Meet Mary Ellen

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).

Meet Mary Ellen

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.

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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.

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We love our 2 new kittens!

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Does your family have any cats?





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!


Emery has a variety of flowers in his flower garden. Because there is so much variety, they don’t all bloom at the same time of year. Which means there are always some kind of pretty flower growing.

One of the flowers that are blooming right now, are the lilies!

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They add so much color to the landscape. What are your favorite flowers?




Meet John Boy

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!

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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.

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Kittens are so much fun! Do you have any cats?




Putting Up Hay

Remember last year when we put up hay? Early summer is usually hay time around here.  The fields were tall, so the farmer came to cut it:

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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!

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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!)

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Once the wagon was full, they pulled it to the barn, where we put it up.

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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?