Sorry I haven’t posted lately, life outside of the farm has been giving me a run for my money. It truly is a blessing to head home and have a safe haven after a long day at work. Somehow feeding, cleaning and taking care of the animals keeps you grounded.
Some updated news- I believe we will have some baby goats end of April through the beginning of May. Vanilla Bean is going into her 4th month and she definitely looks pregnant. Aspen looks smaller but I think we should be expecting babies in late spring. I am starting to get ready with my new milk stand.
The other news is the pigs have been doing such a good job we moved up their butcher date to the end of March. They have been a great bunch. Very friendly, loves to play and chase, and love attention. If we ever would keep a batch so far this would be the one.
The last item is we caught a muskrat in the barn one evening. It wasn’t doing any damage but we were surprised that it came in the barn. We decided to live trap it and let it go. That was a couple of weeks ago and as I was heading out to the pig pen, I saw it again. I am guessing it is living near the pond and come up to the pig pen for cover.