We have a Baby!!!!(goat) This morning there was the first kidding of the second batch of ladies. These are all first timers so they should have pretty small singles this round. We were kind of hoping for Meadow to go first but its just the way the cookie crumbles. The momma was not one we would have guessed as first to kid, her udder is still a bit small. But the little one figured out eating really fast. Some times it takes ages for them to figure out how to drink from a bottle. It’s good warm up for having a fussy baby. But this one just started chugging away.
The strawberry moon lived up to it’s name this past monday. Marshall and I were collecting round bales from the old carnival field when it rose below the cloud ceiling. It was really a thing to see. From our house we would have missed the whole thing because of how the hill to our east blocks the horizon. It made having to be out at 8:30 collecting bales totally worth it. It’s so easy to forget how much more we can do during these long summer days compared to those darn 4:30 sunsets in the middle of winter. It’s a little rough on the body but thats what those early winter nights are for I guess. It wasn’t totally dark on our way home and we didn’t have nearly as many bales to move so our drive home was much less exciting thankfully.
Meadow is starting to take the baby bag in the car with her when ever she goes anywhere. I think she is pretty ready have this new addition come out. Saturday is her official due date and everything is looking good with the baby. She is finally sending me to market on Saturday. She had a good run of markets and I don’t do it nearly as well has her. But she will probably be a bit more comfortable at home.
We are a little behind of last year’s harvesting schedule. I have all our records from the past couple years that i review every week just to see what we had going on. Having both high tunnels filled with critters this past winter slowed our earlier planting down a bit and that is what is hitting us now. And I’m sure Meadow having a critter in her has slowed us down a little too. But as of right now we have more stuff planted then we have ever had before, so every week we will start building our crop line up more and more. It makes me even more excited for next year when we will have our back fields ready to go, a year of child rearing under our belt and a little bit better timing with our animals.