Friday, June 18, 2010

Hello, We Have Taken Over The Farm

Hi, my name is Ruthie.  I would like to announce that I am the ring leader and am now in charge of the “Farm”.  We have taken over.  It is a bit difficult to type with my hooves but I type slow.  Here is what is going on.  The humans have been busy working and taking care of so many things.  Goatmama Kelly has been letting the blog go.  We goats are highly intelligent and are filling in for our  humans.  We love them and want to give them a break today.
Here is my BFF  Annie.  She is the daughter of my Aunt Isabella.  She is the photographer  today.  I will keep this short but let you know what our day is like.  We love going out and playing, eating hay and head butting each other.  We both have horns and are very proud of them.
We took a foray out into the pasture to take some pictures of the nasty boys. Not really.  They are funny and make us laugh.   This is Acheron. He is a big ram.   The rams like to run and play too.  When they head but you can feel it. BAM!
This is Archer and his mama.  Oh did his mama get a bad hair cut.  I heard the farm mamas talking about having to fix her wool.  I hope they get to it soon.  She is having a bad hair month.  Anyway, Archer is one of the big boys.  His mama and daddy came from a long way off.  He is proud of his parents.  Doesn’t he have lovely horns?  They are big.
These two boys love to run around the pasture kicking up their heels and baaaaaaaa. 
Thank you for visiting the farm with us.  I know the farm mama is pleased that I have done the blog for her today.  She will be back soon and bring lots of lovely pictures of us all. 
Much love and prayers from all of us farm animals.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

My Mom Came to See Me

I had a very wonderful visit from my Mom.  It seems like everything stood still on the farm.  She came up from Florida and spent a whole week on the farm.  Of course I put her to work immediately.  I wanted her to teach me how to make a few things that I remembered from childhood. My mom is a great cook.  She loves to make up recipes.  Sometimes she makes a wonderful cake and cannot reproduce it a second time.  She is wonderful and finds humor in this.  First off, I wanted chicken-n-dumplins.  Not Chicken and Dumplings.  We don’t have those in the south.  She laughed because she hasn’t made them in a really long time.  We took a couple of our roosters out of the freezer.  They went to freezer camp last spring.  I have noticed that there is a huge color difference from farm raised chickens and store bought chickens.  Ours are yellow naturally and they make a rich, thick broth.043
Next she mixed plain flour and our goat milk together to just the right texture.
Then she mashed out the mixture to just the right thickness.

After this was done, she gently floated the dumplins into the broth. I wish I had thought to take a picture of the finished product. Thing is, I was eating myself into true heaven. 
The next day I put her to work making soap.  She loves the soap and got to see it from start to finish. 
She made a whole batch of Naked to take back to Florida with her.
I didn’t make her work the whole time.  We did get to enjoy the beauties of the farm.  The lilacs were in bloom.
The farm was wrapped in its summer greenery.
We made biscuits, fudge, a lime cake and much more. I am still full.  It was such a good visit.  The weather cooperated. It was cool and sunny.  Great weather and great company.  Thanks Mom
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm