Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ag Update

Wow! It's been 3 days since I posted. When will I learn that time flies!!?

Goat update. I sold 2 bucks yesterday, they'll be picked up tomorrow. It just happened. I didn't even try and wasn't expecting to sell them for at least another month. Sherie of Maplebrook Farm where I bought Firefly and Butter last year had a doe not kid as she expected. Apparently she just didn't take and they didn't notice until on due date and beyond no kids appeared. She does homeschool classes in her home on farm life. We went to one last year on goats, mentioned here. She has a class all set up for next week but no kids to have for the class. So she is buying Snowcap and Lefty for her class. She'll later sell them, but for now I'll be down 2 goats. Two goats I won't have to feed and 2 goats I won't have to worry about selling. I'll really be in the milk then as they drink a 1/2 gallon a day just the 2 of them.
I do need to get making cheese now and yogurt! I hope I can finally get that right. Thanks to Theron for the cooler idea I think it will work. We'll try it out today.

Yesterday I planted a bunch of beans and cucumbers. We had great sunshine for several days in a row and now the rain and clouds are back. We've had a most disappointing spring.
My try at starting tomatoes from seed has pretty much been a complete flop. I am learning from the flop though. Out of 30 plants I MIGHT have about 5-8 that are strong and healthy. Well, I guess that is 5-8 I don't have to buy. I really wanted a HUGE crop this year for canning. :(
My big flock of 38 chickens has really been a disappointment so far and I cannot figure out why they are not laying like they should be. I am only getting about 20 eggs a day from that flock. I should be getting at least 30! UGH! What am I doing wrong?
More research.
That's it for now.
Have a great day!


Liz in Seattle said...

Goodbye Snowcap and Lefty! Have fun!

Are you planning on keeping John for awhile, or just until a lucky buyer comes along?

Matt said...

I really want to buy some of your cheese. Are you able to ship it?