Piddling Around

So we have come upon the final weeks (days??) of my pregnancy. Most of our major chores have been accomplished, you know, except for that whole having a baby business. Just waiting on the little bun to finish baking in the oven. This post will contain a lot of pictures. First, the pregnant gals… As…

I Heart Reuben

Oh Reuben, Reuben, Reuben. You have truly won over our hearts. The animal shelter strongly recommended we keep Reuben caged in his environment for as much as 30 days after bringing him home. Seemed a little extreme to us, but we didn’t exactly have any other ideas about how to make sure he knows this…

The Chicks at 122

So as I’ve mentioned in a couple of previous posts, we have chicks around here again. This was totally unplanned. Somehow I managed to walk through all of the feed store “chick days” without buying any chicks. But I still ended up with six chicks. Virginia law requires that you buy a minimum of six…

All The Helpers

After a long, frigid Virginia winter and lots of deep litter in the chicken coop, it was finally time to pull out all the layers upon layers of chicken poo from underneath the roosting bars in the roost. I did not take a picture of what that looks like, because, well, because it’s basically 5…

Reuben

For the past year, I have been waiting and hoping that a stray cat would just take up residence on our little farm. But I’ve waited in vain. No such cat has ever showed up around here. I’ve had cats my whole life. I honestly cannot remember a time of not having at least one…

Baby’s Room Reveal!

As promised…I am finally ready to show you how our little baby’s room came to be. First, it’s not really a room. We don’t have a bedroom for the baby. One of the biggest thumbs down for buying this house, was that there were only three finished bedrooms. We have a fourth unfinished bedroom in the…

Goat Shed Two

After building our first goat shed, now simply referred to as the barn, we took a teeny tiny break from building anything. We spent a couple of weeks just enjoying our goats and the fruit of our labor. But then we had to get busy with extending the yard and building a shed for the…

We Are Goat People Now

It has now been over a week since we brought home our goats. I’m happy to say we have kept them all alive and well. We have been researching about Nigerian Dwarf goats for over a year, but just like everything else, much of the learning curve comes by experience and not just through books…

Ineptitude Strikes Again

I’d like to blame the third trimester of pregnancy, commonly referred to as “pregnancy brain” to be the reason. If not that, then maybe fatigue…I mean, we did just power through a crazy month of building our goat shed and then I had to make the 3-hour drive (each way) to get the goats and…

And We Have Goats

I’d love to say that the day had finally arrived, but that’s not exactly the right way to word that. The goats are here! Five weeks earlier than we had planned on. That’s ok though. We were up for the challenge and built a goat shed in record time under some pretty tough working conditions….

Sweet Tooth

I don’t really crave sweets that often. Especially in this pregnancy, I’ve craved spicy and salty foods, like pickles, kimchi, and olives. But everyone else in the house has a sweet tooth that they like to appease quite often. That being said, if the sweets are here, I’m not going to just look at them….

From Goat Sheds to Polishing Thrones

Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day. We have had so much rain lately. Work on the goat shed has been sporadic as we have to wait out the weather most days. The deadline to have the goat shed completed is drawing closer and closer. The plan to have a buck pen ready upon…