Monday, May 26, 2008

Finally, a farm!

About 14 years ago we purchased our home. It was an old farmhouse, partially surrounded by an orchard, with a huge barn, and lots and lots of big trees all around it. It was our dream home at that time. We were newly married, and had lots of time and energy to work on fixing it up. It was a long process. The home came with almost 2 acres of land, and keeping that up is a job! We hoped to have a small farm of some sort, mostly for our children to enjoy. I pictured a little petting zoo, where the kids could go out and enjoy themselves with the animals every day while gathering farm fresh eggs from the chickens. Well, it has taken a long time to get here. We have changed some of our desires for our little farm. One of which is goats. Here is one of our newest additions. She is a baby nigerian dwarf goat, named Buttercup. I really like the miniature breeds of animals, and this size is more managable for small children. I also like the idea of milking, and nigerians are very good for that. My husbands idea of having goats is for weed control. So, we will also be getting a few more goats to help with that. They will all be pets, and will come to be very loved by all of us here, I am sure.

I hope to post more soon about what we are up to around the farm here. Painting our house took 3 summers to complete, so I will post some pictures of it. We have been working hard to get things in order, and we have some big, and little projects coming up. Oh, and check back to see a picture of our other baby goat soon!! We are having so much fun with them, and it is finally starting to feel like a real farm around here!

3 comments:

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

Cute!
If Jeff just wants pets/weed contol, I have two baby boys here just waiting....they will be ready in two months to go to a new home. They are super cute!
Much less expensive than girls, too.
Red and white, and blue and white with long, long ears.

Handwoven Dreams said...

Hey there! I LOVE the music! My in laws have goats at their place and so we have a special place in our heart for them too!

Take care,
Betsy

Becky said...

Just hopping over from your comment on my blog ...

WOW! What a wonderful place to grow-up! Your family is truly blessed!