Spring is right around the corner and on Maynard’s Farm that means big changes! But, before I start with the new…here is what you have missed:
Dad had two babies (boy and girl) born last month. The night they were born it was FREEZING and they were very small. Luckily, Dr. Dolittle the animal whisper, aka Justin, was there (just like every time one of dads goats has kidded!). Justin quickly picked up the girl and brought her inside. It was obvious the mother had rejected her, but we don’t know why. He worked on getting her body temperature up and getting some milk in her. Now, over a month later, both the little girl and boy are doing great! Porter named them Playful (boy) and Hopeful (girl). Here are some pictures:
Justin and Hopeful
So, Hopeful loves to follow Justin around. It makes Miss Kitty, dad’s goose, very jealous. But it is ADORABLE how Hopeful will hear his voice and come running from where ever in the fields she is. She will literally jump in his arms.
She likes to help him “work”.
Speaking of Miss Kitty’s jealousy. She has started jumping into Justin’s arms also. She’ll even give him “kisses”. Are you seeing why we call him Dr. Dolittle?
Well, with spring around the corner that means a few things:
1. Shorts and sunglasses! (ok not related to farming or goats but it sure makes me happy!)
2. Here is what thrills my soul about spring…EGGS! Everyone is finally laying. Here is a picture of the girls doing their “work”.
I even have a new layer. It is easy to recognize new layers by their tiny eggs. I had a “fairy” egg this week! Sooo small!
3. The most exciting part about spring this year is….new babies! Justin and I will be bringing home two new girls, from Idaho, next weekend. We are beyond thrilled and I cannot wait to share our journey with you (and lots of pictures) when we get back! The week of April 14th we have baby ducks arriving! And in May we have new chicks coming! It will be babies galore on Maynard’s Farm.
For the last month Justin and I have had some form of eggs for supper every night. You would think we would be tired of it but we aren’t! In fact, we both love it. I made this recipe Tuesday night. Justin did not like the oregano or parmesan, so in the future his will be made separately with no spices and cheddar, BUT I loved it. Probably one of my favorite recipes so far.
So, find you some fresh eggs and start baking! Until next time!