They get healthy food, and in return we get lots of good fertilizer for the garden!
Brett (in the middle of doing a yoga video with Jim and PJ): “I smell bacon.”
PJ: “Good thing that’s not distracting.”
Jim: “Breathe in. Breathe in again.”
Jade was standing near the new construction looking around.
Lucky (our contractor): “Are you lost?”
Jade (smiling): “Not yet.”
We were never sure if Galaxy was even pregnant until the last week before she kidded. She stayed rather under the radar and was very active during her pregnancy. Notoriously, Galaxy is a strange goat. She is never hanging around a certain goat crowd, or sleeping next to her siblings, or really doing anything that is consistent with our other goats behaviors. It was great to see her start bagging up as her babies were wanting to come out.
Our two year old first fresheners had done so well up to this point and we had hardly any problems with their births. Galaxy, as usual, did not fit our pattern! She was tight. She didn’t want to push. She wouldn’t stay still. All things that make our job more difficult! We should have expected this from Galaxy. Gaston came out first after Emery coaxed her into pushing and helping him. He was very tangled up but Emery always does a good job at straightening out the babies before the births become too complicated and can put the momma does at risk.
Gepetto was second out and he was so tangled up and wrongly positioned that we pulled him out breech (backwards of normal position). Galaxy was extremely happy to have her babies out. This was a tough one, but her two boys were happy and healthy. Good job Galaxy!
2015 kid count: 31 doelings, 32 bucklings
2015 doe status (33 total): 28 does kidded, 5 left to go
2 set of quads, 8 sets of triplets, 13 set of twins, 5 singles
Throwback Thursday – Look at little Indigo! Her hair was so curly when she was this age.
Fletcher: “I’m going out to play with Thor and Baxter. They need me more than the soap needs to be bagged.”
Confetti is a mix of a variety of scents. While trying to come up with a name for it, everyone smelled something different! It has a strong spice smell (reminiscent of the Cranberry Spice soap) but we’ve also detected everything from floral to tropical.
We decided Confetti best described this complex scent.
The other day Hewitt and Jade spontaneously entertained us by dancing!
Hewitt: “Should I clean my room today or bag soap?”
Brett: “You should do both.”
We had some rain last week, and the younger kids had a blast riding their bikes through the puddles!
Colter has been working hard on cleaning up the woods.
Indigo (who feeds the rabbits): “I think the rabbits like radishes even more than Colter does.”
Colter: “I doubt it.”
Everyone in our family absolutely LOVES musicals. While we were visiting New York City, we had the opportunity to see three broadway musicals, including Newsies. My siblings and I absolutely love the Newsies movie*, so we couldn’t pass up the chance to see the play. It was absolutely amazing, and we couldn’t stop talking about it.
Well, a few months ago, it came to Louisville – so of course we went to see it again!
Indigo was trying to pose like the guy on the poster. LOL
After the show, we went around to the back of the theater hoping to meet the cast – and we were able to get pictures with some of them! This is Angela Grovey, who plays Medda Larkin.
The girls and I were very excited to see Stephanie Styles, who plays Katherine,
and the boys loved getting to meet the star of the show, Dan DeLuca, who plays Jack Kelly!
We were able to give several of the cast copies of our catalog, which got its name from Newsies! We named the catalog “The Banner” so that we could be “Carrying The Banner” – which is one of our favorite Newsies songs!
It was a great night! So great that the little girls got in the car to go home and promptly fell asleep. LOL
Have you ever heard of Newsies? If not, look it up! It’s amazing, and it’s a Jonas Family Favorite!
Come visit the farm and see the goats!
PJ (speaking to all the children): “We have to take the baby goats to the nursing home today. Who is going to be on cleanup duty when they pee on the floor?”