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First Fresheners

23 Sep

As I start thinking about next year’s kidding, I have quite a few girls who will have kids for the first time.  The two-year-olds are:

Trace

Purl

Flora

2TC

My only true yearling to be a first freshener will be Perdita.

Perdita

She’ll wait until June, so that will give her a bit more time to grow.

Who’s Staying?

18 Aug

As I’ve begun selling this year’s kids, I’ve had to think about who is staying.  It’s never easy.  I mentioned Ruby is leaving, but you might remember Flora was also on my list to sell.

Flora

Then I couldn’t decide. She is Popcorn’s only friend.

Popcorn

Maybe I should sell Trace instead, but I really think I have to see what an adorable baby she and Benji will make.

Trace

So, I am going to keep both of them.

Flora fighting with 2TC

The kids from this year are much easier to decide.  I am keeping Pretzel.

Pretzel

She and Frodo are going to give me the perfect kid.

Frodo

But Frodo and Rosie are both staying.

Frodo and Rosie

I have a backup plan for the perfect kid.  Heaven forbid anything should happen to Pretzel or Frodo, I do have a backup plan.  That is Rosie.

Rosie

And Lemuel.  Those two will also give me a perfect kid.  I’m not sure I’ll keep him that long, but he is my insurance.

Lemuel

Don’t forget, I decided early in the spring that Perdita was too cute and smart and sassy to sell.

Sassy little Perdita

That’s it.  Unless I can make Sylvia tame.

Sylvia

She’s beautiful and would make a great milking doe.  You know, if I could tame her down.

Other Things

2 Jul

I had to call my mom in to help me get the cherry jam made because I was busy kidding, but we managed to get it done and a batch of wild raspberry.  That’s a good start to the canning season.

cherry and raspberry jam

I planned to have a few potatoes in the garden, but I ended up with a ridiculous number of potato plants, so I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with the harvest.  I think I’m going to do homemade frozen french fries.

frozen

I tried it, and it turned out pretty darn good!

ready to eat

I should hopefully have enough to share with the rest of the family.

Now that I have the herd divided, I’m thinking I might need to move another milking doe over with the moms.  Joy is looking a bit run down raising her two big boys.

Joy and Olaf

I’m thinking she might appreciate coming over to join her maa,  Zinnia, and Grandmaa Haley and getting some TLC and sweet feed.

Swen

Here’s a random little rainbow after one of the pop-up showers last week.  We still need a lot more rain, but I am grateful for what we did get.

Trace came up from pasture the other day looking like she had a bit of an accident.

Trace

Pretty sure she took a roll in the ditch.

Pretzel is making friends with the other June kids.

Ivy (on the bench) and Pretzel

Here’s a random picture of Wanda.

Wanda

Finally, another one of Pretzel.

Pretzel

She’s such a little cutie!