Ole Lake Farm is a special place in north central Minnesota. It has been the privilege of three generations of the Flowers family to live, work, hunt, and play on this land since 1966. We grow a small amount of produce like pumpkins and some grain each year, like corn and wheat, as well as raise chickens, goats,and pigs. We also manage our forest to produce lumber for construction projects and heat for our home.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
How to summarize the events of the past couple of days?
First of all, please be aware that all this has transpired
while ¾ of our household is sick.Kevin,
Kurt, and now I have come down with what seems to be the dreaded Norovirus (you
can go to the CDC website if you want to know more about this nasty thing).The guys have been hit the hardest by
far.Kevin has been sick since
Wednesday, and is still suffering the symptoms.So far, I’m getting off lightly with the headache, all over achiness,
fever, and lower GI issues.Kori is home
for spring break, and seems to have escaped it, at least I hope so.
Ivy has a snack!
So, late Thursday afternoon Vinca gave birth to these two
adorable little doelings.They are doing well, as is Vinca.Getting those kids out has done wonders for
her lameness, and she is getting around better.She is a great mom, reassuring them frequently in that special language goat
moms have for their kids.
And this young lady is Sunflower!
We lost Tunia on Friday afternoon, and that’s about all I
want to say about her right now.
We have been watching Daisy for signs of labor.Daisy has a way of just standing and staring
off into space, sometimes chewing her cud, and that is mainly what she did all
day on Friday, in between laying down and eating.She ate a hearty supper as usual, and when
Kevin checked on her at 8:30 before collapsing into bed, she was no
We were woken up at 10:00 by Kori calling up the stairs that
Daisy had had her kids.Just like
that.And, she said, wait until you see
how cute one of them is…well, all baby
goats are cuter than cute, so how can one be especially cute, I had to
wonder.So, Kevin and I dragged
ourselves out and yep, there they were.You
can be the judge of which one is the cutest.They were still kind of wet at this point, but Daisy was doing the mom
thing, licking them and talking to them.Last year, her first babies got a little neglected at first, but I guess
she has matured a bit. It was getting pretty cold last night, so we decided to
move them into the kennel in the shop for the night.