Finally.....a slow, peaceful morning in my life to write a few lines and hopefully update those who may be still following my much neglected blog (chirp, chirp,chirp,chirp from the crickets).Still working on transferring to my domain but having to wait on a new intern to catch up with m
Over the next weeks, we are preparing to bring in more power lines, dig the well and pour the slab for our HOME on the farm.....this small and efficient barndominium living has been fun. But our dream has always been to have a place for family and friends to gather,relax and entertain. I will share the construction journey as it progresses.
Even though we are in transition to our home, permanent barn,etc... it has become official, I am a goat farmer now. Just owning a few goats was simply having my own personal petting zoo. But actually breeding, kidding, milking and bottle feeding is a whole NEW lifestyle. Oh....did I mention that I am in heaven?
My herd queen Bella, had her first baby, under a FULL moon, about 2 weeks ago. A little Doeling named "Moonshine". This little girl is a spunky little thing and is giving me hours of giggles with her classic baby goat antics. Bella is already blessing us with over a half gallon of milk every day which is keeping "Moo" in bottles of milk and providing cheese, kefir and soap for my family.
Settling into a routine of twice a day milking has been a little challenging. But, as with anything new, it is becoming just part of my daily routine. Hubby and I milked this morning, then bottle fed the baby. Now enjoying homemade sourdough breakfast sandwich made with einkorn ancient grain wheat, grass fed butter, our raw goat cheese and local eggs. What a delicious Sunday morning treat. And of course, it would not be complete without a glass of raw goat kefir....this batch is flavored with vanilla bean and organic maple syrup ( a new favorite recipe).
Well off to track down a cow that seems to have taken up residence on our property. Has left quite a few, ummmm patties all over the place. I already asked hubs if I can keep it if we can't find it's owner-haha. And then while we are cow hunting, we are on the lookout for our neighbors Emu that got loose last night! What does your day hold?
Here is my delicious einkorn sourdough using ancient grain flour from Jovial in Italy. It is crusty and delicious.
Raw goat kefir with maple syrup and vanilla bean- my recent obsession!
And lastly, Moonshine(1 hour hold) and her friend ,6 month old , Ellie Mae......Awwwwww!