So far, all but 5 does have been confirmed bred. I will have registered Alpine, Nubian, Saanen kids coming next year and some 50% Alpine/50% Saanen as well. Much has happened since my last post. Needless to say, things are changing here at Night Sky Farm.
I sold one of the cows three weeks ago. Annabelle Clover went to her new home in Spout Spring, VA where she fits in nicely with her new family. I miss her tremendously, but it had to be. Emmy and GABRIELLA, her heifer calf of 2013 are here and well. They both have just gotten over a bout of “Winter Dysentery”, YUCK! I will be breeding Emmy in 3 weeks since she just had a heat along with the virus. Gabriella will also be bred soon. The Fall milk will flow!!
I am slowly getting used to life on the farm by myself. My son moved away last February and I greatly miss his presence, not only for the help, but the physical person is no longer here. I have created a rhythm that seems to work with me, but it is very hard. I have had to stop attending Market due to the fact that it is Winter and I cannot be away from the farm and my house for 12 hours at a time. I heat ONLY with wood and there is no one here this Winter to stoke the fires and keep the farm orderly. My milk shares have had to cease because of this except for those that pick up on the farm. I am sad about it, but it has to be for now. Goat babies start to arrive mid-February. I have to be on the farm to catch those kids and get them properly feeding. If I’m at Market, my farm will suffer.
I am building a weebly site from which to sell my products this Winter, so all of my regular customers can continue to enjoy the products I offer. When the site is done, I will link it on a separate page which you can access from the main page of the blog. As well as on FACEBOOK. I am very excited about this :) In the meantime, I am making soap, laundry soap, lotion, deodorant and tooth scrub. Also, crocheted gloves, scarves and hats. All of these will be available to buy on this new weebly website. If you need anything please send me an email or call 434-426-4886. I can ship anywhere via USPS or FedEx.
So, take some time this Holiday Season to give THANKS, I am.