Today the buck arrived to breed our Boer goat Bee. We also got a delivery of 50 bales of hay in the same trailer that the buck came in. The chickens have started laying more and there were 5 eggs yesterday up from one egg a day previously.
The logger came and did a final walk through on the land. We mapped out the areas where they will cut trees and clear land for more goat pasture and garden area. Then there are all the other things that come up or need to be done on our little farm, like Don finding a creative way to bend rebar to hang a heated water bucket using the tractor or me finding a stash of acorns in my muck shoe on the front porch this morning.
Meet Posey, our new Japanese Chin puppy. She is 11 weeks old and already owns my heart <3 p="">3>
This is Alma. She is a 6 month old silver tabby that we adopted from the humane societies "Barn Cat Adoption" program. They ask farmers to keep their new cats in a large crate for 2 weeks so that the cat become imprinted on her new surroundings and doesn't run off. They even lent us a large wire dog kennel for this purpose. In the photo below Don used his hay pull to pull the crate up into the hay loft where he set it up.
Don pouring out some fancy grain free cat food for our newest employee and resident mouser.
This girl prefers to use the milk crate instead of the nesting boxes on the wall.
Collecting eggs in the nesting room
The girls and boys wandering around the barnyard and venturing out into the road.
Our beautiful helper Clara. She is such a cheerful, hard worker and a real Godsend to us.
50 bales of hay all loaded up into the hayloft!
On the left is Bandit, the young buck that we had brought in to breed to our girl Honey Bee
Bee and Bandit
Bandit getting used to his new surroundings
It ended up working perfectly!
Somebody decided to store some acorns in my barn shoes that were on the porch overnight. There were a couple of them up in the toe part of the shoe :-)