Quiet days alone at home are rare for me, and when there's a cloudy wet drizzle keeping me inside it is especially peaceful. The animals have all had their breakfast, so its a good time to sit and write a long overdue update of the activities going on around the farm.
Every season has its own things to do, but spring takes it to a whole new level of business with the arrival of baby goats. This year, a total of 13. Two girls had triplets, one had quads, and the other two had a single and twins. A few are still available for adoption.
I am happy to report the milking barn is complete along with gutters, downspouts and a tank to collect water. It still needs inside finishing touches, such as electric and lights, but its usable and clean. And the best part for now is I am hauling less buckets of water up the hill.
Another EXCITING development is completion of the she-shed. A new room in the basement sealed off from the garage and pets. A lot of soap and other goodies are being made, and the Etsy shop has launched. No men or animals allowed :-)
We can't forget the greenhouse. Its a work in progress, still learning, but a few things are starting to grow.
My name is Christy Franklin.