Friday, August 3, 2012

The Pig Days of Summer

It is finally summer in the Pacific Northwest. I'm not complaining. It has been wonderful. I'm a mid-seventies kind of gal.
We've been busy with new babies, milk testing, chopping wood, painting, and visiting kids...including my son and daughter-in-law. I am in the process of teaching my DIL all the ropes of farming and she is a very willing student. I can now say, "I'm too tired to milk." and she will happily go do all my chores for me and even make the milk into cheese.
I love her.

My son is an expert at holding the baby goat and socializing it while she milks. I love him too:)

Blackberry has turned into quite the entertaining guy. His favorite pastime is chasing chickens and the cat. I didn't really want another llama but I'm glad I didn't have a choice. My llama lady told me he would be a lot of fun and she was spot on. He is nothing but this point.

 I told Willow she gets to keep him. I'm pretty sure I heard her say thank you.

The goats are all doing well and milking up a storm. I received the numbers of the top ten does for the 2011 milking season and if I'd have continued milking Cora Belle last year just a little bit longer she'd have made it into the top 5.

We are working hard this year to get her on the list for the 2012 milking season. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Hazelnut, Cora Belle's daughter, is turning into the farm favorite with her winning personality that she gets from her dad, Chaos. It certainly didn't come from Cora Belle.

She has a really big mouth though.

Snaps continues to grow and Buttons is just happy to be alive. She has loaned her position as Farm Ambssador to Hazelnut for awhile.

Life is good!


quietmind279 said...

What great pics. You farm is so lovely. I'm glad you have the help of family.

Melodie said...

I hope I get a daughter in law like that one day!

Millie said...

It does look like life is good! I'm sure Willow will be happy to keep her little guy. :-)

Marigold said...

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of pigdom... :)

petoskystone said...

How wonderful your summer is turning out to be :) Hope that Buttons fully recovers, & good luck with Cora Belle. Wonder if llamas go through teenage angst ;)

V.L. Locey said...

What adorable goats!

Tabitha said...

Ah. we love seeing pics of the pigs we miss them and hope to come visit sometime. So glad to see such a great and growing farm! - Tabitha