Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More canning

Just finished up canning 16 pints of green beans. Ate a yummy salad with broccoli, tomatoes and cukes from my garden. Had to buy the romaine though, my lettuce has not done well this year! Hopefully I'll have more of a crop this fall. It keeps getting pounded into the ground by the rain! Not all that much to report here. Naomi is bred now so she will kid around mid December. Then I'll begin breaking her to the milk stand. I will breed Tulip back around October and then breed Star probably in December. I should (crossing fingers) have year round milk this year without a break. If I can keep Tulip going until December, which at the rate she is producing now doesn't seem like it is going to be a problem.

Ellie is recovering nicely from her little mange situation......the other dogs are great as well. I'm having lots of fun riding Champ since I got Boss sold (although Champ isn't exactly loving it!) Champ is the type of horse that likes to stand over to the side and hope that you can't see him......unless you have horse cookies of course. Then he loves you until the cookies are gone. He has gotten more affectionate since Boss is gone, but that is to be expected as his horse herd is gone and all he has are us and the goats! I can't believe that I quit riding for almost two years! That was silly of me, but it's a pain when you've got a horse tearing around the pasture screaming their head off because of being left behind! I'm definitely a one horse gal!

Things are good here, hope they are good there as well!

Till next time............GOD BLESS FROM GOODWIFE FARM!


  1. I had a horse a long time ago, a lovely experience :) Hope all goes well with the goat kidding. We have at least two here that are due soon, but I don't know quite when. One of these days we will be surprised!

  2. Hi Amy! Yeah I love my horses. I've had horses since I was 13 and Champ, my current horse I've had for almost 10 years. He's my boy and brings me lots of joy!

    This will be Naomi's first kidding so hopefully it will go well. She came from a kidding of 6 (yup, I said 6) so I'm hoping that she doesn't have more than 2 her first time. What kind of goats do you have?

  3. We have Nubians. I had them before I was married, and had lots of kiddings then, but I had a nearby friend that helped out once in awhile if there were difficulties. Now, so far, we have had one kidding with one baby doe and we were surprised by her in the morning. I think that is usually the way of things, but I do worry.....


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