moo sitting on rear Baby Moo close up Baby Moo from beside

Ina got a new great granddaughter today! Her name is Mila — I have always loved that name.


That’s all till next week, folks!



Just for a laugh…

Paul Newman founded the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children stricken with cancer, AIDS, and blood diseases. One afternoon, he and is wife, Joanne Woodward, stopped by to have lunch with the kids. A counselor at a nearby table, suspecting the young patients wouldn’t know Newman was a famous movie star, explained, That’s the man who made this camp possible. Maybe you’ve seen his picture on his salad dressing bottle?’ Blank stares. ‘Well, you’ve probably seen his face on his lemonade carton.’ An eight-year-old girl perked up. ‘How long was he missing?’

6 thoughts on “Farm News

  1. Mary Rhodes

    Just wondering are the goats milking goats? If not what is reason for so many goats? Where I live they have them for milk, meat, yarn, and lawn mowers. Just curious.

  2. nancy wingo

    I know what a barn is, but what is a haymow? Love your posts. Haven’t seen a recent of pic of your new look. Can you take a selfie?

  3. Launa

    Looks like darling Mila was thinking “I might be a quilter like my grandma, Ina!” So precious in the picture.
    99 degrees coming this late afternoon. Good time for some quilting.

  4. Glenda

    Have you seen the video of the cat saving the little boy from the dog? Look it up on You Tube. It is amazing! I heard on one of the newscasts that the cat followed the family home from the park and has been by the little boy’s side since he was first born. Below is the link if you can’t find it.

  5. Ann Barlament

    I too was curious about your fascination with goats. I know that if I had some, they would be my lawn mowers.

  6. Cindy

    Want to say “Thank you” for your blog and updates! It is fun to read what you are doing, and you do keep busy! I hope to visit your location this summer, it is on my list…hope you have a great spring and summer. Hope to do a quilt camp sometime in the future, in the haymow, and if you need some help/recruits put out an apb! Bet you would get a few additional assistants.

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