Tagged "2013-3"

Goat Birthing Madness: The Elite Eight

Milk lips. Ready for a napCalima and Chinook, born to Zephyr (names of winds)

We're in the midst of our own version of March Madness. Goat Birthing Madness! Finally, a week after we posted about Sandia, our first goat born on the farm, we're getting a little breather and have a minute to catch up with you. Over the intervening time we've had four more does kid and now we're awash with eight little adorable baby goats. We have one more expecting mother, Mayday, who is due on April 8th, and then our kidding season is over for the year. Despite being relatively sleep deprived and having been covered in baby goat poop, pee, milk, amniotic fluids, or a melange of the four (there comes a time when you realize that it's absolutely pointless to put clean jeans on) for the past 5 days, It's been a joy and a true privilege to see these precious little beings come into the world. 

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First Goat Birth on the Farm! (Video bonus, too)

Sandia, Little Seed's first official goat baby :)

On Tuesday we had our first goat birth on the farm! She was born to one of our Nubian first fresheners, Tijeras. (A first freshener is a goat that has not previously kidded). We weren't expecting her arrival until today so you can imagine our surprise when we found a perfectly dry and fuzzy baby goat in the pasture next to Tijeras when we went to check on the herd in the afternoon! Izzy our LGD was right there with her, protecting the baby and mama and giving the little baby a few licks here and there. 

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"I Hope You Keep Making Soap"

First soap package 2013 and we are still making soap in 2017!
First package style from 2013 and we are still making soap in 2017!

We've heard this refrain from a number of customers recently. Most of them are already reordering for a second or third time. Clearly, it's a huge compliment and we couldn't be happier with the customer feedback thus far. But that specific comment always seemed to linger in my head. "I hope you keep making soap."

What does it mean?

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Hello, We're James and Eileen

After over 1.5 years of writing blog posts under our offal pseudonyms we finally came to the conclusion that it's time to use our own names. Hell, it's almost Spring, why not start it off with a bang?

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Due Dates and Baby Bumps

It is almost time!

Ever since we bred the goats this past October, I've been counting down to their due dates. The anticipation has increased many fold since drying them off early in January. For the past few months our schedule has been wildly different than our previous days on the farm. My twice a day treks out into the pasture to collect the herd and intimate one-on-one milking time with each goat has been reduced to our once daily visit when we check on the herd, give fresh water, and feed hay, sprouted grains and minerals. The luxury of drinking the milk from our own herd and eating the cheese we make from it has been suspended until our goats are back in milk this Spring. The return of these enjoyable pieces of our farm life will be accompanied by something I'm looking forward to just as much as the milk (maybe more) - baby goats!

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