April 30, 2010

Enjoying Spring...

I love Spring. I love when the trees turn green and the flowers start blooming. I love when my garden starts to get those little sprouts of green. I even love doing barn chores. Not that I HATED them before, but they are MUCH more enjoyable when its warm and you don't have to try to keep your fingers from freezing off...

Here are a few pictures from our homestead:

This is what a little boy looks like when he has been playing outside on the farm. Oh and this is what it looks like when that same little boy is ornery:



Here he is helping me with some dirt from the garden:


Now here is one I never would have believed a month ago. 12 pups. One mama. And NO skinny pups. They are all little fatty babies. I had to drop what I was doing and run to get my camera so I could get this picture or "Girl" and her pups:


Here Caden and I are trying to do a little "bonding" with our little male sheep "Jack". We have taken him from his mother, and he isn't too happy about that. SO we are trying to make friends.


Caden has already made friends with Max, our baby goat. Max is already telling Caden secrets:


In the goat world, when you surprise someone with sucking on the end of their nose, it's actually a sign that you love them. I'm glad that doesn't extend out of the goat world, don't look at me to suck on the end of your nose to show you I love you:


AND here is what we will be doing 4 days a week, for the next 2 months. Watching these poor little guys lose. They are a VERY young, first year team, and it just ain't gonna happen. Which is OK! I just like to see my boys have fun... Here is my boy Austin hitting the ball:


Well, it's garden planting day. So you all have a good day, and I will share more pics with you later!

5 comments:

Coffee Catholic said...

More fellow farmers! How wonderful!!

Megan said...

We keep talking about getting goats next year and the kids get sooooo excited!! They really do look fun!

Cute pictures!

Debbie said...

Sounds like fun. I just love the pictures, the chubby cheeks and the goat kisses.

andrewodom said...

Make the cuteness stop! hahahaa. Seriously, what beautiful little goats. I know the kids love them. This is the best time in those goats' lives, I think. They are cute, somewhat soft, and in no danger of processing. Thanks for the pics!

Coffee Catholic said...

We might get goats as well. Good for eating thistles and stuff. We're organic so we can't use weed killer chemicals. Sheep are great as weed-eaters too and we have over a hundred of them. Don't think we'd get over a hundred goats though haha!
I used to milk goats but I'm not very fond of goat milk. Very musky. We have a tame beef cow that's a good milker so we're thinking of turning her into our "house cow" :-) Fresh, raw milk. Hopefully she'll condescend to play along...