Sunday, June 14, 2015

goats and garden

Yesterday, one of us suggested that since we were at home to supervise them, maybe we should put ForestRanger (what I call the lads when referring to them collectively) out in the horse pasture, which is now unoccupied.  The other one of us pointed out that the fence there is far from goat proof.  They'll be busy, the first one assured the second, there is lots for them to eat out there.  So, a leash lesson for Forest (he did pretty well) and the two were moved for the day. 
Ranger was please and content with the arrangement
Forest soon decided to wander and ducked under the fence.  There were so many places a little goat could explore!

And then he found the equivelent of a goat playground!
And enjoyed himself thoroughly!

The does are giving us lots of milk these days.  We drink quite a bit, sell some, and there is a fair bit of yogurt and cheese making going on.  The pigs really enjoy the whey that is a byproduct of the cheese making. 
Boypig is a very enthusiastic napper

Out in the garden, with everything planted I am spending my hours hoeing and mulching.  Things look pretty good, although the peppers and basil are a little sad.  They got a top dressing of compost today and hopefully that will perk them up.

Schlepping leafmulch.  Like that old-time wheelbarrow?  Another family heirloom I think.

The roses are blooming in the corners of the garden.  So far no bugs, and I do enjoy the fragrance

The strawberries are almost ready!  Just in time for a visit from Kori later this week... pretty convenient timing!
The greenhouse is still providing my lettuce.  I ran across this visitor while picking my lunch today!

Kevin did a lot of tilling yesterday; potatoes and the pumpkin/squash patch.  Today there was a lot of dirt moving from one place to another with the help of Bob(cat).  It sure seemed like he was having an enjoyable time!  Kevin and Bob also helped me clean out part of the winter coop.  The young Austrolorps will be moving into that room in a day or two. 

So, that is the Ole Lake Farm update for this weekend.  Thanks for stopping by, and as always... Be Well.

1 comment:

  1. We don't have the entire pasture fenced, so we do tie the goats out when we can. They love eating the thistle tops. Your flowers look wonderful.