My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, ... thank you!

Adding to our Farm Family

We really miss that fresh raw goat milk that we got used to so quickly. So, when a neighbor told us about another neighbor who was selling off her farm animals (her hubby is making her ... good grief!), we called her. Stopped by yesterday to took a look.

She has a black nubian goat who kidded in March and puts out 1/2 gallon of delicious creamy milk a day. Neighbor willing to share ownership with us for some of the milk. No problem. We're bringing her home this weekend.

She also has lots of chickens so we're bringing home 5 of them ( 2 buff orpington hens, 2 white plymouth rock hens, 1 delaware hen ) and putting them in with the goats. Or maybe 5 of our black australorps in with the goats and the new ones with the other 5 chicks. Hope having chickens in the goat pen will help keep the fly population down in there. Plus ... hmmm... more eggs!

We've had lots of rain lately so our garden is finally growing! I **have** to remember to take my camera out so I can brag because ... wow ... we have a cantaloupe vine that has suddenly decided it wants to reach across the world! Ok, that's an exaggeration, but still... it's finally started to grow.

Onions I had planted in with the potatoes have suddenly sprung up too. Beans all over the place. Yellow squash and zucchini. Tomatoes.

Yup. Gotta remember to take the camera with me this weekend as we do our chores.

Happy weekend, all.

1 comment:

DayPhoto said...

YEAH for the Goat and the Chickens and the RAIN!!!!