It's been another whirlwind week here on the homestead. My good friend Michelle accompanied me and my dairy goats on a long drive to and from a goat show on Sunday.
|That's my Lily being shown by the 4-H student in the orange shirt.|
It was HOT! We had a 4+ hour drive each way so we were up and out by 3am, but we still managed to have a few giggles on the road. The competition was great. There were some awesome mammary does.
Jerry and I have been making plans for our new livestock barn. He's going to start the footings in a few weeks so he can get it up before the rainy season. It's going to be 12 x 24, with a gambrel roof for loft/hay storage and will have a section on the end for a new chicken coop and run too.
|This is DesertNanny BE Trump Card. Our new herdsire. Photo by Sharon Warren.|
Our new buckling will be coming home next month on my birthday, the 19th. In the meantime, I am on a mission to find a livestock guardian puppy.
Today we are heading down the mountain to the big city to find a few things to winterize our travel trailer and new tarps for the current goat yard. The last ones only held up for three months in our intense summer heat. We also hope to visit the COUNTY FAIR this evening. It'll be our first visit to this one. I am really looking forward to checking out the livestock available for the auction this weekend. That's another goal... grass fed beef to fill our freezer. One of these days we'll get there. It just takes time to build a farm from scratch I guess.
Here's your weekly dose of Farmgirl Fun from Deb!
Welcome one and all to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop # 125! WOW! What a great hop we had last week! It was so fun to welcome Debbie " Farmgirl Unleashed " to our little party wasn't it? I love her farmgirl spirit and I hear she has a fun featured farmgirl for you this week!
I'm guessing some of you got your farmgirl spunk back by the looks of how many entries we had last week! I was thrilled to see our party tip the party scale at over 100 entries! Many people take blogging breaks during the summer due to travel, too much heat and work or just feeling UN inspired... I think it's natural to feel that way during the hot summer months don't you?
I'm so happy we are moving into fall and cooler weather. I definitely feel sharper and more " with it " ! I'm looking forward to more cooking inside, nice walks and finally getting to my fall To-Do list.
I've been a little tied up with some extra special farmgirl'n over at my moms this past week! When you're done linking up, pop over to my MJF Beach Farmgirl Blog for some GET WELL remedies, FARMGIRL STYLE!
Everyone who plays in the dirt, craft room, kitchen or farmyard are welcome! FARM-BOYS WELCOME!
Your Farmgirl Friday Hostesses~
and White Wolf Summit Farmgirl Blog
Dolly of Hibiscus House and Dolly is Cooking
Debbie of Farmgirl Unleashed
and me of course!
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