Brett and Zelena hanging out together in the sunshine!
A few weeks ago, we told you about our new barn cat, John Boy. He has been doing great; everyone on the farm has fallen in love with him.
But then last week, when Kirk & Connie from Oregon stopped in at Goat Milk Stuff, they discovered a stowaway. Coming from their engine was the sound of a kitten crying. After a lot of pushing and pulling (and trying not to get burned by the hot engine), Colter and Jesse removed a young, terrified, black and white kitten from under the hood. (And no, she hadn’t come from Oregon, they had spent the night nearby at a relative’s house).
She was scared and had a few cuts, and had obviously arrived at her new home – there was no way Brett was letting her go.
Meet Mary Ellen!
Mary Ellen spent the first few days hissing at John Boy. But now they’re good friends and the two of them are having loads of fun in the hay loft which is their home base.
We love our 2 new kittens!
Does your family have any cats?
Little John Boy has been very popular around the farm these last few weeks! Who doesn’t love a little kitten?
Our garden is doing well this year! Yielding lots of healthy veggies. This week Indigo harvested our carrots.
Everyone has been having loads of fun with our new kitten, John Boy. Watch as he jumps, rolls around and has fun in the hay loft. Learn more about John Boy in his blog post.
Our kittens (John Boy and Mary Ellen) are having fun in the hay loft this afternoon. They have been quite popular among the family; when you can’t find someone good chance they’re playing with the kittens!
One of the flowers that are blooming right now, are the lilies!
They add so much color to the landscape. What are your favorite flowers?
We have several cats around the farm (Jason and Ginger being 2 of them) that help reduce the mouse population. Since we are expanding into food with a new building, we thought we should increase our cat population, just to be safe. Following our cat naming system, meet John Boy!
He’s about 7 weeks old, and absolutely adorable to watch! We’ve only had him about a week, and almost everyone in the family has fallen in love with him.
Kittens are so much fun! Do you have any cats?
So why did that chicken cross the road?
It has to dry out before it can be baled. In past years, it has rained after it’s cut, which results in having to wait longer before baling it. Fortunately this year it didn’t, so we didn’t have to wait long!
This year we had a hay wagon behind the tractor. The boys grabbed the bales, and stacked them flat. (Much more effective than using pickup trucks like last year!)
Once the wagon was full, they pulled it to the barn, where we put it up.
We gathered and put up 500 bales in 3 hours! It’s hard work, but it gives us lots of hay for the goats. Hopefully we can get a second cutting. Have you ever helped put up hay?
We have recently expanded the goats’ pen, so they have more access to woods. But, they still spend most of their time near the barn!
Throwback Thursday – This is one of my favorite photos of the boys. They can get the job done fast!
We have been working hard on cleaning up the woods this year. As a result, we have lots of wood seasoning for this winter!
Emery has a new job on the farm! Watch as he explains it, and shares a little about 2015 goat kidding season.