Dexter arrived at our farm yesterday, along with Flower’s daughter, Pansy, and we’re glad to have them reunited with their families. They’re all Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats (not pygmy goats, which are a meat breed).
Jeff in conversation with one of our Quail Belgian D’Anver (or Antwerp Belgian) chickens.
Jeff is scheduled for knee surgery this Wednesday and was just diagnosed with sacroiliitis today. Good thing we went ahead and had that extra yard hydrant installed down by the sheep, because I’ll have water duty for a while. Moral of the story: just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should do it… especially if you are nearing 40.
The old “long barn” – it used to house pigs and hens on the lower level, which is lovely inside and has lots of light and separate rooms. The pigs used to come out little “dog doors” into a cement yard that has since crumbled.
Sadly, the foundation has gone and the building won’t be around much longer. A friend may “rescue” the top half for his own farm. Right now, it houses my wool stash, my looms, and my goat cart/sleigh. It was built sometime in the 40s.
Current knitting: Malabrigo Pop-Top Mittens and matching scarf designed by Cindi Moist of Yellow Dog Knitting.
Sorry about the formatting being all askew; I don’t understand “floats” and I’m going to re-format for my next post (I hope).