Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday again.

It's Friday again. Wow, this week has just flown by. I've been busy getting things ready for my grand daughter's graduation party Saturday. Chloe graduated high school and Kansas will be going to high school in the fall. Plus all the May and June birthdays. And just a celebration of friends and family. I have so much food, I'm so glad I have an extra fridge to put it all in. I am so excited for this party! I bought 100' of really cool lights at Costco that we'll string around the trees then we'll put the tables in between the trees for shade. My son=in=law Jason will be playing music and playing some of his own music too. Lots of food, fun, friends, family and good music!

I have been trying to find some way to get the goats to produce more milk. I had been getting about 3/4 of a gallon twice a day between the 2 girls. I have tried calf manna before with other goats and they'd just eat around it. Never have given any to Freya and Olga though. So Monday when I was at the feed store, I saw a small bag of calf manna on a shelf. It was $17.99! So I asked Colby about it. He said one guy gets it for his rabbits when they have babies. He gives them just 1 pellet at a time and they produce a lot of milk. Anyway, so I got a bag. Started Monday night. Just a handful in the bucket of feed for them both. And almost immediately I started getting a full bucket. This is a gallon bucket. And they have not been able to go outside their pasture to browse along the fence row because they mowed hay and still haven't came to get the bales yet. I am quite impressed with the girls! So now, instead of 1 1/2 gallons a day I get 2 full gallons! I have 3 milk customers getting 2 1/2 gallons a week, and still bottle feeding 5 lambs, and I still have lots of milk. Some friends are getting a couple pigs and I'm getting half of one, so they can have some milk too.

While I was at Costco shopping for the party, I saw this bottle of wine. I just had to get it. It's a white wine I think and I really don't like white. I usually get reds. But I love the bottle. It has my name on it!

This morning, after the sheep and lambs ate and my 2 bottle lambs had their bottles, they wanted to see what this hen was up to. I took a cute little video of her pecking Frodo when he got too close. The a few others came to see what was going on. That's Ella on the left and Frodo on the right. When she laid the egg, she started the egg laying song, then the roo came and joined her. Then Frodo laid down to take a little lamb nap. And I grabbed the egg before they all smashed it.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

1 comment:

Linda said...

I just love the bottle. I am not a wine drinker but I would have bought it too if it had my name on it. That is so cool.

Wow that is a lot of milk! You have good goats.