Meet my co-workers!
As most of you know, I have a farm. It is so exhausting and sad sometimes, but other times, most times, it grounds me. If I'm having a bad day, I can go out to my barn with a handful of cookies, and every being in there is my best friend. Pay attention to that cookie part....because if those are not in my hand, all bets are off! As much work as it is, as tired as I get when I have to do middle of the night checks on my does (female goats) that are close to birth, I wouldn't change it for the world. I love looking out my door and seeing my goats, ducks, chickens and horses. It brings me peace beyond anything that living in a neighborhood could.
Let me take you on a tour of my farm...well, an animal tour. Currently I have a handful of goats (clears throat), a bigger handful of chickens, and a large handful of ducks, 2 horses and a donkey. (I'll never tell the real numbers!)
We have a few ducklings on the farm right now and more on their way. They are so fun to watch learning to play in puddles and eat the bugs and seeds. Mom is never very far and keeps a watchful eye.
I just love watching them learn and play. They are ALWAYS in a line behind mom...how do they know to follow in like that? It is an instinct I'll never understand.
Unlike the chickens and chicks. Those are generally EVERYWHERE. I have a set right now that have 3 mama's raising them. That is a first on our farm. They are very happy to peacefully watch over these little ones and teach them the ways of the farm. They are doing a great job too!
And now, without ado, here are my coworkers. Without these ladies, I would not get the beautiful Goat Milk Soap that I make. We have to have a good relationship or it just does not work. It is no fun wrangling a 200 lb goat to get her to do something you want her to do but she doesn't think she needs to do. It doesn't work. I love these girls. They bring me joy. They each have names and totally different personalities.
This is Loreili. She had babies for her first time (this is called a first freshener) a couple of months ago. She is a fantastic mom and loves her kids.
This was one of the kids on our farm. She is so sweet. I sold her to a lovely family yesterday.
This is Gypsy. She will give birth anytime now. Want to guess how many she has? She only had one last year.
This Owen. he is to be our herd sire for 2020 kidding. He is a pretty little guy and we have high hopes for him!
So there you have it! Without these goats, there wouldn't be lovely Cypress Scents Goat Milk Soap for all of us to enjoy.
Guess how many kids Gypsy has! The first one that comes the closest, wins a bar of soap of their choice. Leave a comment and tell me how many kids she has, the sex of each kid and what day she will have them.
Her kidding history: She had 1 boy last year on her due date. Her due date this year is April 13th.
(CONTEST ENDS WHEN SHE KIDS..COULD BE TODAY OR COULD BE IN A WEEK!)