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.