Tag Archives: kids

To Make Lotion

24 Apr

I’ve had a couple of people ask when I’m going to have lotion back in my online store.  In order to make lotion, I need goat milk.  I have one thing preventing me from getting milk.

Athena

Athena is really not quite ready to give it up.  Notice how she’s trying to cut her mom off and stop her from walking.

Caroline, Penny, Cinnamon and Athena, and Joani

I’m sure Cinnamon would be willing, but I think it will be a couple more weeks before I try to wean her (or just shut her in overnight).

Athena and Cinnamon

Then I’ll get to make lotion again!

Until then, all I have left is past it’s sell by date, which means it’s all mine!

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Already Thinking of Next Year

21 Apr

Each year I have to remember to get a “tail count” picture.  One year I almost forgot, and the kids were getting really big by the time I got one.  This year, I figure my “tail count” kids are going to be Zephyr and Hermes.

Zephyr, Hermes and Wanda

I’ve been trying to catch them, but they seem to always have their mom in between them.  That might be appropriate since she and her twin were my 2015 tail count kids.

They are bouncy too.

I do think I finally got one that will work though!

Now I just have to not lose it on my computer before next year.  Or I can keep trying for a better one.

Still Struggling with the Weather

18 Apr

We’re still cold.  It’s miserable.  I swore I’d never have kids in February again because it just doesn’t work well.  It’s hard for moms to meet their own needs and feed kids when they aren’t out on pasture.  It’s hard for me to make sure they get enough hay.  Even though we are half way through April, this is what we’re struggling with.

Ava and Giselle

I have a whole lot of kids who are getting bottles.  I’m going through a little more than a gallon a day.

It takes about an hour to make bottles, feed kids, and clean up.  I don’t know how I’d do it if my mom weren’t coming out to do the morning feedings.

Zeus

It also makes it challenging to do anything.  Every time I step into the barnyard, they seem to think I should give them a bottle.

Zeus, Hera, and Juno

Hopefully, I’ll be able to get a cute picture or two of Punkin without camera shake.

Or without her running towards me.

On top of that, my moms can’t even go to pasture to eat, and it’s getting hard to get hay.  Luckily my nephew made tons of hay last summer.  He even bought a few more big bales.

He brought me two big square bales today.  It’s a challenge to carry those flakes in and try to get them where everyone can eat, but I’m just glad I still have hay to feed them.

I don’t think I ever remember a more challenging year to be able to take care of everyone.