The goats are in the barn tonight because, well, all this heat looks to be turning into a doozy of a storm. So we took them on a post-milk walk first, always seeking her own space, Mama Stein took up the rear of the herd.
But, what I really want to say is, we left the farm for an entire week (my little sister got married!). This might as well be a universe in you.have.a.dairy.farm.time. And why is this you ask? Well, because when one has a dairy farm you not only have to milk your goats twice a day, but each goat has a unique personality, and needs to be cared for just.so(and sometimes goats do not behave! shocking, i know!). In addition, there are three sets of pastures to move, and moving solar pastures, often not fun. And on top of that, when you have a dairy farm, chances are you are also dealing with a variety of sorts of animal husbandry: wounds that need tended, special diets that need to be thought of, extra cheese bits snuck to Elvis, etc. So I want to tell you how lucky we are because we have Marie and Michaela who took phenomenal care of the goats, and we came home to them healthy and happy. We are very grateful.
& not to be forgotten - Laura rockstar’d out the caramel shop to make sure everyone got their orders! You continue to make the goats giddy they get to share their caramels to so many new places all the time! Thank you for ordering!
29 notes, August 5, 2012