Tag Archives: Stormy

The Milk Room

1 Jul

In between the kidding, hide-and-goat-seek, fence repairs, and everything else, I’ve been working in the milk room.  If you’ve been very observant, you might have noticed the progress.

Clockwise from Dolly, Sidney, Andy and LilyAnn

Andy, Dolly and Cookie’s boys

Dolly and Andy

Well, I am pleased to announce that it is so close to being truly finished that I’m going to say it’s done!

milk room viewed through the screen door from the soap room

I added the trim, and other than possibly putting handles on the bottom cupboard doors and fixing the spots we messed up the wall, it’s done.

I already love the cupboards for my medical and hoof supplies.

The counter is perfect for setting my gallon tote on (instead of the floor) once I wean kids and start milking in earnest.

Cinnamon

The goats really haven’t noticed.  As long as they get their food, they’re happy!

Stormy

While I was doing cupboards and using up reclaimed counter tops, I put this in the garage!

I plan to put my photography stuff in here.  Did I mention I’m trying to turn it into a little photography studio?

If all goes well, by the end of the summer, my garage will be completely done!  I can only hope!

Cinnamon Insists

18 May

I noticed the other day that one side of Cinnamon’s udder looked quite full.  She was also kind of talking to me in a demanding voice, so I milked her out.

Cinnamon Blackboer

Now she’s decided that it’s an everyday thing.  She’s weaning Norm so she can go in to be milked.

Well, in all fairness, he’s old enough to be weaned.

Cinnamon and Norm

It still hasn’t been long enough since they were wormed for me to use the milk, so it’s going to the freezer for future bottle kids.

Because Cinnamon insists on being milked, I have Dolly, Haley and Stormy lining up to be milked too.  They, however, are not weaning their kids.

Dolly with LilyAnn, Sidney, and Andy

Stormy’s teats are usually wet and slimy from Ghost having just nursed when she comes in.

Ghost

I’m going to have to figure out how to wean some kids, so I can start milking in earnest.  I have the feeling I’m going to need it soon to help with some June triplets.

Harley

I also have a Cutie Pie who must remember me telling her she’d get to be a milking girl when she grew up.

Cutie Pie Goodberry

I must have forgot to mention the whole having a baby first part because she’s as insistent as Cinnamon that she needs to come into the milk room and eat some sweet feed.  I guess I’ll call it training.

I do hope you’ll come back tomorrow for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.

Friday’s Hunt v3.19

12 May

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter.  Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be:  Starts with T, Week’s Favorite, and food.   I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top.  I am crazy busy with teaching and working on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with S:  All the goats ever on the farm that start with S: Sage, Sage, Sal, Sallie, Sam, Sam, Sampson, Sandy, Sara, Sarah, Sasha, Scarlet, Scooby, Scott, Scout, Scout, Shaggy, Sherlock, Sherman, Shirley, Sidney, Silas, Silas, Silas, Simon, Simon, Sis, Skip, Skipper, Snap, Snape, Sofie, Sparkle, Sparrow, Special Ed, Spice, Spike, Spot, Squiggy, Squirt, Squishy, Stan, Stan, Star, Stormy, Strawberry, Sue, Sugar.

Stormy is one of my milking girls.  I found out from the vets that the withdrawal on Cydectin (what I used to worm them) has a fourteen day withdrawal on milk (17 for meat).  That’s good.  I will still probably work on freezing milk for kids to drink before I use it for lotion, but it’s good information to have.

Stormy

Week’s Favorite:  Our weather has been beautiful this week.  The goats are happy to get back to their lush pasture.  That makes me happy.

Coral

Family:  I usually have goats all hanging with their family, but the kids are getting old enough that they are all off playing while their moms are eating.  So you get nine-year-old twin sisters, Stormy and Litha.  I already mentioned that Stormy is one of the girls I milk, and Litha is the only goat on the farm to have quadruplets.

Stormy and Litha

Now it’s your turn!