The kids are growing like weeds!

And we're happy to announce that the boys will have a loving home just outside of Cincinnati.  They will be joining a young family whom I'm sure will spoil them.  And lucky for them they will get to stay together...as you can see they are nearly inseparable.  They will be leaving by the first week of June so if any of our friends out there have yet to meet the duo please feel free to stop by.  They could not get any friendlier!

Sad week on the farm...

Its with heavy hearts that we inform the world that our 'cover man' goat, Norris, passed away.  Though one of the youngest, he is the first of our flock to die.   Though we tried to find answers, the necropsy was inconclusive so we most likely will never know why.   Everyone else is healthy and happy and we are keeping a close eye on them all.  I feel terrible that I am now hoping the prison break last month (when the boys escaped and freed the girls for the night) will result in a couple more Norris kids.  One last pic of the cover boy himself...


The Planting Begins...

The first seedlings were planted in the little high tunnel today.  This is the tunnel that will turn into a shade house for our cooler weather crops.  We transplanted seedlings of two types of broccoli and red Russian Kale.  We also direct seeded a curly leafed variety of kale, spinach, and Bright Lights Chard.   Don't let me forget that we first put some weed barrier and woodchips down on the inside and outside edges to try and combat the incoming runner grass.  Fingers crossed that it works. 

In other news...the girls were all happy to be moved to a new patch of lawn.  With the way things have been growing this week, we'll probably be able to move them to the pasture soon.

Everyone's losing their hair!

Screech and Houdini were first, on a nice sunny and warm day this week.  Today was a bit more chilly so the ewes are going to stay in the barn till tomorrow.   (The bottom two pics are Billie before and after). 

And, of course, a new kid pic.  They are getting super friendly - almost to the point where you can't work in the barn because they are underfoot.