Spring is here, I’m sure it is because we’re up to our knees in babies!
It isn’t actually raining babies (at least I hope not, we have 7 expectant mommas tucked safely in the barn though).
So far this year we have had 2 lambs and 18 goats. We still have 6 more ewes (sheep) that are pregnant, and 14 more does (goats). We have a ways to go before bottles are no longer a part of our daily routine.
The most recent babies are from Velvet Rose. For those of you who don’t know how much I love Velvet, you might need to read a few blogs back, I’m sure I wax on about her plenty. I seriously adore this lovely lady. She has given me just cause. This year alone… check out these kids:
So, let’s pretend that isn’t enough. Her first daughter (Xenia) gave me 5 liters of milk 3 days ago. This time of year I don’t normally keep that close of track, but I was so surprised by her morning milking I decided to pay attention that evening too. Yep. 5 liters when she was just under 2 weeks fresh (fresh=had babies).
Genetics for milk, personality of a pet, babies to capture the eye and the heart… how could I not adore Velvet?
Back to the bottle… for the babies, not for me (this time).
For some fun baby videos (our Kid-ergarten), check out the farm Facebook page (littlebrownfarm)! More kids just joined the class.
Cheese news to come soon!!