Friday, January 4, 2013

The Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #90

Welcome back friends!

A STAR is born...

Meet Lokelani (Heavenly Rose).  Born to Joyful Hearts Napua on New Years Day.  She's a twin.  This little girl will soon be the foundation of our new Nigerian Dwarf dairy goat herd here at White Wolf Summit Farm.  Fern and Jeff, the owners of Joyful Hearts Farm (my Nigie mentors) have graciously agreed to keep baby Lokelani with her family until she and another little doeling (not yet born) are ready to come to their forever home here at our farm.

We have quite a bit of work to do yet, in preparation of these beautiful little girls.  We need to fence the pasture and prepare them a new home and yard.  We also have to find two experienced livestock guardian dogs.  We are preparing to work with the Great Pyrenees Rescue of Northern California to start fostering (as soon as our fences are up) so we can get adult LGDs that will work successfully with goats and poultry.

In the meantime, unpacking continues and plans for remodeling do too.  We ordered a kitchen full of "in stock" hickory cabinets and when they arrive at the big box store Jerry will pick them up and install them himself to save some money.  We are waiting for my Christmas/Birthday/Anniversary present to arrive too- a dual drainboard farmhouse sink.  I can hardly wait to have it for harvest season.  Outside, Jerry is making good progress using his Dad's old tractor to build a nice road down to the river, from the house.

It's been sunny and clear for about five days and things are drying out nicely.  I plan to walk around the entire property to sketch and measure the terrain to help me determine where to plant what.  It's starting to look like the garden, orchard, and livestock are all going to be housed above the house adjacent to the large 5 acre pasture.  That seems the most economical and efficient use of space to me.  I can fence it all at once to get them safe, and go about sectioning it all off as time and money permits in the future.

My next task is to make cafe curtains for all my new windows.  Okay, sorry for rambling on...  

Your Farmgirl Friday Hostesses are:
Dolly of Hibiscus House and me of course!

Farmgirls love anything to do with homesteading, keeping chicken's, embroidering, sewing, knitting, spinning, quilting, natural home remedies for health care and cleaning, horses, goats, cows, organic gardening and cooking, caring for their loved ones and friends and are community minded. Re-purposing and UP-cycling are high on their list of " fun things to do too! FARM-BOYS like to join in from time to time and we are glad to have'm. 

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Deb, Dolly, and Heidi

Have a Happy New Year!  
May 2013 be your best year ever.


  1. I love your new little star so very cute. I also know you are going to love your livestock guardian...I sure loved my Chewy and hope to get a new one...xoxo

  2. You have so many things to accomplish (and write about) this year. What fun and what a little cutie your Lokelani is!

  3. Thanks Dolly and Kathy for your comments. I am looking forward to many new and exciting adventures this year. I a really looking forward to getting my baby goats and my great pyres. I am told I will need atleast 2 because of our location and the large wildlife here ie: bears and mountain lions. First, to put up a new 6' tall fence.

  4. Hope all is going well with all you ladies?

  5. Happy new year Heidi!
    I shared my Cast Iron Frying Pan Bread recipe. Enjoy!

  6. Howdy Clint and Lisa! Happy New Year. Lisa, I look forward to trying your Cast Iron Frying Pan Bread recipe and Clint I look forward to your garden posts to give me the needed "KICK" to get to work outdoors myself.