Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I have found out that taking pictures of little wiggly baby goats is not near as easy as one might think.  One of two things happen when you walk into the goat pen-A: either they are excited and they run toward your legs to be petted, or B: run toward their mom for safety.  Either way I have taken many pictures of blurry fur balls.  I will post a few of the ones that hopefully you can tell it is a goat.

I am up in the night checking on the one last angora doe that has yet to have her babies.  Of course mother nature has decided since the kids are on spring break the weather should go back to cold and winter like requiring more frequent trips up checking that doe.  I think she will have babies in the next day or two but I have honestly thought that for the past few days.  Yes she is bred, she is moving around eating and drinking fine.  I am just an impatient soul ready for a full nights sleep. 

I made a pot of chili yesterday to help take that chill off of the family.
1(15 ounce) can chili beans in sauce
1(15 ounce) can kidney beans drained
1 pound ground meat cooked and crumbled
1 packet chili seasoning
1(1 5ounce) can diced chopped tomatoes
2(15 ounce) cans tomato sauce

Mix all ingredients in large stockpot and cook until heated through.  This will serve about 6.  This is very thick and stew-like.  We top with grated cheese just before serving and often serve with cornbread muffins.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

One good thing about the prolonged cold weather is the continuing enthusiasm for knitting sweaters.  I am currently working on my Moxie Pulloverhttp://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/moxie-pullover by Amy Christoffers made with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed yarnhttp://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Wool_of_the_Andes_Tweed_Yarn__D5420211.html in the garnet heather colorway.  I have plowed through the majority of the body section and should be on to the sleeves by mid-week.  This week I have had some extra time to search for the next sweater project(or two) and search for yarn.  There are sooo many yarns that I woud like to try out.

This week has also brought with it a new round of colds for the family and new additions to the farm.  Kidding season has begun!!  I have decided to name the babies after bands/singers or musicians.  The angora babies will be named after 80's hair bands(frankly this idea cracks me up). I have Earth, Wind and Fire as a trio of Nubian doelings born yesterday.  I hope to post pictures of some of our new arrivals soon.

I hope you and yours are healthy and happy and may you listen to some music from the 1980's and think of me.