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, www.rosemary-ridge.blogspot.com ... thank you!

Our little 2 acres

I haven't talked a lot about our little 2 acres lately. So busy with my diet blog (http://veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com) and my cooking blog (http://survival-cooking.com) AND working with a newly-diagnosed autistic/OCD child ... that I'm just getting further and further behind!

On our little 2 acres here in rural Colorado, we have 4 goats. Still. One milking Nubian doe who's milk is starting to dry up. We've "sent" her on dates with a nubian behind us, but she went back in heat the other day so she spent most of yesterday with that buck again. Hope this one took!

We have 1 adult nigerian dwarf doe who also may or may not be pregnant by an Angora buck (to make the new breed: Nigora). Her half-sister is just now 10 months old and will be having a date soon with the same Angora buck. And her twin is a wether so he is just a pet!

Then the chickens! We had 17 but sold 3 so now we have 14. Out of our 6 easter egger girls, we're getting 2 green eggs, 2 brown eggs, and the other 2 pullets haven't started laying yet! The 4 black australorp pullets and 2 white plymouth rock hens give us about 2-4 eggs a day. The two roosters do their rooster duties so hopefully when a hen goes broody, we'll start her incubating some chicks! Yahoo!

All in all, daily, we get:
1 quart goat milk
3-5 fresh eggs
3-5 fresh tomatoes (from the plants I brough inside for winter)

Yummy yummy! We're making great plans for next year, so be sure to check back.

Enjoy your day!

2 comments:

Trashdigger said...

glad to see you are still blogging. Hope all is well

Vee and the Kid said...

Thanks, Trash. I'm gonna try to update more often. Very busy! Hope you're ready for the storm coming in today!