Friday, February 26, 2010
The Long Winter
I am glad that our goats were bred late so that we don't have little kids out there in this cold and since I am not milking, if I want to I can hold off feeding the goats an hour or so until it has warmed up a bit. They have plenty of hay in their barn at all times so grain can wait for a bit without them getting hungry at all. We feed the goats a nice sweet feed that is all grain, no pellets in their dry season and when they are milking we mix Purina Goat Chow with the sweet feed giving them a higher protein diet than just sweet feed. We also supply them with a quality goat minerals. I am looking forward to the first of April when the kids are due to arrive. My life will be busy for sure, feeding bottles and milking goats again. But I like that sort of busy-ness.
Speaking of busy, I have a busy day ahead of me, cleaning, cooking and everything in between, so time to get off the computer and get to work.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...