Since I last sat down to share a few thoughts, a lot has happened here on our little slice of heaven.
Starting in March, as planned, kidding season began. Late nites, early mornings and even a couple of sleepless nites, but in the end 13 babies were born. Milking began shortly there after. We allow the babies to stay with their mothers for a few weeks, then separate them. We of course continue to bottle feed them with their mother's milk and also introduce alfalfa to them. Now that they are all about 3 months old, it will be time for them to move to their new home on a cattle ranch in Wyoming were they will graze in open pastures.
In early May, the bee boxes arrived. That is always an exciting time and a little nerve racking. As of current, the new bees are happy and busy! One side note, if a swarm is spotted in Norther Colorado, please contact us , we love to capture swarms.
Gardens are tilled and planted. I always think about the quote that describes a Gardner as the the" eternal optimist", you have to be because why would you plant year after year? Of course, we always have one eye is on the sky watching for Summer storms that rack havoc in no time at all. It is not uncommon this time of year either to see Lee glancing at his weather app on his phone watching the radar, then deciding if we will miss this cell or not.
Summer time also means Market time! We have a packed schedule again this year, always love visiting with our clients and of course meeting new ones. We have a couple of new products this year, Goat Milk Body Cream and Goat Milk Bath. Both are wonderful and I hope you will try them. Please check the "Home" page to see our schedule and I hope to see you soon. d.
Love comes in many different sizes, shapes,and forms each day. From a cup of coffee brought to you in bed, or someone doing your evening chores for you, Love on the farm is always present. We have a beautiful one eyed black cat in the barn, Uno , she is so friendly and kind. Most of the barn cats scatter when the door opens, but not Uno. She loves to be held and her ears rubbed, she loves to be loved. Who doesn't?
This Valentines Day show the one's you love how much you love them with our beautiful goat milk lotions! From the beginning to the end, all of our products come from the animals we love most, our goats.
So share the love, on all orders $50.00 or more, we will ship for free!
Dawn til Dusk Gifts From the Farm was created eight years ago in Northern Colorado. My husband, Lee, and I were rebounding from a devastating blow to our family, and when we landed on this small and very old farm our healing began. Here on the farm we realized that we could begin again and recreate ourselves. Or better yet be the people we always knew we were, and now we could live the life we always craved.
I always have loved cooking, and finally, now I had the opportunity to raise dairy goats and make goat cheese. After many failed attempts, I tried one more time, concentrating on the directions. When I reached the end of the recipe, it read "if your cheese looks like ricotta, then you need a new brand of milk." So, with that in mind, I took my daughters advice and began making goat milk lotions and soaps. The moral of the story is, I make our soap and lotion and we buy the cheese!