I know I have been pretty absent since June and have no explanation but life got busy...My photography business took off quicker than I ever dreamed...Feel so blessed to be able to turn something I love into my "job"...Right now I am enjoying a little quiet time after the Christmas rush...I have paperwork to catch up on and still a couple of sessions to edit, but my heart and brain need a little good ole quiet country time.
In some area's things have been going rapidly around here and others slower than wet Saturday afternoon.
Today I just wanted to share a couple of things happening this week/month at Our Country Home.
Rocky the PITA Blue Healer (is that a breed hehe) on one of the last round bale that will be cut on our property....The 55acres behind us is going to be cow pasture...So they (the neighbors) will no longer be cutting hay...which means they will not be cutting our back 3 acres either...That is why the goats (and future sheep) are going to be so important to us...They will provide a lawn mowing service during the summer months and come fall fill our freezer...the sheep will that is...the goats get to stay year round.
So you see we are fixing to get fenced in...Today we picked up the rolls of Sheep/Goat wire and an another gate...We are providing the fence wire for our section of the fences and they (the neighbors) are providing most of the posts and the labor.
The corner posts are set...He does nice work...a kazillion times better than we could have done.
Also we are working on a new chicken house...This was originally another neighbors dove/quail house...it had a mesh floor but hubby replaced that with wood and some sturdy floor paint...as for the lovely blue...let's just say, I was less than impressed, as I wanted it and the walls to be white...just as well for him the floor will be covered in wood shavings.
The goats are not convinced the chickens should have this new house, maybe it would make a good goat house...and that is something we have gone back and forth about...it would be a good place to separate the birthing does and new kids into...decisions decisions...but then what do we do with the chickens...the "temp" house is falling down and they need to be moved soon.(like last month)
And this is a new face to yall...Sara Goat...She is a gorgeous triple registered 4yr old Nigerian Dwarf Doe...She is due on the 29th of Jan 2013...I can not begin to tell you how exciting this is for us...Her babies will be our first ones born on OUR farm...having been working and saving for this for almost 9yrs...first to buy the land...then build the house...then to have enough fencing to add the goats...THIS IS IT...babies on the way.